Hearing bells? Wedding bells? Plan ahead to keep the blues away.
When should you send out your wedding invitations?
It depends on where your wedding will be held, the size of your guest list, and how formal it is. For most weddings, about 6 months ahead works well. You also may want to consider setting up a Facebook page for the wedding, such as the Smith/Jones wedding, complete with updates on how the planning is going, asking for suggestions and a map to both the wedding and reception. You may even want to link your registry to the page.
If you make the page fun, people will be more likely to show up to the wedding itself.http://www.facebook.com/wedding.page.example
If you're having a destination wedding, it's a good idea to send invitations 6 - 8 months before so guests have plenty of time to make travel arrangements. Also send them early if you have an extensive B list or if your venue has limited capacity (getting early responses can help you make room for other guests). Again a Facebook page with links to hotels, restaurants and maps would be very helpful for guest.
If you're planning small, local and/or informal wedding you can send invitations 4 - 5 months before, let guests know by e-mail, or forgo the save the date and just send a wedding invitation (about 2-3 months before the wedding.
Now that you've got that all settled and the invitations out don't forget to hold on to 2 invitations and send them to In The News attention:Wedding Consultant. @ 8517 Sunstate St . Tampa FL, 33634. So you can have a one-of-a-Kind wall display made that you can hang on to for the years ahead.
Or you can simply link to our Wedding Invitation page to your Facebook wedding page that way your guests can consider doing an Invitation plaque for you as a gift.