Post # 1
I feel like we’re inching up on our deadline to send out save the dates. I honestly hadn’t planned on bothering with them until my mother decided we needed them a couple months ago. We haven’t even had a chance to have them designed yet. We have a designer working on our invitations, so we could definitely go that route, but by the time we get them designed and printed, I don’t know if it’s worth it. Plus, we’re still working on compiling addresses. I’m really not sure if we’ll have the addresses all ready to begin with.
Our out of town family can pretty much be counted on fingers. The ones I know would come already know about it. For the most part, we’re just sending invitations to the rest, knowing they probably won’t come, as a courtesy. (We would love for them to come, and are planning as if they will but we pretty much know who of the 4-5 couples will come, and for the most part they are close enough to hear about the wedding from parents/grandparents anyway)
So at this point, should we still bother, or just send invitations a little early?
Post # 3
@MintTurquoise: I sent out Christmas cards last year with a Save-the-Date magnet for our June wedding – got lots of compliments! I think if you really kick it in gear through a site like Vistaprint or Shutterfly/etc.., you could send them out and have them double as holiday cards, or you could just skip them – up to you!
Post # 4
I would just send invitations a little early seeing as basically everyone who would be attending already knows the date, but I’m always in favour of the cheapest route haha
Post # 5
@MintTurquoise: We sent digital STD’s in May, and our invitations in July, for our August 31 wedding. Digital makes it an easier decision – you can do them free, even.
Post # 6
At this point, I’d just send the invitations out a little earlier than you were originally planning. If the people are super close to you, you’ve probably told them your date. It never hurts to just bring it up in casual conversation either. Like:
Person A: Hi MintTurquoise! I just read this great book and it reminded me of you…
Mrs. MintTurquoise: Hi A! I’m always up for a good book suggestion. I’ve been spending a lot of time reading wedding magazines lately- speaking of which, we are getting married on June __, it would mean so much to us if you could be there!
Post # 7
- Wedding: September 2014 - Banff, Alberta
@MintTurquoise: I thought we were inching towards our save the date dealine (semi-destination so longer than normal) and our printer was still broken. Sent out cute STD’s I designed in photo shop. I loved how they turned out so couldn’t stand not sending them. Going to print off a few for the grandparents that don’t have facebook or email.
Post # 8
I don’t think its too late at all! Were gonna send ours in January and our invites in late March-early April. I think it depends on your amount of out of towners? I dunno I think 5 to 6 mos before the wedding is plenty of time for people to plan accordingly.
Post # 9
I literally just clicked “order” on my save the dates! It’s going to take another two weeks to get here, plus I have to address them… but hopefully they’ll be out before the end of the year.
I think STDs are pretty informal, so they don’t have to be designed as much as your invitations – they could take as little as a day to design and order! Plus they are super cheap if you go the postcard route.
I don’t think it’s too late to send them, as it’s way, way too early to book travel IMO. (2 months out is the best price in my experience.)
Post # 10
i just sent mine late nov. its still time. my wedding is not until late june
Post # 11
We plan on sending out the invitations our early march because we didnt do STDs plus we only have two people that are OOT and i’ve already told them the date. We plan on getting addresses during christmas parties
Post # 12
I’m putting my Save the Dates (postcards I made from Vistaprint 100 for $10) in my Christmas cards! You can still order and have them in for Christmas if you do it soon!
Post # 13
I got engaged in December 2012 and married in April 2013. We did not send Save The Dates and we were fine. I personally don’t think they’re necessary.