There is a lot of planning that goes into wedding planning and preparations. The wedding planning and efforts are proportional to the type of wedding you are choosing and the place. For example, If you are going for a destination wedding, then the time of planning should start way before any other kind. You can say that almost 6 to 10 months of planning go into a wedding. Not only planning but also sending wedding invites and save-the-date invitations for all your guests is a critical task. If you are planning a destination wedding, then the timeline to send the wedding invitation would be much earlier than other invitations. Many people have a lot of doubts about when is the right time to send invitations to their guests. Let us discuss different facts that can help you decide the perfect timeline for sending the invites
There are certain things that you need to keep in mind before you decide when to send wedding invitations to all your guests. It is also important that you make a list of all the guests. Once you make the list of the guests, you have to classify them as per their locations so that you know what the best time to send them is; save the date invite so that they can make certain arrangements to reach your wedding. It is important that you give your guests sufficient time to plan and make arrangements that will make sure that all your guests are present at the wedding without any issues. For instance, if someone is staying at a very far away location, they have to make arrangements regarding how they can reach and where they can stay so that they can easily attend the wedding. So you can make a list of people who need more time to make proper arrangements and send them The invitations before other guests. The people who are staying nearby and can easily attend your wedding can have the invitations after you are done with the ones who live far away. The guests who live nearby have to make plans and arrangements by scheduling their day accordingly; other than that reaching the wedding is not a very difficult task for them. So once you are convinced that which guest of yours requires more time and which requires lesser time to make arrangements, you can plan to send invitations accordingly.
The second important thing that you have to keep in mind before fixing a proper date to send invites is the destination or location of the wedding that you are planning. If you are looking for a destination wedding, then you have to give your guest at least a six months Timeline to make all the arrangements to reach their wedding destination. If enough time is not given to make plans and have everything arranged, it will not be possible for your guests to show up at the wedding. Sometimes getting late invites are also a reason for the guest to not be able to attend the wedding even if they wanted to attend it. Once your destination is fixed, you have to start looking for wedding invitation designs so that you can finalize the perfect wedding invitation and start sending them to your guests as soon as possible. A minimum of six to eight months is required for the guest to make arrangements like scheduling their day, getting tickets, etc., when you are planning a destination wedding. Tracy Negoshian, a fashion enthusiast and blogger, suggests that If it is a local affair, then you can send a wedding invite three to four months prior to the wedding, and you can then send a remembrance or follow-up around four to six weeks before the function.
When you are sending a wedding invitation four or six months before then, there might be confusion in your mind regarding the remembering of the date. If this is the doubt that you have when it is completely legit. If you want to know what could be done, then there is a follow-up formal invitation that you send a few weeks or days before so that you remind your guests about the date of the wedding and to remind them that if there are any last-minute plans and arrangements they have to make they can get on with it. This way, all your guests are not only happy to see that you care about them to send them a follow-up invitation, but we will also make every possible arrangement to be a part of your big day.