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Nicole
Beginner March 2023 British Columbia

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Nicole, on August 4, 2022 at 17:34 Posted in Before the wedding 0 8
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Hi guys! I was just wondering what the appropriate timeline is to send out wedding invitations? We aren’t doing save the dates, just the invites. However, the majority of our guests do not live locally…some in England and some in Australia (we are in Canada). I told my mom I was going to be sending out invites within the next month but she said that is WAY too early, but I want to give those making such an expensive trip enough of a heads up. Our wedding is March3rd. Do you think it is too soon for us to mail out our invites?

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Latest activity by Rachay, on August 8, 2022 at 01:54
  • Rachay
    Curious August 2022 Ontario
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    I believe that the earlier the better especially since your guests are not local. This will give them more than enough time to book time off of work and save money to buy their tickets and book their accommodation. I sent mine out in April 2022 and im getting married this coming Saturday. But then again, my guests are all local and my wedding was rushed due to my fiancé grandmother becoming ill and us wanting to ensure she was a part of our big day.
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  • Michelle
    Newbie October 2022 British Columbia
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    I sent mine 8 months in advance and most of my people are local. I think lots of notice is good cause they can plan trips and make sure they clear their schedules. Then you can send an email reminder closer to the date
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  • Carine
    Featured September 2023 Ontario
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    I'm a plan a head and some of my guest are out of town and hotels tend to book fast so to me, sending them 4-6 months is plenty of time for people to request off and to book their hotel rooms. With Covid planning is not like it used to be, we are all competing with new engagements as well as the wedding Covid back log. I feel sending out my invitations a month before is just screaming last minute cancelations because not enough notice and hotels are sold out or the rates have gone up due to occupancy, I know this because I used to work at a 5 star hotel. Rates fluctuate, you can get a good rate now because it's months in advance but then the closer it is and hotel is selling out their rates go up higher.

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  • Nicole
    Beginner March 2023 British Columbia
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    I am beginning to wonder if it’s become one of those things to just send them when it seems right? Make our own rules! ☺️
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  • Carine
    Featured September 2023 Ontario
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    I'm getting married September 2023, I sent out my save the dates 3 weeks ago since there's a huge back log of weddings, My good friend has 3 weddings to go to next year and we are lucky it didn't fall on my date. Only reason we sent out the save the date. I did mine on Vista print and for save the dates and Invitations cost me $104 for 40 of each, I waited for their 30% off deals.

    I am told to send my invites 6 months before and some say only 2-3 months. So I am lost, They are ready to go anyways so just need a stamp.

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  • Nicole
    Beginner March 2023 British Columbia
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    Fortunately, we do have all the details so that’s not an issue. I like the idea of digital save the dates though, I didn’t even think of that! Thanks ☺️
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  • Hank
    Featured September 2021 Ontario
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    Unless you have all the details for your wedding (date, time, venue, and food options), it's hard to do an invite this early because you'd be asking for information based on details that you don't have to offer.

    If cost is a factor, send a digital Save the Date with a note saying invites to be sent later in the fall.

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  • Brittany
    Devoted August 2023 Alberta
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    Since it is consider a destination wedding for a few, I would send save the dates out like now. Then send the invites the first week of January.

    I would gather all the email address and pay anywhere between $10 - $50 for someone to create the template for you on Etsy and email them out.

    I am having my wedding in Banff which is consider a destination wedding. I am sending out Save the dates a year out (by next week), this will give the information of the wedding date, location and access to my website where there are things like my registry, locations in Banff and Canmore to book rooms, Airbnb website to book a house if they prefer that and the ceremony & Reception location and timings. About half our list is coming out from Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick, so this gives them enough time to check out deals for flights and hotels and coordinate with other family if they rather pitch in for an Airbnb.

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