Post # 1
My FI and I are getting married in September and I have had our magnet save-the-dates made up for about 2 months now. We’re still about 9 months out and I wasn’t sure when to start sending them out. We’ve given them to our really close family members already, but of course have been waiting to send the bulk of them out.
I was thinking not to send them out any earlier than 6 months ahead of time. But, now I’m getting pressure from a friend and from my mother in law to go ahead and send them now.
What do the bees think???
Post # 3
We’re getting married in October and our STD’s aren’t going out until March/April.
Post # 4
I think you can send them out whenever you want. That’s the whole point of a STD, especially if you have a lot of out of town guests. You want people to be aware of your date. We sent ours out around 7 or 8 months before our wedding.
Post # 5
I think it really depends on # of people that will have to travel to your wedding. At the same time, you might want to send them out earlier since September is a very popular month for weddings. Typically a STD goes out 6-8 months before a wedding.
Post # 6
Most of the people coming to our wedding will be close as far as distance goes. I think we have a handful who are a few states away, and a couple who are an hour away.
Thanks for the input. Just needed to know people won’t think I’m crazy when we start sending them out this early!
Post # 7
I got married in September and I sent them out in January of that year. That’s the whole point of the save the date!
Post # 8
I agree with PitBullLover–the more guests that will have to make travel arrangements, the earlier they should be sent. About 90% of our guest were from out of town, so we mailed them 9 months in advance. If most of yours are local, you can wait until you’re about 6 months out.
Post # 9
We’re getting married in April and our STD’s went out in September/October!
Post # 10
Sending it out now is fine.
Post # 11
I don’t think there is such a thing as “too early” with STDs. That’s the point! You wouldn’t want anyone to book a vacation this month, right? Send them out now!
Post # 12
We’re also getting married in September and have already ordered our Save the Dates. They are going out at the end of this month or early next month.
The wedding is taking place in between our two home towns so everyone will be traveling a bit of a distance to attend.
I doubt anyone would get it in the mail and go “ehh WAY too early to receive this. Now I’m not attending the wedding”. People will be excited to get them!
Post # 13
I already got an STD in the mail for a september wedding
Post # 14
We received a Save the Date in September/early October (can’t remember exactly) for a wedding at the end of July. (not a destination wedding either, it’s about an hour or so from the couple, us and many other guests) So about ten months prior. We’ll be sending ours about eight months out.
Post # 15
We sent ours out a little after Thanksgiving for a late June wedding.
Post # 16
We’re getting married September 17 and sent them out last month.