Carissa Clay
Carissa Smith 10 Dec 2019

How far in advance does everyone send out wedding invitations. We are...

How far in advance does everyone send out wedding invitations. We are getting married in September 2020.

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UKbride Member 10 Dec 2019

We sent ours out 5 months before, asking for RSVPs by 2 months before. Gave people plenty of time lol 😄

UKbride Member 10 Dec 2019

I'm getting married in July and are sending mine thr beginning of February, with an R. S. V. P for the middle of April

UKbride Member 10 Dec 2019

Our invites went out in April/May for our early November wedding last year. RSVP was 2 months before x

UKbride Member 10 Dec 2019

About 6 months before is fine, i got married June 2016 and sent them out the January before.

UKbride Member 10 Dec 2019

Usually 5-6 months before for day guests (unless any guests are travelling from abroad) and 3 months before for evening guests with rsvp 8 weeks before wedding

UKbride Member 10 Dec 2019

I sent mine out October and we get married March next yr. Too far in advance people forget but, you wana give them enough notice so they don't book hols etc.

UKbride Member 10 Dec 2019

Im getting married october 2020 im sending mine in feb /march with latest rsvp by 1st july

UKbride Member 10 Dec 2019

6 weeks before because we planned our wedding within 8 weeks of getting married 🤷‍♀️🙈

UKbride Member 10 Dec 2019

I sent mine out beginning of sept for a March wedding- we are getting married on a Sunday so wanted to give people the chance/time to book the Monday off work

UKbride Member 10 Dec 2019

I’m getting married October 2020 and sending ours out in March (just before the new tax year when most people put their holidays in!)
Then RSVP 1st July!

UKbride Member 10 Dec 2019

I got married October 2018 and sent the invites out in February 2018 because we were having a sit down meal and needed numbers for deposits etc xxx

UKbride Member 10 Dec 2019

We're getting married out of the area so our immediate family have theirs and friends are going out after Christmas x

UKbride Member 10 Dec 2019

I get married in june so sending them out very soon with rsvp 2 months before wedding xx

UKbride Member 10 Dec 2019

I'm getting married in October 2020 so I'm going to send my invites out in Feb or march even though I have told them but this will be the official invite

UKbride Member 10 Dec 2019

We're getting married in September 2020.
We are sending out our save the dates in the next few weeks,unlikely to have final timings to do the "proper" invitation ls with until May/June and as the wedding is on a sunday we want to give ample time for people to book the monday off work.

UKbride Member 10 Dec 2019

I’m getting married October 2020 and I’ve already started sending out invites. Is rather have a few months before where I don’t have to chase anyone

UKbride Member 10 Dec 2019

We sent ours out in Jan for our May wedding.
Having said that, this morning I received an invite to my friend's wedding in Oct 2020.

UKbride Member 10 Dec 2019

I'm getting married on oct 2020 sending out save the dates end of January then invites 6 months before

UKbride Member 10 Dec 2019

I'm getting married August 2020 and sending invites over festive period. We have a lot of guests travelling so giving them plenty time to book time off and book accommodation as our area fills up quickly with tourists

UKbride Member 10 Dec 2019

Just sending over Christmas, wedding 11.07.2020. We didnt send save the dates. Evening g ones will go out around early March x

UKbride Member 10 Dec 2019

I'm getting married in September and plan on sending invites about end Jan/feb. X

UKbride Member 10 Dec 2019

We are getting married April 2020 and have just received our invitations from the printers, very exciting. I did want to send them out in October but other things got in the way so they will probably go out with Christmas cards now. I did do a Facebook save the date for those on Facebook so i have a vague idea of who is definitely coming and others are family members who my mother has informed me are definitely coming so invitations and RSVPs are just a formality to let everyone know where and when. My only worry is accommodation as my in-laws who have already booked somewhere said that many b&bs were fully booked. So if you are marrying far away from family make sure they go out early enough for people to book accommodation.

UKbride Member 10 Dec 2019

I sent save the dates a year in advance and then invitations went out 6 months before our wedding x

UKbride Member 10 Dec 2019

Im getting married august 2020 and plan to do mine end of jan so dont get lost in with xmas cards and stuff and need numbers back a month before xx

UKbride Member 10 Dec 2019

I’m getting married in just under three weeks. Sent save the dates in March and invites end of July, would have done it earlier though my daughter graduated mid July and as we getting married day after her birthday asked me to hold off till after her graduation which I did.
Even sending them with over five months till the date , when I had already sent save the dates, still had to chase people who said they were coming but hadn’t returned their food options.
I say the sooner the better so if you have to chase people it’s not as stressful x

UKbride Member 10 Dec 2019

I'm getting wed Oct 20 and will be sending mine out in May/June x

UKbride Member 10 Dec 2019

We sent ours out in August and we get married in Februaty xxx

UKbride Member 10 Dec 2019

We get married in July and have been told by our wedding planner to send them out the end of January and have them all back in by May. This way any final adjustments can be made.

UKbride Member 10 Dec 2019

We are getting married July 2020, so we will posting our invites out in January xxxx

UKbride Member 10 Dec 2019

I have just sent mine because lots of people coming from far away, about a month ago! Xx

UKbride Member 10 Dec 2019

Getting married 26th September 2020. Save the dates going out in Christmas cards and invites going out March to rsvp by June

UKbride Member 10 Dec 2019

Getting married in July, our invitations are going out over next week or so as we're not having kids so want to give people lots of time to arrange childcare

UKbride Member 10 Dec 2019

We are getting married in September too not bothering with save the date as just another expense. Invites are being printed now going out end of Jan with date for reply set as end of feb x

UKbride Member 11 Dec 2019

We get married April 2020 and our invites will go out between Christmas and New year. We sent save the dates a while ago because everyone has to travel so people had the details to book accommodation

UKbride Member 11 Dec 2019

Hello! Firstly I would recommend to have Save The Dates out from now to early January.

Save the dates are beneficial and can help to determine your headcount and costs for the venue at an earlier stage. Plus, it's good to give a heads up to those who may well be making other commitments..

For the RSVP’s if you can give them three months prior to allow for delays and chase ups!

Hope this helps 😊xx

UKbride Member 11 Dec 2019

We’re getting married September 2020, we’re gonna look at doing invites early January x

UKbride Member 12 Dec 2019

So may I just ask what is the difference between a Save the date thing and the actual Invite?
Do I need to do both as I get married in UK on August Bank holiday weekend next year?
Only got the venue and registra booked this week as I only got engaged in Oct.

UKbride Member 14 Dec 2019

My friends have just sent us our invite and they get married in may

UKbride Member 9 Jan 2020

Hello! we would recommend 8-12 weeks before the big day is a good time to aim for, to allow for delays and any chase ups, although you may need a little longer for a destination wedding or if you did not send out any save the dates to begin with.
I hope this helps! 😊

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