Wedding Invitation Timelines
SAVE THE DATE
Typically, Save the Dates should be sent out 9-12 months prior to your wedding date. A website including information for destination and accommodation information can also be helpful for planning. Keep in mind your guest list for save the dates - you shouldn’t send a save the date to someone you plan on not inviting to the wedding.
You should request all response cards to be returned no less than 4 weeks prior to the wedding date. This timeline can vary on the needs of your catering company, destination and guest needs. We recommend talking with your caterer or wedding planner to get an exact timeline on when responses are needed.
Wedding Invitations should be mailed 8-12 weeks prior to your wedding. If you are planning a destination wedding, we recommend closer to 12 weeks. We do not recommend sending wedding invitations sooner then this because you will prolong that headache reply card period.
THANK YOU NOTES
Thank you notes should be sent immediately following your event - bridal shower, wedding, etc. It is proper etiquette to let guests know as soon as possible that you received and appreciate their gift or presence.