(Closed) Christmastime wedding, when to send save the dates?

posted 10 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
629 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2005

With weddings that fall on holidays or busy weeks, you should send them earlier. Not everyone plans ahead, but for those of us with split/rearranged families or are planning a Christmas vacation, having a early heads up is helpful. While I can’t say exactly when to send them, I agree it should be sooner than later.

Post # 4
286 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2007

For an STD, send them as soon as you have them done to maximize the number of people attending. It is after all, a "Save the Date".

Post # 5
75 posts
Worker bee

I agree – as soon as possible. This is practical, especially when you consider the cost of travel around the holidays.

Post # 6
2408 posts
Buzzing bee

i’d send them out soon too, especially with christmas holiday travel it’d help to get a heads up on plane tickets since they’re so expensive during that time of year

Post # 8
2292 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

I think its especially important to give people lots of notice for dates around the holidays!!  Because, on the one hand, people will have time off and should be able to attend – but, on the other hand, people will have time off and so may be making other plans.  Some people plan their vacation time waaaaay in advance; some people may have to juggle family commitments elsewhere in order to attend and so will need to start thinking about that.  And yes, holiday travel is a nightmare.  I would let everybody know as soon as possible!

Just as a data point – my sister let me know early last November that she was having her daughter baptised the Sunday before Christmas.  (So about 8 weeks.)  Round trip airfare from here to there was already over $1200.  And that left two whole days to get back – impossible if flights are delayed due to weather.  It was kind of heartbreaking, but I didn’t go.  You have a little more time if folks have to get back home before Christmas, so that’s good.

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