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Here are my quick wedding invitation mailing tips:

1. Before you mail your wedding invitations, take a completely assembled wedding invitation sample inside of an envelope to the post office and let a postmaster (not a machine) tell you the required and adequate postage to mail your wedding invitations.  The last thing you want is your wedding invitations sent back to you undeliverable due to insufficient postage.

2. Mail your invitations 6 to 8 weeks before the wedding.  For long distance weddings or destination weddings, consider mailing your wedding invitations around  8 to 10 weeks before the wedding, especially if you did not mail a save the date to your guests.  This will give your guests some time to complete their travel arrangements in time for your special day.

3. Request your guests to reply by at least 3 weeks to the wedding.  This will allow you call the late responders and confirm your final guest count for the wedding reception venue.

Cheers!
Vivian @ Event House

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This is a good question – one I hope the following points will help you in making a final decision. Save the dates are always a great handy resource for your guests especially if any of the following scenarios apply to you:

1. I am planning a destination wedding.
2. A portion of my guests will be traveling to the city/destination of my wedding.
3. My wedding falls on or around a holiday.
4. I simply want my guests to pencil in my wedding on their calendars. I don’t want many disappointments.
5. I’ve always dreamed of mailing save the dates for my wedding.

So what is a Save the Date? – A save the date is typically a card, magnet, CD, bookmark that highlights certain essential wedding information such as the couple’s names, the wedding date, the location (city and state or city and country) of the wedding. Other helpful details will include hotel accommodations, transportation or travel arrangements and a wedding website. Lastly, do not forget a simple line stating a formal invitation will follow.

Katie Save the date Card
Katie Custom Save the date Card at Event House

When should I send out save the dates? – About six months before the wedding is a great time. Some couples even send theirs as early as a year. The latter occurs with couples planning a destination wedding, especially destination weddings in other countries.

Whatever your reason for wanting to send out save the dates, know this – you can customize or personalize your save the dates the way you want, from as simple as a single postcard to a small travel packet showing your photo, the wedding location map, expected weather and many other details about the wedding location.  You may go very formal on your save the dates or stick with a fun casual style – the choice is yours.

Cheers!
Vivian @ Event House

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