Mailing Timeline for the Invitations

The timeline for mailing invitations varies with each type of event. Here are a few suggestions to consider:

  • All event invitations should be mailed no later than four weeks prior to a scheduled event.
  • Generally, the more prestigious the event, the more lead time you should allow.
  • Four to six months prior to a very large or very important event should have a "Save the Date."
  • Mail or email "Save the Date" notification for important events requiring guests to come from out of town.
  • You may wish to use fliers, posters, Facebook, email or letters to promote more informal events.

It is not necessary to have a location or specifics determined to send out "Save the Date" cards. This is sent out early for guests to keep the date open.