When to Send out Wedding Invitations

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When do I send out wedding invitations? This is a fair question to ask. And the answers depend on your weddings-local weddings or destination wedding.

Local Weddings
If you’re getting married in town and your guests are local, your wedding invitations can be sent out 6-8 weeks before the wedding date. The RSVP deadline can be 1 month before the wedding date, giving you plenty of time to wait for stragglers, work out your setting plan and give in your final numbers to the venue.
Well, if your guests are out of town or even out of the country, you should send out these invitations earlier than your local guest invitations, 10-12 weeks before the wedding date, and the RSVP deadline can remain as 1 moth before the wedding date. Ideally, they would have received a save the date 4-5 months prior, or have been informed of the wedding. Please noted that international mail can take anywhere from a week to two (or even more).

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Destination Weddings
For a destination wedding, it’s typical to send out a save the date about 6-8 months before, which will give your guests time to budget and hunt for travel deals. Wedding invitations can be sent out about 8-10 weeks before the date, with an RSVP deadline of 3-4 weeks before, because these kinds of trips typically include more events than just the ceremony and reception.

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When to Order Your Invitations
This all depends on your wedding supplier. They all have different timelines. At, it takes at most 5 business days to get your ideal wedding invitations after the e-proofs approved. Here are some cheap wedding invitations from with the price of as low as $0.94.

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