Post # 1
Ok, so FI and I are getting married May 2014 (About 15 months away). Due to some things coming up (next month FI is switching to a much more demanding job, we are buying a house in October, and somewhere in there I also need to buy a new car) we plan on having all of the big stuff booked by August, invitations figured out by then, and all that.
We are getting our engagement pictures done in the spring (probably end of April/early May), which we plan on putting on the save-the-dates.
When should these be sent out? About half (most of our friends and cousins) are getting them via email, and all the people who want a hard copy (grandparents, aunts and uncles) are getting them via snailmail.
Post # 3
as soon as they are ready, I’d send them out. You’re getting pictures taken in April/May and it will take a bit to get them back and then printed/ready for actually being a Save the Date. As soon as you have them in hand, send them out.
Post # 4
So 11-ish months before the wedding isn’t too soon? That’s what I was worried about.
Post # 5
I thought it was about 8-9 months before unless it’s a destination wedding? I could be wrong. I know if I received something in May or June for an event an entire year later I wouldnt remember and would lose the STD.
ETA: I just sent mine 2 weeks ago and my wedding is in September.
Post # 6
I just googled, “when to send save the dates,” and FIVE different websites all said 4-6 months prior unless it is a destination or holiday weekend wedding. My wedding is Labor Day weekend. I think 4 months is pointless bc you can send invites 2 months later. Sometimes I just ignore etiquette! Haha
Post # 7
I think it depends. I think for out of town guest who have to arrange transporation, take a day off work, that it’s best to do it as early as possible. I spread the word once we sent a date and found a venue, sent out our save the dates eight months out. 60 percent of our guest are from oot, although a lot of them are a few hours driving distance.
Post # 8
We sent ours in early January for a late August wedding, so about 8 months in advance. I was keen to get them out as our wedding is on a holiday weekend, but I think anything less than a year in advance is probably fine (and some people may have special reasons for sending them earlier like a destination wedding).
Post # 9
I’d say about 8-9 months before. Its great if you have everything all ready to go, then you can just pop them in the mail when the time comes. If you send them out too early, people may forget about it.
Post # 10
I think 9 months is good!