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When should I send my wedding invitations out? ADVICE PLEASE!!!
My wedding is September 4, I am wondering when the wedding invitations should be sent out... exsp since its a long weekend. I sent save the dates back in January so most people know already and some have even booked their hotel. I was thinking the start of June. Is this too early??

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Married: 07/03/2010
May 14, 2010 at 10:49 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
the last part of June would be good. "THEY" say 12-8 weeks ahead of time.

Married: 11/06/2010
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May 14, 2010 at 12:08 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Last week in June, first week in July

Married: 08/12/2011
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May 14, 2010 at 12:14 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
I think the ladies above are right. Around July would be good---especially since you've already sent STD's out.

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May 16, 2010 at 10:17 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
Industry standard & proper etiquette states 8 weeks ahead - so first part of July is good.

Married: 11/27/2010
May 17, 2010 at 4:26 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
have many friends whos married they tell you all exciting things about their weddings but im fresh off the press need help very badly. i need step by step what is first to do up to the last thing to do.
May 17, 2010 at 11:01 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
You are getting good advice here. Here is a link to my free time line and planner. Hope you find this helpful. Good luck!

There is a free downloadable pdf here. Wedding planner.pdf

The first 7 pages is a timeline, and there is also a checklist at the end.

Married: 06/23/2012
May 17, 2010 at 8:25 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Experts suggest four months in advance if your wedding is on a long weekend/holiday weekend, as people often will make vacation plans for these weekends. Sending a save the date card is great, but if you have disorganized or forgetful guests they may have forgotten the date by now!

Married: 08/21/2010
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May 20, 2010 at 3:00 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
They say 6-8 weeks before, I'm personally sending mine at the end of this month or the beginning of June and I'm requesting a reply by July 31st to make sure I have the numbers for the caterer 2 weeks before the wedidng.

Married: 2+ years ago
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May 20, 2010 at 4:20 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
First of all, ADORABLE response card! Secondly, the general rule is 6-8 weeks like Angie said. Supposedly, they're suppose to respond at least 3 weeks before the date.

Married: 09/17/2010
May 20, 2010 at 4:24 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Late June/Early July - give yourself about 3 (maybe 4) weeks before as an RSVP date.

Married: 04/07/2013
May 20, 2010 at 6:39 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
beging of july end of june

Married: 06/12/2010
May 21, 2010 at 11:11 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
I sent my 8 weeks ahead and gave my guests 4 weeks to respond. I will have a couple of weeks to call those who did not RSVP before I need to give the guest count to my venue.

Married: 10/23/2010
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May 23, 2010 at 12:04 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
End of June, beginning of July and make sure you get your rsvps back by the beginning of August so you have plenty of time to plan.

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