Save The Dates…..too early?

posted 4 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
3303 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We are having a semi-destination wedding and sent ours about 10 months early.  So we were really early lol.  But we wanted to make sure people had plenty of time to plan and it was a good thing because we got the date over a family reunion, a trip to Europe, and a cruise.  Those guests ended up planning for the next weekend or sometime after the wedding.

Post # 4
2878 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I sent mine out six months in advance 🙂 [early Feb for early Aug] if your wedding is in December, I think you’d be fine to do them anytime now!

Post # 5
8720 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I did mine about 6-7 months before. Like a PP said, you can send them now if your wedding is in December.

Post # 6
542 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

My wedding is next June and I am planning on sending them in September. Its a busy time of year with schools/graduations/travel so I want to make sure everyone knows! Plus I just want to keep moving the process along because I feel like if everything is done the date will come sooner right?? 🙂 haha

Post # 7
22136 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2011

We sent save-the-dates about six months before our wedding.

Post # 8
926 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

As soon as we our engagement photos done and the venue booked, I sent mine out.  It ended being about 8 months in advance.  I don’t think there’s such a thing as too early as long as you know your date won’t change (or if it’s like 3 years :)).

Post # 9
4909 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I sent mine 8 months early, I wouldn’t go any earlier than 8-9 months.

Post # 10
384 posts
Helper bee

were doing 8/9 months early since its a semi destination wedding where people have to drive more than 3 hours… and I need them out of my house to make more room for more stuff in my wedding room.

Post # 11
2042 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@bee_bear:  I sent mine 4 months early.  But most people are only traveling at most 3 hours.

Post # 12
282 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I don’t think you can send STDs too early! The earlier the better!! If you’ve seriously got a place booked, then let people know! But, if there is a chance you might have to change the date bc you haven’t exactly booked a place yet, then hold off. 

Post # 13
9412 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

@bee_bear: As a guest, the earlier the better. Our calendar books up quickly, so I’m more likely to attend if I have advance notice. It can’t be anything too crazy like a year, but 6-8 months would be okay for me. As long as it is in the same calendar year, I think you’re good. If I have to save a card to note a date on my next year’s calendar, it isn’t going to happen.  

Post # 14
6148 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

I sent mine out about 8 months before the wedding.

Side note: I regret sending Save the Dates!

Post # 15
188 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

You’re 6 months out? I think it’s the perfect time 🙂 Not too early that it will be forgotten, but early enough that people can plan on taking vacation if travel is needed etc.

Post # 16
917 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Our wedding is destination for everyone BUT us, so we’ve already sent out the international save the dates, and I’ll have the domestic ones out by the end of this month. 

I got save the dates for October 2013 weddings like two months ago, so I’d say you’re good to go whenever.

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