Originally Posted by EmmA1025
So i wont be getting married until may 2014 but will definitely be doing welcome bags.. When is a good time to start buying all the supplies? I guess once I have a head count is the best way.. Also, how soon before should i send out my actual invites? I sent out my save the dates then end of april beginning of may so like exactly one year to the wedding.. I heard you should send out invites around 5 months prior and make the rsvp date 2 months prior. Does this sound about right? I know Pilar needs all the info about 45 days prior to the wedding date.
Hi EmmA1025, My girlfriend had suggested I start buying items when I saw them on sale so I would not feel rushed at the end. So far, it has been a relief to get things out of the way. In terms of welcome bag stuff, I am waiting until I get the final headcount, but I have started to look at what I am interested in to include. Save the dates went out 9 mos prior. Wedding invites were scheduled to go out 5 mos prior but went out 4 mos prior... no stress there. The invites will get addressed when they do. The rsvps are due 2 mos prior so I can get back to the resort.
I have 3.5 mos left and yes, there is plenty to do but at the same time no matter what it will turn out to be a beautiful celebration. You are definitely be on track. It was stressful the first 4 mos but now it is fun thinking of the little details that makes the wedding our own.