Q. How far in advance should I send my save-the-dates? What about the invitations?
A. Your save-the-dates should go out about 6 months before the wedding day. Save-the-dates are especially important if you are celebrating your wedding on a holiday weekend - when many people would normally make plans. If you are having a destination wedding, you should give your guests as much notice as possible. Save-the-dates are typically sent out 9-12 months in advance, since your guests will have to make travel plans and may need to plan budgets accordingly.
Invitations should be sent out 2-3 months prior to your event.