When to send Save The Date's

posted 3 years ago in Paper
  • poll: When did you send save the dates?
    3-4 months before : (0 votes)
    5-6 months before : (7 votes)
    30 %
    7-10 months before : (13 votes)
    57 %
    1 year before : (3 votes)
    13 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Turf Valley

    I sent mine out exactly 12 months prior because 100% of my family is out of town, which is a good 60 people.  I wanted them to have ample time to plan and save for travel expenses.  I would give your OOT guests as much notice as possible, especially ones traveling from out of the country.

    Post # 4
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall

    I sent mine 7 months before. Would’ve been 6, but my wedding was a holiday weekend and I didn’t want too many people to make plans without knowing about the wedding first. (They’re welcome to make plans of course, I just didn’t want “AWWWWWWWW we’re going to [wherever] that weekend! 🙁 🙁 :(” phonecalls.)

    Post # 5
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I sent mine a little over 10 months out – it was a DW for 90% of the guest list.

    I wouldn’t send them out until the new year, just so they don’t get mixed up with all the holiday cards, party plans, etc. But anytime after the first week of january is fine 🙂

    Post # 6
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    i sent out 6 months in advance but i had an 8 month engagement.

     

    Post # 7
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

    I agree to wait until January. Your invitees will pay more attention to something received after the holidays are over.

    Just make sure those you send them to are DEFINITE invitees. If you’re on the fence about anyone, hold off- you can always wait until March to send out “round two.”

    Post # 8
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Mine is October 4th and we are sending ours out in February or March. 

    Post # 9
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Banff, Alberta

    @MrsS_to_be:  If you have a lot of out of town guests then as soon as possible. We sent ours out a few weeks ago. I did a post that asked if you were a guest from out of town when would you like your std’s and almost everyone said 1 year out. 

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