When Should Wedding Invitations Be Sent?

Updated: Feb 18

Wedding Invitations – When To Send Out One



Wedding invitations are one of the essential parts of wedding planning. You don’t want to send them so close to the event that your guests cannot take time for it, but you also don’t want to send them out too early. And where you are having your wedding or where the guests are arriving from affects when you should send out the invitations.



If you are hosting a wedding in your hometown or a city you have lived most of your life in, you can safely send out wedding invitations six to eight weeks before the wedding. This gives your guests time to mark out the day on their calendars and make sure they have no other commitments that day.


You will also need to set a date for RSVP. Usually, one month before the wedding is a good idea. By then, your guests will be able to confirm if they are bringing someone along or not, and you will also have sufficient time for organizing things such as placement cards and seating arrangements and give a final headcount to your caterer.

Now, if you have some guests who will be taking time off from work and flying in to attend your wedding, it is a good idea to give them a heads-up before everyone else. You can send them early invitations or make them a call and then later send an invitation when you send them out to everyone else.



But let’s say you will have a destination wedding; that means all your friends and family will have to travel, make hotel bookings, and take some days off from work. In this case, wedding invitations should be sent out two to three months ahead of the wedding.


Sending out timely invitations will ensure all your guests can take out time to attend your wedding, and together, you can create lasting memories.


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