If you’re having a destination wedding where most of your guests will have to travel, we recommend sending your save-the-dates at least eight months in advance – even up to a year if possible. You’ll want to include all the travel and accommodations information so your guests can book right away. If you’re having a hometown wedding with little travel involved, send your save-the-dates at least six months in advance.
Bridal Shower Invitations and Other Pre-Wedding Events
Bridal shower invitations are usually mailed out three to four weeks in advance – same goes for engagement parties. Set the RSVP date for one to two weeks in advance of the event.
Wedding invitations should be mailed out at lease eight weeks before the wedding date. Ask your guests to return their RSVP cards by at least two weeks, preferably three, before the wedding date so that you and your vendors have enough time to create table assignments, place cards, etc.
If you’re having a post-wedding brunch that everyone is invited to, feel free to include a card with your wedding invitations. If you would like to know final numbers of guests attending, it is a good idea to include a tick box on your RSVP card if they are attending the brunch so you can arrange catering.
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