(Closed) for those of you who sent out save the dates…

posted 7 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
5657 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

Is it a destination wedding or a wedding that will require a lot of travel for most of the guests? If not, I think 5-6 months ahead is totally fine.

Post # 4
2063 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

We got engaged on Christmas Eve and the wedding is in mid-May. We sent out Save-The-Date Cards about a week ago. That’s means that ours went out 4 months in advance and our family was SO appreciative that they knew not to schedule vacations, etc. I think you should definately do it!

Post # 6
7901 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

It’s not too late.

Post # 7
1577 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I would defintiely send them out 6 months ahead of time, or even 5 months.  In a way, it’s getting your guests primed for your wedding.

For Fiance & I, sending out the Save-The-Date Cards was a great experience because it forced us to compile mailing addresses for our guests…  a harder process that we thought!


Best to do this 6 or even 5 months ahead, rather than only 8 weeks out.

Post # 8
1271 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I sent mine out six months in advance, to the day.  Everyone expressed that it was perfect timing because they are just now getting started looking for flights. 

Post # 9
5093 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

My Maid/Matron of Honor didn’t send out her Save-The-Date Cards until about three and a half months before her wedding.  You’re good.  🙂

Post # 10
2616 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

invites are suppose to go out 3 months before the wedding..

i did save the dates in october. we just just a non fancy one. our engagement photos will be in march some time. i am hopefully sending invites end of the month. rsvp return date says may 16… thats one month before my wedding. two weeks before we need to give final head count..

Post # 11
16195 posts
Honey Beekeeper

I think you have plenty of time. We sent our save-the-dates out at about 5.5 months away. Your invites don’t need go to out until 6-8 weeks beforehand.

Post # 12
1498 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I think you’ll be just fine with that time frame.

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