Post # 1
We have finally scheduled a date to have our engagement pics taken. After theyre taken it will be about 2 weeks til they come back. That will put us into the first week of May. We’re getting married in September. Ive really been looking forward to having them done because we’re doing some vintage black and white pics, but now Im wondering if its all for nothing–as far as Save-The-Date Cards are concerned. Will it be too late to send out Save-The-Date Cards or should I still do it?
Post # 3
I don’t think there are any real guidelines in terms of time but 1)are there a lot of out of town guests? If so I would send them 2) is it something that you want to do to keep as a momento of your wedding? Then do it!
Post # 4
if it will make you happy, send them out. Personally I used a site called Mixbook.com and the turn around time was amazing! (ordered on monday night- like 10pm, had them by thursday)
Your wedding invites will just go out 2 months later- NBD. Although, if you are trying to save money, the cost of the STD stamps would be a place to do it.
As an alternative, you could use the e-pics coupled with wedding pics on the thank yous, like a before and after?
Post # 5
You could do them still, but I think it’s kind of a waste of money at this point. They (technically) should be sent 6-8 months before the wedding. But if you want to do them, go for it!
Post # 7
I would still send them. I think four months is good enough time for people to plan. However, if some people lived over seas or something like that, it may put a strain on them, but even if they cannot come they would appreciate the token.
Post # 8
I ordered mine from Wedding Paper Divas (they arrived super fast) and they went out right around 4 months. And that’s just because I am a procrastinator. So if you want to do it, do it. If you don’t care….. save the money!
Post # 9
4 months is more than enough time to let people plan. but save the dates are a new thing and I don’t think anyone would care terribly much if you didn’t send them
Post # 10
I’m the worst procrastinator, and let life get in the way too much all the time. Hence the reason our Save-The-Date Cards went out right around the 3.5-4 month mark.
Do it! It’s YOUR wedding 🙂
Post # 11
We procrastinated and sent them out in early March for our party July 1. It was a little silly, but literally half of our guests are from out of town and it is the weekend before July 4th so I was hoping people would choose to come to Michigan rather than camp that weekend.
If you want to do it, do it.