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October 2011 Weddings

When are you sending out your invitations?

I just finished sending out my save the dates. thank goodness.

When is it a good time to send out the formal invitations for my October 22nd wedding?
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  • I think we're going to mail ours the first week in August for our Oct 29th wedding.  We need to give a total head count a week before the wedding to our reception hall and my FMIL has a B list of friends to send invites to if we get some "no"s by the beginning of September and wants everyone to have ample time to RSVP.
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  • Im getting married the same day and plan on sending them the last week of July with a RSVP date of Sept 23.
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  • I think 6-8 weeks ahead of time is usually reasonable.  It depends on whether or not you have to give a headcount and when that headcount is due.
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  • JoBell - you should be really careful with the B-List thing, I've heard that it can really backfire.  Especially if the B-listers know anyone on the A-list and see how much sooner they've received their invitation.
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  • We're mailing ours August 14th so they arrive August 15th-exactly two months before.
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  • Since mine is Oct 8, over Columbus Day wknd, we'll be sending invites out probably mid-July and asking for a reply around Sep 1. We need to have a head count to the caterer 2 weeks before the day, and I want time to track people down! Plus, mostly everyone is OOT so they'll know right away if they're planning to come or not.
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  • We are the start of October and will send them out in July or very end of June.
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  • In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-club-boards_october-2011-weddings_sending-out-invitations?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20Club%20BoardsForum:650Discussion:44b1d4a9-20d4-4ce3-99db-cc8fca28547ePost:76c6bc47-d786-418d-befa-1d8777103ed8">Re: When are you sending out your invitations?</a>:
    [QUOTE]JoBell - you should be really careful with the B-List thing, I've heard that it can really backfire.  Especially if the B-listers know anyone on the A-list and see how much sooner they've received their invitation.
    Posted by mermaidutp[/QUOTE]

    Notice I said my FMIL has a B list.  I think it's super rude to send a second round of invites, but she has a lot of friends so she wants to send out more if some friends say no.  If her friends get mad, it's not my problem!
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  • We didn't do STDs, so I'm sending mine in July.
  • Probably in the middle of July. 
  • My wedding is October 8th - I'm sending my invites out no later than August 8th, and RSVP by September 15th.
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    I plan on sending mine mid-July for our October 22nd wedding. We sent out STDs, but since we have a lot of out-of-towners, I want to give them at least 3 months (2nd) heads up. The RSVP response date will be September 30th. We have to give our venu and caterer 3 weeks notice
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: When are you sending out your invitations? : Notice I said my FMIL has a B list.  I think it's super rude to send a second round of invites, but she has a lot of friends so she wants to send out more if some friends say no.  If her friends get mad, it's not my problem!
    Posted by JoBell123[/QUOTE]

    <div>We might be doing this too... really not ideal - especially since I cut out some cousins to help cut costs, but FMIL has some friends she'd really like to invite if there's room and has offered to pay per head for these people... we'll see! I didn't order any extra invites, so I'm not sure how many people this will be (or if they'll get an actual invitation)... I'm hoping it doesn't happen!</div>
  • We are planning on sending them out at the end of August for October 28th.  We sent STD's so everyone knows when it is already.
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  • we're october 29, going to mail them the first week of august

    caterer needs numbers by october 19, knowing FI's family and our friends we will have a lot of people to call so I am thinking rsvp date around october 5, give me a good week and a bit to make some phone calls and get replies. we didn't do save the dates to friends just family so I think this should be good. i might mail the invites that are going to europe a week or two before just to be safe.
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  • I'm getting married a week before you and I'm sending mine out the 2nd week of July. Just because most guests have to travel for our wedding.
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  • we are oct 15th and plan on sending aug 15th
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  • Oct 29th and sending out around Sept 1.  You should send them out 6-8 weeks ahead of time.
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    [QUOTE]Oct 29th and sending out around Sept 1.  You should send them out 6-8 weeks ahead of time.
    Posted by kat22885[/QUOTE]

    Glad to hear that my fellow Rochester-Oct 29 bride is planning on the same time frame as me. I was planning to send mine out on Aug 29. :)
  • Our wedding is Oct 1st!  We didn't do an official STD but we did send out an email with the website attached to it.  
    We just got the invitations in the mail today but will not be mailing them out until early to mid July with a reply date of September 1.  They may go out earlier because I'm so excited but yet we are still working on the guess list!
  • I plan to send ours out the first week of August for our 10/7 wedding. RSVP date will be 9/7.

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  • wedding is Oct 14th.
    goal is to get the invites mailed out w/i the 1st or 2nd week of August. (10 weeks beforehand)
    RSVP date somewhere around Sept 19-23
    Head count is due to cater on Oct 7th. (1 week prior to wedding)
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