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How Far in Advance Should You Send Party Invitations?

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Today I'd like to feature an email from a regular reader.

Dear Deborah,

How far in advance should I send out party invitations. I want to give people enough time to plan, but don't want to send it so early they forget about it.

Thank you for your answer,

Lisa M.


Hi Lisa,

Party invitations for informal events like birthday parties or barbecues should be sent out a month to three weeks in advance. For little kids, two weeks is fine. For weddings, anniversary parties and more formal events, six to eight weeks is the norm.

Thanks for writing!



If you have a question regarding parties feel free to send it to deborah.ng@b5media.com and I'll be happy to answer it to the best of my ability.Or we can put it out for discussion among our readers!


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