How far in advance should we send out save-the-date cards and our Wedding Invitation?
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If you’re having a local wedding on a non-holiday weekend, it is not required to send out save-the-date cards. Instead, just send the invitations out about six to eight weeks before your wedding date.
For a wedding taking place on a long weekend—which is frequently centered around a holiday—save-the-date cards are a great idea because people tend to make special plans early for these long weekends. Send the save-the-date cards in the mail about five months before your big day.
Invitations for a long-weekend or holiday wedding should be mailed out a little bit earlier, as well. Intend on sending them out about two months in advance.
If you’re planning a destination wedding, your save-the-date mailing should go out about 9-12 months prior to the wedding. This gives guests plenty of time to make travel arrangements and to plan to take extra time off from work if they want to stretch your wedding into a vacation of their own. The actual invitations for your far-away fling should be sent 2 ½-3 months prior to saying “I do.