When to send out wedding invitations can be quite a complicated thing. So many weddings are so different these days. Guests can be spread near or far. Sometimes far may mean over a few hundred miles, or thousands of miles. Especially in the US, there friends and family may be distributed from the Atlantic to Pacific. It can even mean across many countries. There are more destination weddings, both in a country or abroad. Things are complicated indeed!

So since its New Year’s day. I’m not sure about the US but in the UK it’s a public holiday, so for most people it’s a day off work and if planning a wedding a chance to start making up for lost time and dive into your wedding planning. So with that in mind planning when to send your wedding invitations if not done already makes a lot of sense.

Bunting Booklet Wedding Invitation - disclaimer: attaching an invitation to a clothes line may not help your invitations reach your guests
Bunting Booklet Wedding Invitation – disclaimer: attaching an invitation to a clothes line may not help your invitations reach your guests

This has been done from the perspective of trying to get as many guests that you want to your wedding as possible. I’ve done this as it’s very easy to fall into the suppliers, services and venues setingt the pace rather than what would ideally suit you and your potential guests. Eg when times have been confirmed or menus agreed. Yet since it is an increasingly complicated world we live in, we need to think about how best to keep informed those people whose presence is really wanted but may have big challenges in making it to watch you walk up the aisle. I didn’t even mention in the preamble that more and more weddings are on days other than Saturdays so holiday and time off work starts becoming more of a factor for most guests! I’ve tried to be cautious so as to give the maximum opportunity to get your guests there. This chart should be quite simple to follow start with the first question and then answer yes or no and follow the chart around.

When to send wedding invitations

When to send your wedding invitations
When to send your wedding invitations

I hope this proves useful but I’ll admit I don’t have all the answers so I doubt this is fool proof. I would definitely appreciate any feedback to improve a second version.

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Card invitation with damask inspired design
Card invitation with damask inspired design

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