Post # 1
My wedding is April 30th, but I won’t be sending my STD’s out until the beginning of November (about 6 months prior)… Is that too late? Should I not even bother?
Most people are from at least a couple hours out of town and I’m not going to send my invitations out until the end of February.
Post # 3
I just sent out my Save-The-Date Cards for my wedding in February. So obviously, I don’t think you’re too late.
(I think 6 mos is kind of overkill unless you’re doing a destination wedding somewhere outside of your home country–airfare isn’t that much different 6 mos. out versus 4-3 mos. out).
Post # 4
We sent our save the dates 8 or 9 months in advance. The funny thing was that most people didn’t even know what a save-the-date was! Only our friends and guests from our generation think they are normal. Everyone else thought they were extra-special, so send them. 6 months in advance is ok.
Post # 5
I think 6 months is the standard for STD’s, but up to one year ahead of time. Its so that out of town people will have adequate notice to buy tickets/make reservations. If you dont have that many OTT people you dont even have to have that expense.
I am April 16th and I am sending them early December.
Post # 6
We are sending ours next week but only because we don’t have a hotel block so need people to book their rooms asap. Otherwise I probably wouldn’t bother til November or December.
Post # 7
I think we’re sending our Save-The-Date Cards out about 5-6 months out. BUT we had already sent an informal STD email to all of our Out of Town guests this past June, and almost everyone who’s invited already knows the date.
Side note, the reason we sent an informal STD out so early was because as soon as we got our block of hotel rooms (over a year in advance), we told everyone to book rooms immediately because the wedding is happening during our city’s biggest tourist event. We had to hunt desperately for a block of hotel rooms anywhere in the city, let alone some that were less than $350 a night! Anyone who wants to visit now might not be able to even FIND a single room in the city, let alone one at our super fancy hotel that also happens to be relatively reasonably priced.
Post # 8
I think that you have a great time line for your save the dates!!!
Post # 9
It is enough time. We are date twins and I am sending mine out with our Christmas cards.
Post # 10
You have plenty of time! Go for it!
Post # 11
I think 6 months is safe, it’s plenty of time for people to plan and I’m sure your close family and friends know the date and are prepared. I feel I sent mine too soon and now I have to invite old co-workers that I don’t have any contact with. I’m sure they will decline but it’s still a waste of an invite and postage.
Post # 12
Thanks for all the responses– they go out tomorrow!
Post # 13
We are sending ours out this month…mid November, we have very few Out of Town guests and only 57 on the guest list
Post # 14
@AEMalmostK: yay!!! Thats so exciting!! It almost feels “official” that its going to happen when you send out Save the Dates!
Post # 15
Mine’s April 16, and I am getting back from the designer sometime next week.. And hope to have them out by Nov. 15th..
Most of our guests are traveling as well about 3-4 hours.. California.. it’s a broad state 🙂
Post # 16
I think you have plenty of time! We sent ours out in August only because of the # of Out of Town guests we’re having.