Post # 1
SO, My fiance and I have already set our date for our wedding but it isnt for awhile (about 2 years). I want to send out save the dates, but a lot of stuff online says about 6 months to about a year in advance. Is 2 years too early to send out save the dates? Or should I just wait? Maybe I can say that I’m overly excited! haha Thank you!!
Post # 3
I would say it’s way too early.
When I got engaged, we had set our date for 10/31/14 – it was a few months shy of being 2 years away.
We are sending them out in sometime between feb & april for our october wedding.
Post # 4
Way too early! People will probably forget since it’s so far out. I was so eager too and wanted to send ours out at 9-10 months but my partner convinced me to wait until around 7-8. It ended up being way better and now I see his reasoning. I get wanting to DO something after getting engaged though – what about sending out engagement announcements?
Post # 5
I wouldn’t send them out til 6 months before unless you are having a destination wedding. Our engagment is 2 yrs too but I’m no where near even thinking about that stuff. I’d hold off til like 8 months before to order them.
You could put an announcement in the paper tho.
Post # 6
@GB520: Yeah I think an engagement announcement in the paper is a good idea.
WAY too early for save the dates. A lot can happen with venues and you might have to change your date TBH. My wedding is Sept 2014 and we are sending them out in January.
Post # 7
@emstape: Way to early!! Hold your horses lol
I sent mine out at 8 months. I think thats the earliest anyobe should send them out if they are having a local wedding (when I say local..I mean you dont have to fly anywhere)
if you are having a destination wedding…than it woukd appropriate to send it out a year in advance
Post # 8
Remember, everyone who gets a save the date must be invited…. don’t want to send STDs to someone who 18 months from now you no longer want to invite, for whatever reason.
FI and I are excited to send out STDs as well… our wedding is oct 14 and were planning on waiting til Feb or so to send them.
Post # 9
WAY early unless your wedding is on the moon or something ;). I get being excited (we also had a 2 year engagement), but sending them out now will make people think it’s for June 2014, or completely forget altogether, which nie gates the purpose of the STD. We have a lot of OOT guests and just sent ours out last week for our June 2014 wedding. So my advice is to just wait a year.
Post # 10
My wedding is going to fall on Colimbus day weekend so I am sending mind out at the end of January.