Post # 1
My FI and I are having our engagement party this Saturday, even though we actually got engaged in April ’09. We thought it would be nice to throw the actual party when the wedding would be 1 year before the big day, so we waited til 10/9/10 to throw the party.
We plan on passing out our Save the Date cards to those that attend and mail the rest to those that couldn’t make it. Is 1 year before the wedding too far in advance?
Post # 3
No I don’t think so especially if you have lots of OOT guests.
Post # 4
You’re the same wedding date as me!
We haven’t gotten our engagement pics taken yet, which I plan on using for save the dates, so ours will probably be sent out in either November or January ( I don’t want to send them in December because I’m afraid people will miss them in all the holiday craziness. We have a ton of out of town guests also, so I think January would be the absolute latest we would send them.
Post # 5
Proper time frame is 6 months.
Post # 6
I don’t think it’s too early, I’d love to know as early as possible as a guest so I can make plans with the date in mind.
Post # 7
Cute idea for the party!
I think earlier is better when you have out of town guest so they have time to look for the best deals!
I am a 9-1-11 bride and we are doing ours in Feburary because we are doing our e-pics in Janurary.
Post # 8
Thanks for all the replies so far everyone! Yes, we do have a lot of out of town guests and that was my concern. We also planned to hand deliver the ones that are in town and attending the engagement party because 1. I wanted to save on the postage and 2. I wanted to send them all at the same time.
I just started getting worried that the locals would complegely forget because it’s so far from now and they’d forget 😛
@jillieb – yay! I agree, that’s also why i chose to send them out now. I didn’t want to deal with all the craziness of the holidays to send them out. I was just worried that late Jan./Feb. wouldn’t be enough time.
Maybe I’m over thinking it. haha!
Post # 9
@kissa2727: I think Jan./Feb. is enough time, the only reason I was going to do it earlier was because my mom said something about it.. and I think I started seeing that people were sending them out a year in advance.. contrary to every timeline that I’ve read saying 6-8 months out. I have a lot of people coming from Mexico (practically my whole FI’s side) and the midwest.. I guess I’m not thinking about it so so much because they have already pretty much been told in one way or another… I feel like the STD is just to refresh their memories 🙂
Post # 10
I think it’s totally fine! We sent ours out about 11 months before the wedding