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The Art of Timing: When to Send Save the Dates and Wedding Invitations

Hey, bride! Planning your dream wedding is such an exciting adventure, and I'm here to spill all the tea on when to send your save-the-dates and wedding invitations. These little gems are like the VIP pass to your special day, so let's dive into the art of perfect timing together!

Save the Dates: Let the Countdown Begin

Before you get lost in the whirlwind of wedding planning, it's time to spread the joy and let your guests in on the excitement! Sending save the dates is like giving them a sneak peek of the magic to come. Typically, aim to send these beauties six to eight months before your wedding day. That way, your loved ones can block off their calendars and start doing their happy dances. For destination weddings or if you're saying "I do" during a popular travel season, bump that timeline up to 8 to 12 months in advance. Remember to include all the essential details, like the date, location, and a little teaser to get them giddy with anticipation!

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Wedding Invitations: It's Time for the Grand Reveal

The moment we've all been waiting for has arrived! It's time to unveil the main event with your stunning wedding invitations. These babies are the formal announcement of your fairytale day and deserve a little extra oomph. As a general rule, send out your invitations 6 to 8 weeks before the big day. This sweet spot ensures your guests have enough time to RSVP and finalize their plans while keeping the excitement levels sky-high. However, if you're having a destination wedding or lots of out-of-town guests, give them a little more breathing room and send those invites 10 to 12 weeks in advance.

Exceptional Situations: The Sooner, the Better

Let’s talk about those exceptional situations that need some extra TLC. If you're planning a weekday wedding (save that cash girl, we get it) or tying the knot during a holiday season, you gotta give your guests a bit more notice. Trust us, no one will be annoyed with an early invite. So, in those cases, consider sending your save-the-dates and wedding invitations a bit earlier than the norm. Try around 8 to 10 months in advance for save the dates and 10 to 12 weeks for invitations. That way, your crew can clear their schedules and make travel arrangements without any stress.

Wedding Timeline of What to Do

Personalize and Plan Ahead - You Got This!

Remember that these timelines are just guidelines. Your wedding is as unique as you are, so feel free to personalize the heck out of it! Consider factors like where your guests are coming from, any cultural or religious traditions you want to honor, and the overall size and complexity of your big day. And don't forget to plan ahead! Work closely with a fabulous wedding stationery provider like Something Borrowed to ensure your invitations are on point and arrive right on time.

Let’s Get This Party Started

Alright, babe, timing is everything when it comes to save the dates and wedding invitations. Sending them at the right moments ensures your loved ones can join in on the joy and celebration. Whether you're sticking to tradition or making it your own, just remember to plan ahead, personalize like a boss, and work with someone just as obsessed with your wedding as you are! At Something Borrowed, weddings are our love language. Get ready to make memories that will leave you grinning from ear to ear as you embark on this incredible wedding journey. Start a conversation with us and tell us all the deets on your big day!


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