Your booking might be 1 week away—or 6 weeks! The steps in this guide will still apply. 3 weeks is simply the optimum amount of time to give guests time to RSVP and get them excited!

If your party isn’t exactly 3 weeks away, keep in mind that the most important steps to party planning are at the beginning and the end. You can stretch out or cut the hostess and guest connections as necessary to accommodate the timeline.