Working out when to send your wedding invitations is simple since there really are no rules.

Traditionally wedding invitations are sent 6-8 weeks prior to the wedding. But you may wish to give your guests more advance notice and send your invitations up to 6 months in advance of the wedding. Sending your wedding invitations well in advance can be useful if...

  • You have friends and family who live abroad and need time to plan their trip.
  • You are getting married on a week day and your guests may need to book time off work.
  • Your wedding falls in the peak season for holidays or on a public holiday.

It may be that you've already sent a save the date to give your guests plenty of notice. In this case you'd be safe to send your invitations around 6-8 weeks in advance of your big day.

We'll cover save the date cards in another post.

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