I know B-listing is a touchy subject on here and I'm not looking for someone to tell me that I shouldn't be sending out invites in two batches.
FH and I both have huge families that we NEED to invite, which left little room in our budget for friends. We have a ton of friends we'd love to invite. We're thinking of sending invites to our families about 3 months in advance and then sending invites to everyone else about 2 months out. This way, if we have a lot of family members that say no (possible on my side due to travel and lots of small children), we can fill in the gaps with our friends that we would love to invite. Does this timeline make sense for a July 24 wedding?
March 15 - send invites to family
April 15 - RSVPs due for family
April 15 - May 15: call family who didn't RSVP (inevitable that most of them wont given our families) & finalize the rest of the guest list
May 15: Send invites to everyone else
June 24: RSVP due