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#1 simba1234

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    Posted 24 October 2009 - 08:04 PM

    I need your opinions...My wedding is in April 23, 2010 and I just ordered my inviations and should be getting them before Thanksgiving. I have a real dilemma about WHEN to actually send them out. Part of me wants to send them out BEFORE the Christmas/New Year's holidays so that people can budget accordingly. Another part of me wants to send them out after all the holiday craze is over & done with so that the invitations don't get lost in the holiday shuffle but then I'm cutting it really close.

    What has everyone else done? What do you think I should do - mail them out right after Thanksgiving, before christmas or just wait until January?

    #2 amqueens

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      Posted 24 October 2009 - 08:17 PM

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      #3 *Meagan*

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        Posted 24 October 2009 - 08:18 PM

        Lets see that is tricky. They say 6-8 weeks is etiquette. Did you send STD's so your guests know about your upcoming DW?

        Our wedding is 1.23.2010 and we sent them out the 2nd week of october. We had our RSVP date as November 15th. Which still leaves 2 months really. We sent them a little early.. and I forget why. I would say send yours out the 2nd or 3rd week of January and that way the holidays are all over with. And people are focused on your invite. And then put an RSVP date for end of February ish/beginnning of March.

        #4 **~Linda~**

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          Posted 24 October 2009 - 09:35 PM

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          Originally Posted by future_mrs2010
          Lets see that is tricky. They say 6-8 weeks is etiquette. Did you send STD's so your guests know about your upcoming DW?

          Our wedding is 1.23.2010 and we sent them out the 2nd week of october. We had our RSVP date as November 15th. Which still leaves 2 months really. We sent them a little early.. and I forget why. I would say send yours out the 2nd or 3rd week of January and that way the holidays are all over with. And people are focused on your invite. And then put an RSVP date for end of February ish/beginnning of March.

          We did the same our wedding is 1.17.10 and we sent them out the 9th of October although people had their save the dates ahead of time we decided to send them out early because of the upcoming holidays.

          #5 laura4ever

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            Posted 24 October 2009 - 09:38 PM

            So in the same boat!!! Wedding is 4/17/2010
            And I was wondering the same thing
            I am leaning toward the 2nd week of Jan with an RSVP of March 1st....

            #6 Sheree10

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              Posted 24 October 2009 - 09:41 PM

              It depends on your situation. Have you sent out Save the Dates yet? If no, then you should probably send out the invites before Thanksgiving/early December. If you sent STd's and your guests already know about the wedding then send invites in January and with RSVP requests for 6-8 weeks later.

              We sent out STD's one year in advance... travel details nine months prior and will send formal invites out 3-4 months before.
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              #7 Jess

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                Posted 24 October 2009 - 09:56 PM

                I'd send them out ASAP...with destination weddings people need a lot of time to decide and save

                #8 Melidell

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                  Posted 24 October 2009 - 10:09 PM

                  I'm in the same boat, too. I think I'll send them out before Christmas- but I am worried about them getting lost with all of the Christmas cards and everything else like that. I'm just worried that later will be cutting it a bit close because the spots we've reserved for our guests' trips expire at the end of January and then people will be on their own as far as booking their stay. It's a toughy, for sure.
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                  #9 bride2010

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                    Posted 25 October 2009 - 12:59 AM

                    My wedding's the day before yours, so I'm definitely in the same boat. We sent out STD's last year, so I think we'll be sending them out early January with a February/March RSVP date. Still on the fence on this one though, cause it just feels too close to the date. Keep us updated on what you decide!
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                    #10 shellk

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                      Posted 25 October 2009 - 04:05 AM

                      im posting my ahr invites the 1st/2nd week in december in xmas cards.that way i get them out before the xams rush




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