Be sure to send an invite if you've sent a save the date: The save the date is a courteous heads_up about your wedding date, but it is not an invitation. Keep careful track of who you send save the dates to and make sure they all receive an invitation. I have heard a lot couples tell me that their invitation quantity is going down after they receive responses to the save the date, because some people can't attend. Nothing is more confusing or heartbreaking than receiving a save the date and then never receiving an official invitation. Also, make sure to send an invitation to guests that cannot attend. Not sending an invitation implies the guest is no longer invited.
Helpful Tips: For your out_of_town guests, send save_the_date cards as early as six to nine months before the wedding date. Mail wedding invitations at least six to eight weeks before the wedding date; for weddings during the holiday seasons, the earlier the better! Do not put registry information on the invitations; Set up a personal wedding website or reply upon word of mouth.
by Paul S. Smith on Jul 12, 2018 Wedding Invitations