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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Manners & Etiquette Wednesday Invitation Timing

Happy Wednesday! Sorry, this is coming so late, I was sick this week and have been playing catch-up all day! Today, I am writing about invitation timing; when to send out your invites.
It's a simple post but here goes... The timing of when one sends out their invitations for an event is very important. Send an invite to far in advance and guests are likely to forget, send it too late and guests may have already committed themselves to other plans. Here is a quick list of when to send what. :)

The Event When to Invite
Anniversary party 3 to 6 weeks
Bar or Bat Mitzvah 1 month
Bon Voyage party Last minute to 3 weeks
Casual party Same day to 2 weeks
Charity Ball 6 weeks to 3 months
Christmas party 1 month
Cocktail party 1 to 4 weeks
Debutante Ball 6 weeks to 3 months
Formal dinner 3 to 6 weeks
Graduation party 3 weeks
Housewarming party A few days to 3 weeks
Informal dinner A few days to 3 weeks
Lunch or Tea A few days to 2 weeks
Thanksgiving dinner 2 weeks to 2 months

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