(Closed) How soon do Save the Dates need to go out for a holiday weekend wedding?

posted 5 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
Hostess
23639 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@LabDarling:  I think normally 6 months would be just fine, but if it would give you (and your grandmother :D) peace of mind, what about a compromise and sending out save the dates 8-10 months in advance?  Though now that I’m thinking about it, we had a labor day weekend wedding, and sent our save the dates out about a year prior.    I do feel like we jumped the gun a bit, if that helps!

Post # 4
Hostess
8580 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

My only concern would be accomodations.. if you send them out 6 months in advance, are you sure they won’t be booked up by then?

I’m actually sending out my STD’s for people that are over 1,000 miles away, 1 year in advance, and people who are closer, 6 months. Many of the folks im inviting [my father & brother included], are low income and will need the notice.

 

Post # 6
Hostess
8580 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Mind you, 6 months is the norm.

Post # 7
Member
10454 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

You might as well send them out in summer, if you’ve got your guest list nailed down. There’s no harm in letting people know earlier. 

Post # 8
Member
12 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’m getting married on May 25, 2013 (which is memorial day weekend), and we sent our save the dates out towards the end of November/beginning of December. I had a few friends asking about the date prior, but as far as I know, the timing was great when we sent them. 

Post # 9
Member
6127 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’m not sure what the norm is but I sent mine last week and my wedding is October 12, 2013. Technically my wedding is a holiday weekend (Columbus Day) but that’s not really a big holiday. We just have quite a few people coming from out of town and the room discount at our hotel must be booked by August 27th so I wanted to give people ample amount of time.

Post # 11
Member
4284 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

6 months is standard, holiday weekend or not. You could do 8, but that is pushing it.

Post # 12
Member
15 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2013

We’re getting married this Labor Day and we sent our Save the Dates the first week of January (8months out).  People were getting a little antsy asking when the date was, so we were happy to send them out so early. 

You’re getting married in a big graduation month, you might want to send them out about 8months out so people can narrow down their calendars.

Happy planning!

Post # 13
Member
458 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’m getting married this Labor Day weekend, and I sent my Save the Dates last October–10 months in advance! Family and friends kept asking me when the date and venue was (because they knew they’d have to travel), so I just got it out there so everyone knows. I think it especially makes a difference if guests need to book flights.

Post # 14
Member
8697 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@sunsetchristy:  I am also a Labor Day weekend bride and ours will be going out in the next few weeks. Our delay is waiting for our e-pics to come in!

Post # 15
Member
8697 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@LabDarling:  You could compromise with your grandmother

and send them about 8 months out. I would get your hotel block done ASAP for Memorial Weekend in NJ though.

Post # 16
Member
2515 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

we got married on december 23rd so we sent our STD’s out pretty early. i believe we sent them out in early march. 

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