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Planning a wedding involves careful coordination and attention to detail, and one crucial aspect is sending out save the dates and wedding invitations at the right time. These stationery pieces play a vital role in ensuring your guests have ample time to prepare and mark their calendars.

Join us as we navigate the timeline for sending save the dates and wedding invitations, ensuring a smooth and organised wedding planning process:

 

1. Save The Dates

Rosie Heart-Shaped Save The Date with Ribbon, Diamante Heart & Silver Glitter Decoration

Rosie Heart-Shaped Save The Date with Ribbon, Diamante Heart & Silver Glitter Decoration

Save the dates are typically sent out 12 to 24 months before the wedding day.

These cards serve as a preliminary announcement, giving your guests a heads-up to reserve the date and make necessary arrangements. Save the Dates are especially important for destination weddings or if you have guests traveling from afar.

 

2. Wedding Invitations

Ruby Pink Magenta Floral Vellum Wedding Invitation, RSVP & Gifts Information Cards

Ruby Pink Magenta Floral Vellum Wedding Invitation, RSVP & Gifts Information Cards

Wedding invitations should be sent out 6 to 8 months before the wedding day.

By this time, you should have finalised all the details, including the venue, ceremony and reception times, and any additional information your guests may need.

Wedding invitations provide the formal invitation to your guests, requesting their presence on your special day. Include RSVP cards or provide an online RSVP option to gather accurate guest counts.

 

3. Online RSVPs & Reminder Cards

Willow Wedding Package - Invitation & RSVP & Gifts Information Slip Cards

Willow Wedding Package – Invitation & RSVP & Gifts Information Slip Cards

In today’s digital age, many couples opt for online RSVPs to streamline the process. If you choose this option, include clear instructions and a website link on your wedding invitations.

Additionally, consider sending reminder cards or emails a few weeks before the RSVP deadline to ensure all guests respond promptly.

 

Remember…

Sending Save the Dates and wedding invitations at the appropriate times is crucial for a well-organised and stress-free wedding planning process. Remember to send save the dates 12 to 24 months in advance, followed by wedding invitations 6 to 8 months before the big day.

Adjust the timeline for destination weddings, holiday weekends, and international guests accordingly.

By adhering to these guidelines, you’ll ensure your guests have ample time to prepare, resulting in a joyous and well-attended celebration.