Post # 1
I wanted to get some opinions on save-the-dates. My wedding will be semi-destination for more than half of the guests (most will drive, but it will be 4-5 hours and will probably require a 2-night stay). I have heard that for a “destination” wedding, you are supposed to send the save the date’s anywhere up to 9 months early.
My wedding is in July. and I wanted to send them out in December, but my mom pointed out that they might get lost in everyone’s Christmas card/holiday season shuffle. Do you think I should send them in November (8 months early), or wait until January (6 months)?
Thanks for the help 🙂
Post # 3
I’d go with January. Our wedding was in July and we sent our Save-The-Date Cards in late January. Ours was also a destination wedding for most guests. I agree that sending them in December is a bad idea, and the same probably goes for November.
Post # 4
Our wedding is a week before yours. We are sending our save the dates, with everyone’s Christmas cards. Everyone knows this so that they shouldn’t get lost. It saves on postage to send the card and coasters (Save the Dates) in the same envelope.
So our Save the Dates will be sitting on the tables. I am not sure what your Save the Dates are, i.e. magnets, postcards, etc. So we are doing it this way to save postage. We are already sending xmas cards, why not send the coasters then also.
Post # 5
I would send them at the very beginning of January at the latest…but i think that it would be fine to send them out during holiday season…I dont think they will get lost in all the craziness!
Post # 6
We put our wedding save the dates IN the Christmas cards we sent out. If it was an issue of getting lost in the shuffle I never heard about it.
Post # 7
Our wedding date is Halloween and we sent our STD’s at the end of February. 90% of our guests are traveling so it was very important that we let them know the date at the earliest – – If I was in your position I would send the STD’s in November, you’re having a summer wedding and travel prices are higher during the summer months!
Post # 8
I would say the earlier the better; you could never have too much notice, especially if you have to save up to travel somewhere.
I’m getting married next July, but since it’s a busy time for weddings and vacations, I sent out my save-the-dates this past July/August. This worked out really well because we have guests coming in from Europe who already had to take their vacation time off for next year!