When did you send out save the dates?

posted 2 years ago in Paper
  • poll: When should we send out save the dates?
    November is fine. : (10 votes)
    42 %
    November is too early, send them out in January : (13 votes)
    54 %
    Other (please explain below) : (1 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 2
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    MrsMeowton:  I sent them out 10 months before… but that was also because we started planning 10 months before. I thik you’re fine to send them out now. 🙂

    Post # 3
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    3632 posts
    Sugar bee

    10 months before, with the wedding website on them. The websites were already set-up with guest information, things to do, and the hotel blocks.

    Post # 4
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2015

    MrsMeowton:  I sent mine out 6 months before.  Personally, if I got one too far in advance, I might be more inclined to forget about it.  Thinking back, I think most that we’ve received have been 6-8 months before.

    Post # 5
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    MrsMeowton:  I sent mine out at 7 months, but we didn’t have any out-of-state guests (that I expect to travel in). I think now is fine. 

    Post # 6
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    716 posts
    Busy bee

    I’m in the minority on this topic, but I sent mine out 6 months before.  I had my date set for 4.5 months before I sent mine.  I am of the opinion that no one is going to act on flights or hotels more than 6 months in advance, I wouldn’t.  Also, by the time I sent my STD, most close friends and family already knew the date from asking me and/or parents so the word spread anyway.  In your case, I would definitely vote January when people actually have their 2015 calendars open.

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    Our wedding is Sept 2015. I’m hoping to have ours out by the end of the month. It might be kind of early for some, but considering it’s a Friday and some people have to plan their vacation a year out so I figure this will be fine. If it’s to early and they throw it away then they’ll get an invite a few weeks before. Send them out when you want to 🙂

    Post # 8
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    MrsMeowton:  I have guests who had to ask for time off for next year already, guests coming from out of the country, etc. There is no such thing as too soon to know, as far as my guests were concerned! A bunch of mine actually bought flights immediately after we told them the date, even BEFORE the save the dates went out, so… I say November 🙂

    Post # 9
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    I’ll be sending mine in January for a September 2015 wedding.

    Post # 10
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    MrsMeowton:  i sent my STDs 7 months prior to the wedding (Wedding was in Sept. so I mailed them in February)

    Post # 11
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    just chiming in, i was an october 2013 bride. 

    i got engaged in february of 2013, but i sent mine out 6 months in advance of october in april 2013. 

    i would wait for january, after the holiday bustle of cards and gifts. 

     

     

    Post # 12
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast

    I sent mine last week for my May 2015 wedding (6 months). So i’d say to wait until after the holidays or it might just get lost. It’s not too late. If you have lots of traveling out of town guests you could send them sooner but even just ‘word of mouth’ would be fine to help them plan.

    Post # 13
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    Wannabee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    We’re getting married in October 2015 as well and I’m sending our save the dates out in a couple weeks. We actually did joint holiday/save the date cards. I know it might be a little early, but we have a lot of family out of town and I don’t think anyone will complain. 

    Post # 14
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    It sounds like I’m in the minority, but I’m getting married in July 2015 and I plan on sending the STDs out in January.  6 months seems ideal to me.  Enough time to make plans, but not so much time it gets forgotten.  FWIW my wedding is in a big summer vacation destination and I’m not worried about lodging.  There will be plenty left and I’ve never found that I need to book a vacation/trip 6 months in advance. 

    Post # 15
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    Busy bee

     

    seeker:  Me too! We didn’t want our STDs to get all mixed in and lost with holiday cards in Nov/Dec, so we’re waiting until January to mail them for our July wedding.

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