Brideology | When to Mail Wedding Invitations

If you, or someone you know, are totally confused about when to mail wedding invitations please know that you are not alone.

Photo Courtesy of Invitations by Caitlin. Credit: Niki Marie Photography

Your Mother has one wedding invitation timeline, your Grandmother another and your best friend/Maid of Honor (who may be recently married herself) has yet another. It can be very confusing.

Photo Courtesy of Invitations by Caitlin. Credit: Mel Anne Photography

With the digital age upon us and everyone’s busy schedules, traditional wedding invitation timelines have changed quite a bit in recent years.

One of the biggest changes is the addition of Save the Date cards. These cards give your guests ample notice of your wedding and allow them to keep their schedule clear for your big day. This is especially good for out of town guests who may need to book airfare and a hotel room. Save the Date cards are not a requirement but they are a fantastic idea and I am personally all for them!

Photo Courtesy of Invitations by Caitlin. Credit: Sunflower Productions LLC

The best time to send the Save the Date cards is once you have set a date and you have received a confirmation from your wedding venue. There is nothing worse than having to resend Save the Date cards or Wedding Invitations because your venue was not available.

I’ve created a quick little Wedding Invitation Graphic below for quick and easy reference….just for you!

Photo:  Dianne Leigh Photography .  Wedding Program by Paper Tie Affair.


Special Thank you to Invitations by Caitlin for sending these photos of her beautiful work for me to share.

Photo Courtesy of Invitations by Caitlin. Credit: Lynsey Lou Photography

You can see all of Caitlin’s beautiful work at the links below.

Happy mailing my friend!

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