How Early Should You Send Out Invitations?

How Early Should You Send Out Invitations?

Sarah Rae Smith
Nov 4, 2011

It seems that once Halloween has passed our calendars are suddenly full. Not just a few things going on, we're talking every weekend and several weeknights with activities, parties, plans. How early do you send out invites to your own get togethers? How early do you like to receive them so you're not doing a last minute shuffle of your time?

Although you can only do your best and schedule things as you receive invitations to them, that doesn't mean that you don't like to have your options open to which things you say yes to. Many events once you say you'll attend require obligation — such as a pot luck or chaperoned school event if you have children.

Often times we find ourselves in the situation where we've already committed to one event when an invite comes in last minute and we wish we would have known about it sooner. Do you start inviting people now for events that take place weeks after Thanksgiving? Or do you wait until 2 weeks or 5 days before to spread the word? Let us know below!

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