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Mailing Timeline for Party Invitations

When sending invitations to your guests, be sure to allow for at least one week mailing time, especially for out of town guests. Possible postage mistakes, invitations being ost in the mail or incorrect addresses for guests are all problems that we may unfortunately face when using the postal service. Be sure to send your invitations out, allowing plenty of time to resend invitations, should these problems occur.

A good rule of thumb is to take your invitations to the post office to be weighed, prior to mailing. This will ensure the proper postage is used on each invitation. Remember that the shape, size, weight and bulk of your invitation envelope can affect how much postage will be necessary to send out your invitations. Even the humidity in the air can affect the weight of your envelopes! Its always better to be safe and check ahead of time, rather than having a mailbox of returned invitations a week after you send them.

Formal Party
Formal invitations should be purchased 2-3 months before the event, and should be mailed out 6-8 weeks prior to the event. You can extend this time, if necessary, for out of town guests.

Casual Party Invitations
Casual invitations should be purchased 4-6 weeks before the event, and should be mailed out 2-3 weeks prior to the event. You can extend this time, if necessary, for out of town guests.