When to Send Wedding Invitations to Out-of-Town Guests

If you're inviting out-of-town or out-of-state guests, it's customary to send out wedding invitations around eight weeks before the big day. We advise sending all of your invites at the same time, regardless of how many guests live out of town.

Eight weeks before the wedding is still typical timing when it comes to mailing wedding invites, so it makes sense to keep things simple and send them all at once.

One exception to the rule: How long before a wedding should invitations be sent to guests from outside the US?

Around 9 to 10 weeks in advance is a good time to mail those particular invitations if possible, while the rest of your stack should still go out 6 to 8 weeks before the wedding. 

The extra week or two will allow for the extended shipping and delivery time needed to get those invites safely into your loved ones' hands.

Pro tip: Give international guests the option to RSVP digitally so you're not waiting for their responses to travel through the mail.

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