Post # 1
How important are save the dates? I mean my FI and I won’t know our actual date until closer to the wedding cuz it depends on his Army leave, I mean we have ideas and a time frame but not an actual date yet. But we are planning on getting married in December either before christmas or on new years eve or day…..I just don’t know how or when I would send them out? But I do want everyone to know about my wedding and when I am getting married.
Post # 3
Save the Dates are not required, but can be very useful. If you have a lot of out of town guests, then it would be nice to give them enough notice to book flights and hotels while rates are reasonable. If you are getting married around a major holiday it is nice for people to know in advance so they can plan around it accordingly. If you are getting married around Christmas or New Years it might be nice to give advance notice since people often travel for the holidays.
STD are usually sent about 6 months out. We sent ours 8 months out since over half of our guests are out of towners. All you need to do is let them know is the date and the city it is in.
Post # 4
We aren’t doing them – Everybody invited to the wedding knows when it is so I feel like it would only be a waste of $$….they are more for out of town guests who need to make reservations.
Post # 5
Save-the-dates are not required so I wouldn’t stress about it. Some of my family didn’t even know what they were lol. They are a relatively new thing anyway and go out six months prior to the wedding. Since you won’t know your actual date until closer to the wedding I wouldn’t bother sending STDs and just stick with invitations. =)
Post # 6
If you go forward with New Years Eve or Day you may want to consider sending out Save the Dates since most people have special plans. I’m sending STDs but Im having a destination wedding.
Post # 7
It depends if you really want everyone invited to try and make it or not. If you do and you’re planning on getting married around the holidays then I’d highly recommend you do them. Unless you’re planning on sending out your invites 4 month in advance or something, which in that case you should be fine.
I you don’t really mind if people come or not, and just want them to feel included, then don’t worry about sending them out at all. Just send out the invites when your ready, but know that some people make holiday plans around/before September (especially if they are travelling) so if they don’t get your invite around then they most likely won’t make it to your wedding.