Post # 1
We’ll be announcing our engagement before the end of this year and hoping to tie the knot in early June. Do we need to send a Save the Date card or just send invitations? We want to be mindful of budget and if it’s not necessary to send, would prefer not to.
What’s the “norm” on this type of thing? Also, when exactly should we send our invitations out? We’ll pretty much have our date nailed down before the engagement is even announced.
Post # 3
I wouldn’t. We got engaged nearly 2 years before getting married and I just decided we will not be sending out STDs. If you think about it, 20 years ago, no one did STDs. For us, they weren’t a priority and I didn’t want to spend the extra $$ on them.
Post # 4
@anenglish15: You’re right! the majority of our guests are family anyway. i’m sure they’ll save the date without being told to. 🙂
Post # 5
We got married 7 months after engagement, so we didn’t. There wouldn’t have been enough time to order them, send them, etc. etc. before we wanted to actually send our real invites–because we had a lot of out-of-country guests, we wanted the real invited to go early to give them time to plan and get flights, and save-the-dates are foreign to my husband’s culture anyway. So, no. Not necessary!
Post # 6
We are getting married two weeks after you and we ARE sending out STDs At Christmas time when we are both together (were long distance). The main reason is because we are getting married in the prime time for high school graduation parties and have many friends and relatives with children/family friends graduating. there are a few other small reasons That work for us. I really think it depends on your situation for whether you decide to send them.
Post # 7
@IronMango: EEK! So glad you mentioned graduations. I didn’t think of that. I have a neice and nephew (twins) that graduate this year. I definitely need to look I don’t want to conflict with their date at all.
ETA: i just went online to check their graduation date — it’s not until the 20th. *whew!* our date isn’t set in stone yet but we want it to be early June.
Thanks for the feedback @BookGirrl: !
Post # 8
We didn’t and won’t be. We have told pretty much everyone we are inviting what the date is in regular conversation, email, whatever.