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#1 RAENJAY

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Posted 28 January 2007 - 04:46 PM

We were going to do a simple invite, just something on white very basic because we put so much into everything else - newsletters, save the dates, and the wedding itself. But now, the more I think about it, the more I want pretty invitations - maybe something along the oliostyle ones or something. Because we were doing simple, I wasn't worried about printing, can have them done local within 7 days. Now, I'm concerned, because I would like to have them postal by the end of February - have I waited too long?
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#2 A10CalGal

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    Posted 28 January 2007 - 04:50 PM

    I don't think you've waited too long, especially if you are willing to send them a little later than planned. I mean, you not getting married for more than 4 months, so what's a few weeks? That just my opinion, but I didn't send my invites until the 2nd week of January - so approx 2 months before the wedding.

    May I ask why you feel like you need to send them so early?

    #3 RAENJAY

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    Posted 28 January 2007 - 05:16 PM

    I would like to send them early for 2 main reasons, we have a couple of people still on the fence and we loose our room block on April 15th, so if they are going, I would like them to make their reservastions before then. And I have the next edition of our newsletter ready to go, so I was just going to make a packet out of it and send the invites along with the newsletters. I'm guessing that 03/15 would still be plenty of time. That would be about 3 months out from the wedding.
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    #4 Christine

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    Posted 28 January 2007 - 05:18 PM

    They honestly have some decent DIY sets in the stores. they come with vellum and bows. What about doing something like that so you can get them out sooner?
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    #5 amyh

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      Posted 28 January 2007 - 06:05 PM

      I think you still have time. I may use this vendor for blank invites, they have those quite pocketfold inivites for a very cheap price. Here is the info on their shipping time.


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      #6 aimee

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        Posted 28 January 2007 - 07:35 PM

        I don't think you're too late. If you want to do somthing different with your invitations then go for it!

        #7 gkashmira

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          Posted 29 January 2007 - 12:06 AM

          My wedding is before yours and we haven't ordered ours yet either - I think it's fine - though we do need to get on it!
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          #8 Jessalyn

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            Posted 29 January 2007 - 12:12 AM

            I'm getting married the same day as you, Stephanie. I'm planning to send my invites out on March 1st. My room block is going to be released on 3/21. I figured 3 weeks will be long enough for people to decide whether or not they are going to book. I wanted to send them even earlier, but then it just seemed too early.

            I didn't order my invites...I'm making my own, so I'm not much help on the printing timeline.
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            #9 Sarah

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              Posted 29 January 2007 - 03:04 AM

              Ummm, yeah- this reminds me that I need to do my invitations! My wedding is in 3 months and I haven't even started yet...Yikes!

              #10 Jackie

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                Posted 29 January 2007 - 09:05 AM

                It definitly doesnt sound like its to late. I can definitly understand the feeling of needing to get them out ASAP, but like Christa said a week or two or even three's difference probably wont be a big deal. Ecspecially if you have allready done STD's. People know they are coming its not like it will be a big surprise. :)
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