UKbride Member Request 7 Dec 2017

How early is too early to send out invites? We don't get married until April...

How early is too early to send out invites? We don't get married until April 2019 but if like to send invites out as soon as. Also how long do you give people to RSVP?

Lucy Lewis
Lucy Lewis 7 Dec 2017

Hi about 6 months before would be the best time :)

Steph V
Steph V 7 Dec 2017

Hi, I wouldn't send them out just yet as people may either misplace them or accidentally throw them. I will be sending mine out a year before and our caterers want final figures 4 weeks before but I would personally ask people to RSVP 4-3 months before as some guests take ages to reply if at all :)

Emma Raisborough
Emma Raisborough 8 Dec 2017

I would say send them out 3-6 months prior to your wedding. I gave people 3 months to RSVP and where most got back to me within that time I was still chasing quite a few people up on the last day - no matter whenyou set the deadline for there are always a few you have to chase. My wedding is in Feb but I wanted to have all my RSVPs back before Christmas so I had xmas holidays to get everything done :)

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 8 Dec 2017

Send out save the dates a year before the event and send the invites out 6 months before the wedding xx

Rachel Turnbull
Rachel Turnbull 8 Dec 2017

I get married on the 1st April next year and I’m sending my invites out in January, I’ve asked everyone to rsvp by 4 weeks before 🙂

Hazel Cottrell
Hazel Cottrell 8 Dec 2017

We're getting married April 2020, save the dates April 2018 and invites April 2019 x

Bethany Smith
Bethany Smith 8 Dec 2017

I'm sending out save the dates a year before and then invites a few months before. If you want people to be informed then save the dates will be your best bet. It's an American tradition but it means people have tons of time to book days off work and such. We used magnets so people won't lose them :)

Sarah Davis
Sarah Davis 8 Dec 2017

ooo im getting in april 2019 😁 sending save the dates around april-may next year and invites around the october as we have to let our venue know the food :) xx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 8 Dec 2017

Hi, I’m getting married I April 2018 and only just sending invites now, and even this feels a bit early. Depends on when you need to give numbers by. X

Catriona White
Catriona White 9 Dec 2017

I sent out save the dates a year in advance due to international guests. We're sending out invites5.5 months early and asking for RSVPs 8 weeks before the wedding to give us 2 weeks to chase up and hopefully have numbers and menus 6 weeks before the big day. I agree that STDs would be better than invites at your stage you don't want to risk ppl putting them by the side to deal with mater because it's so early then forgetting!

Kendal Cooke
Kendal Cooke 10 Dec 2017

I’m 2020 and I’m sending save the date cards


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