Post # 1
I had an issue where I waited too long to invite people to my engagement party and we spent a lot of money and had a really small turn out. Since our wedding is on memorial day Im thinking of sending save the date emails and then magnets and then the invitations. Is this overkill you think?
Post # 3
- Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!
save the date timerange : 6-8 months
invitations 2-5 months
you’re still fine, so i wouldn’t stair-step the stuff like that.
Post # 4
I would send out a save the date magnet but save the date emails. Word of mouth before the save the date works great too. It’s not overkill to send a save the date and an invite but it might be to send out two save the dates.
Post # 5
I did the same for my semi-destination wedding. It can’t hurt to inform people in advance- especially if they might have to forgo traditional holiday weekend plans to attend your wedding.
Post # 6
I’d say send out STD’s about 10 months out, but you don’t want to over-inform people. That actually ends up doing the opposite of what you want: people start tuning stuff out, and then they get confused.
Post # 7
- Wedding: August 2010 - Stage 6 Steiner Studios
Go for just the magnets. They’ll stay on the fridge all year. The email will get lost in the shuffle and people won’t remember that you sent one anyway.
Post # 8
I would do the magnets and the invitation. Instead of the email you could do word of mouth.
Post # 9
- Wedding: June 2010 - The Mountain Terrace, Woodside, CA
I agree, the e-mail and the magnet might be overkill. Just make sure to put your wedding website on your magnet, so people can go there for all the info they need.
Post # 10
I think the save-the-date and the invite are fine. I sent the save the dates just after the year mark. I kinda had to because 1. its on a friday so I want people to know they’re taking off from work 2. A lot of people are from out of town so they should be aware that a hotel room is necessary and 3. Too many other people were getting engaged and planning their weddings around the same time (this was the petty Jen, the one that was like Oh no! They’re planning for my wedding first! lol). Having your wedding on a weekend that most people book trips, I’d say send it out whenever you can. Please are usually good about not forgetting such an important event, once they get that save-the-date.
Post # 11
We did save the dates and invites. Our wedding is Columbus Day Weekend – not really a holiday, but still time off work for most. We sent our save the dates 8 months out, and our invites 6 weeks out.
Post # 12
If you send more than 1 save the date, I think you’re just inviting confusion. Your less organized guests will likely just end up wondering why they got a second STD…”did something change?”. Your organized guests will likely think it’s TMI…”ok, I got it – your wedding is coming up”…..