Wedding Invitations Made Easy
Now that we have gotten the formalities out of the way, here is the schedule for sending out your invitations.
Schedule for invitation
2 to 3 months in advance – order invitations
Up to 3 months in advance – mail save-the-date
6 to 8 weeks in advance – mail invitation
3 to 4 weeks in advance – mail rehearsal dinner invitation
Components of an Invitation
Save the Date – This is used when the event will be held out of town, during a holiday, or if you will have out of town guests.
Invitation – the stationery centerpiece inviting the guest to the ceremony (and reception if held at the same venue).
Response card – this is for your guest to send their reply and or indicate their meal choice. Also includes a pre-addressed and stamped envelope.
Reception card – this is sent when the reception is held at a separate location from the ceremony.
Map and or directions – this is if a map or direction is needed, especially when you have out of town guests.