Be timely and create a sense of urgency: Technically, invitations should be mailed 6ξ weeks prior to a wedding. In these busy times 10 weeks has become the norm. However, more than that is too early and can backfire. Instead of making sure people respond promptly, this tactic actually causes most people to put the invitation on the "to_do later" list. Also be careful not to confuse your need for deadlines on the room blocks with the final head count for the caterer. You don't need an official head count until about a month before the wedding for the caterer, seating chart and rentals. It is your guests' responsibility to make travel arrangements and hotel accommodations, so try not to stress too much about that in terms of timing for your replies.
Wedding Invitations __ Wedding invitations are typically mailed around two months before the wedding date. It's recommended to place orders for wedding invitations three to five months before the wedding day. Think about how much time you will need to address your invitations, especially if you plan on adding calligraphy.
by Mark R. Hansel on Jul 26, 2018 Wedding Invitations