(Closed) Save the Dates….when are you suppose to send them out?

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

My wedding is on a Friday and a destination for most of my guests, so I’m actually sending them out in the next couple weeks for a July wedding. Otherwise I think around the six month mark is typical…

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Since my wedding is on a Friday and many people are coming from out of town I sent them out about 7 months early so that people can get everything planned out (hotels, work, school, etc.)

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee

I’m sending them six months in advance.  

It just depends on what kind of wedding you are having.  If you are having a DW or a wedding on a holiday weekend, then send them out early.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

I sent mine out on Tuesday, which is about 6 months out. The majority of our guests will be coming from out of town so I think that is a reasonable amount of time for people to start making plans. A couple months earlier probably wouldn’t hurt though.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We sent ours out 6 months in advance, but really, you could do them anytime from 9-4 months in advance I think.

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We’re having a DW next September and I’m getting ready to send mine in the next couple of weeks, so 11 months out.  I debated for awhile whether or not it was too early, but I wanted to give people enough notice and was afraid if I sent them around the Holidays they’d get lost in the shuffle.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010 - Anela Garden Chapel & Japanese Cultural Center, Honolulu

I sent mine out 11 months before, also for a DW. Plus I was just way too excited to hold onto them any longer. :3

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

The number I’ve heard most is the 6 month mark, but I think it depends on if you’re having a destination wedding or getting married on a holiday weekend, because people need to plan even farther in advance for that. 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think you got some great advice above – DW probably require more planning, Friday weddings are less “usual/traditional”, the kind of wedding you’re having plays a part.  I, too, am having a Friday wedding & most of our guests are OOT-ers, so we’re sending ours next week for our late June 2010 wedding.  But if yours is none of the above, 6 months is seems like a good marker. 

You said you were staring at the Save the Dates…what do they look like?

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We’re getting married on a Friday in June 2010, and I plan on sending them out in November.  I am waiting to get STDs made until we get our e-pics taken… and I’m waiting for the leaves to change before we get our e-pics taken 😉

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School

Ugh, I sent mine out WAY too early, about 11 months in advance, which was stupid but I read on the Knot that it was customary to send them out 9-12 months in advance, so that’s what I did….

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2010

as a guest, all my save the dates came about a year in advance! but, i’m sending mine 6months in advance!

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I just sent ours in Sept. for a May destination wedding…so thats (let me count) 8 months in advance.  Our wedding is in Aruba so I wanted to give people a heads up, especially if they have to get a passport and save for the trip.  Also, our wedding is on a holiday weekend so guests usually need time to plan.

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