my wedding is a year away, and my fiance and I are in a debate as to when to send invites. My mother has cautioned us not to send the invites too far in advance because people may forget. My fiance wanted to send them 3 months in advance, but mom thoughts that was too soon.
Many of our guests are from out of state and will need time to make travel arrangements, hotel reservations, and time to notify work to take any time off (if needed). So my fiance and I worried that month is too late to send the invitations.
So maybe too months in advance?
We are also limited on the number of people who can attend the ceremony/reception, so my fiance would like to make two lists of guests, the second list of people to invite when we get enough people stating they can't attend from the first list. I'm trying to convince him to do away with this since it's just another factor that needs to be taken into account when considering when to send out invites.
What have other people experienced? When is the best time to send invites?