When it comes to wedding planning, there’s the stuff you can’t wait to do (cake tastings, anyone?) and the stuff you have to do but aren’t really sure about (and are finding pretty stressful). Two words: Wedding invitations. Well, you've obviously found your dream wedding stationery :), so next is the invitation etiquette...
Firstly, theres no need to panic. Let us make this part easy for you with a list of when to send out invitations, save the dates and when to set RSVP cut-off date:
Save the Date Cards - As soon as you set the date
Save the Date cards should be sent as soon as you set the date and decide on a location for your wedding.
It is especially important to send a Save the Date card if you wish to hold a destination wedding or know you will have a large proportion of guests who will need to make travel arrangements. Save the Date cards also provide your guests with an appropriate amount of time to organise leave from work if required and to decline other offers they may receive for the same date.
Your Save the Date card doesn’t need to be elaborate; it purely needs to contain your wedding date and ceremony/reception location.
Wedding Invitations - 8 weeks before
Ideally wedding invitations should be sent out at least eight weeks before the wedding.
This should allow your guests plenty of notice to clear their schedules and make necessary arrangements in order
to attend your wedding. Sending out your invitation eight weeks in advance also allows you to set your RSVP date a little earlier.
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