When to send wedding invitations Wedding planning is an exciting time, but it can also be a stressful one. One of the most important decisions you’ll have to make is when to send your wedding invitations. Your invitations carry important information that will help your guests plan for the day and make arrangements accordingly.
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The best time to order and send your wedding invitations is 6 months out from your wedding date. This gives your guests enough time to RSVP and allows you to give a firm head count to your venue and other vendors.
According to etiquette, your invitation should include the names of the couple getting married, the wedding date, time, and location. It is also a good idea to list if the ceremony and reception will be held at the same location or separate locations. It is also acceptable to have a short paragraph explaining the dress code and other important details for your big day.
A response card should be included with your invitation, and it is considered proper etiquette to pre-stamp the envelopes. A clear RSVP deadline should be listed, typically 2 to 3 weeks prior to your wedding. It is also helpful to have a guest list management tool or spreadsheet in place to keep track of all your responses as they come in.
If a guest is bringing a plus-one, it’s proper to include that on the inner envelope with their name by adding “and guest” after their last name. It’s also appropriate to use a first name if the guest is male or female.