When To Send Out Your Invitations

When To Send Out Your Invitations
Sending Invitations

Invitation etiquette is a pet peeve of mine.

Whenever I am hosting a party I enjoy posting actual invitations rather than group emails or SMS (call me old fashioned, I just the romance of sending and receiving an invitation in the letterbox). But no matter how you choose to deliver your invitations, I have a rule of thumb for the timings of when you should be sending and receiving an invitation, and it all comes down to the type of party you are having. Here's what I mean...

An Overseas Wedding

Guests should be receiving their invitations 6-8 months in advance.

A Party Where Out-Of-Towners Will Attend

Guests should be receiving their invitations 4-6 months in advance.

A Luncheon

Guests should be receiving their invitations 3-5 weeks in advance.

An Evening Event

Guests should be receiving their invitations 4 weeks in advance.

A Breakfast Event

Guests should be receiving their invitations 2-4 weeks in advance.

A Cocktail Party

Guests should be receiving their invitations 2-4 weeks in advance.

A Tea Party

Guests should be receiving their invitations 2-3 weeks in advance.