Invitations/Save the dates

posted 2 years ago in June 2015
Post # 2
Member
1537 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

 I got engaged later in April and I haven’t picked out either! I am planning to send save the dates in August or Sept. I’ve picked out a few designs I like online (magnets) but not really focusing on that until after we get our engagement pics done (not even scheduled yet!). Invites? Forget about it! Those don’t get sent out until 2-3 months before so i don’t plan on looking for those until sometime in the beginning of the year! 

Post # 3
Member
1622 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Cape May

Don’t worry about a thing- you’ve got time! Save the dates generally get send out 5-6 months in advance and invitations are even later than that- about 2 months to your wedding. So pick a date, book a venue, have an engagement shoot IF your doing that then start to work on save the dates. 

Also, save the dates are optional not mandatory. We sent out save the dates then cancelled our wedding 3 weeks later and boy was it a pain to notify every guest and explain. If we had skipped the save the dates, no one would have been affected in the least. 

Post # 4
Member
133 posts
Blushing bee

I chose to go with an Etsy seller. It’s still in process but we’re going to go with this Superhero Save The Date design https://www.etsy.com/listing/191657067/superhero-save-the-date-custom-portrait?ref=shop_home_feat_1 because my fiance and I are geeky. xD It’s going to be epic! We’re getting our faces drawn and invitations to match!! I will post pics when it’s ready!!! 

It sounds like you have plenty of time to choose your save the dates/invites, there’s so many options online to tailor to your personalities. Have a blast! No need to feel like you have to rush it! 🙂

Post # 6
Member
303 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

brinny04:  I actually am making our save the dates and invitations. I’ve already finished the save the dates, we are taking engagement photos tomorrow and then once those are in, we will send them out with a pic 🙂 

Only reason we are sending save the dates earlier than usual is because probably 90% of our guests will be (hopefully) coming from out of town. 

Post # 8
Member
2264 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

brinny04:  We’ve picked out the company that we are designing them through, and I am DESPERATELY trying to order them by the second week in July so that I can mail them out by the end of August. I’m still working on getting addresses from FI’s family and friends. It takes a surprisingly long time for everyone to get back to you with that info so my recommendation is to start early!!

Our save the dates will be on a heavy ivory cardstock with black letterpress writing. We are thinking of doing something similar to this:

For our formal invitations, we can’t decide between letterpress and engraving! They’re both so pretty! 

Post # 10
Member
957 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

my mum is helping diy ours, I’m hoping to do late july/early august but I still need address for FI’s family.

A lot of guests are not from the area so we’ve giving lots of notice for arrangements to be made so people can arrange travel/somewhere to stay. my grandmother has already booked somewhere to stay for the wedding. I’ll post a photo of them when they’re done but they look like old fashioned luggage labels. 🙂

Post # 11
Member
767 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

brinny04:  We got Walmart Printable Invites and then we used balloons for our save the dates 🙂

Post # 12
Member
2264 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I’ve finally picked a style of invitation that I really like! I think we will have similar ones made with the black script and gold foil, as well as the rounded edges. We will probably leave off the gold door things, though (I don’t know the technical term for these, LOL!)

Just have to decide now between letterpress and engraving! 😉

Leave a comment


Sent weekly. You may unsubscribe at any time.

Find Amazing Vendors