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Kisha, on December 7, 2019 at 7:13 PM Posted in Planning 0 38
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Is sending out invitations now to early because the wedding is November 2020

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Latest activity by Alisa, on December 23, 2019 at 1:41 AM
  • Kristen
    Rockstar November 2020
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    I dunno if following a timeline is necessary but not sure what etiquette dictates. Are you expecting out of town guests? Maybe send save the dates now?

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  • MOB So Cal
    January 2019
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    Generally, invitations are sent out 6-10 weeks prior to the wedding date. If a couple sends save-the-dates (STDs on this forum) those usually go out 6-8 months before the wedding, but possibly up to a year in advance for a destination wedding. It would be extremely unusual to send invitations now for a November 2020 wedding. Sometimes brides will insist they are "very organized" and want to get everything settled by sending invites early, but that almost always backfires because guests won't know their plans so far in advance and will likely ignore invitations sent too early.

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  • Nicole
    Super October 2021
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    Yes i definitely think it's too early. If you want to send something out now i would consider save the dates.

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  • Gen
    Champion June 2019
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    Definitely too early. Send invitations 6-12 weeks in advance.
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  • Andrea
    Super May 2020
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    Way way too early. It’s early for save the dates. I don’t see the benefit in sending invitations a year in advance. How on earth can someone commit to something that far in advance? When do you want them to rsvp by??
    you already have a venue with menu options set for guests to pick from? You can’t send invitations until almost all your planning is done. Stick to the traditional timeline. You will have a lot of guests decline when they could’ve gone had the invitations gone out at a normal time, and guests who say yes now but have to back out a year later because it’s a year and anything can happen.
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  • Victorian Bride
    VIP April 2021
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    I totally agree with this!! It's definitely too early for invitations, but I would begin planning your STD's and mail them in the next month or two. Don't rush it. Your wedding will be here before you know it.
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  • Kisha
    Beginner November 2020
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    I hear you and that's true i was told its never to early to plan but I see both sides
    Thx
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  • Ashley
    Beginner October 2020
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    Yes, I would think sending save the dates soon and not invitations until 8wks before the wedding
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  • Andrea
    Super May 2020
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    Oh totally plan! I had my venue and date set about 11 months out. We are getting married in May and our save the dates went out late September and I still haven’t ordered invitations. That’s just one of those things you don’t want to do too early. But plan as much as you can as early as possible! Venues, photographers, caterers, all that can be done a year in advance. A lot of venues need to be booked a year in advance if you’re getting married prime wedding months. Congratulations and happy planning!
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  • Kisha
    Beginner November 2020
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    Almost all guests are from out of town
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  • Kisha
    Beginner November 2020
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    I am expecting over a 100
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  • jennaann
    Dedicated October 2020
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    I agree with others - I went ahead and sent out Save the Dates for my October 2020 wedding because I thought why not? and most people are traveling in, but I will wait until maybe 12 weeks out for invitations. Never too early to plan though! ❤️
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  • Kisha
    Beginner November 2020
    Kisha ·
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    There's no right or wrong way because everyone is different but advice is fully noted
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  • Kristen
    Rockstar November 2020
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    Maybe soon is a good idea just to give them time to save.
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  • Meghan
    Rockstar October 2019
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    Yes, too early. As others have said, save the dates can be sent out earlier, typically 6-10 months before your wedding. Invitations are usually sent 6-8 weeks before your wedding.
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  • Kisha
    Beginner November 2020
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    I was thinking the same thing
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  • Kisha
    Beginner November 2020
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    Thanks I will consider
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  • Kisha
    Beginner November 2020
    Kisha ·
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    Ok thank you for your! Answer
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  • Kisha
    Beginner November 2020
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    Hey Nicole. Thank you
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  • Kristen
    Rockstar November 2020
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    My personal opinion is this I know that there are experts that invent timelines of when to do things but personally I don't think that anyone is going to look down on you for sending out invitations way in advance. I know with my crazy schedule and how I'm always planning traveling I would love to know as far in advance as possible about an important life event for someone I care about so I make sure not to book anything around that time.
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