(Closed) How early did you send out your save the dates?

posted 7 years ago in Paper
  • poll: How long before the wedding should one send out the STD'S?
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    we sent ours out about 6 months beforehand (i think…i don’t totally remember…). do your fiance’s guests know the other people on the list? you can send them out to some people now and then his list later, as long as his numbers don’t change who gets invited on the other lists…

    Post # 4
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    Our wedding is on New Years Eve, and we have a good amount of guests traveling in.  We sent ours out mid-March.

    Post # 5
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    We sent ours out at about 7 months I think.

    Post # 6
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    we sent ours about 5 months before

    Post # 7
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    About 7 months before

    Post # 8
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    Helper bee

    We are sending them out about 10 months in advance.  Over 1/2 of our guest will be coming from out of town. I want to make sure to give people plently of time to plan accordingly.

    Post # 9
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    Many of our guest (about 85%) would have needed to travel, so we sent them out about at 10 months out. 

    If your Fiance won’t do it, you can send yours out (your people want to know!) and then set some time aside for him to do this (like making him sit down and you type or something). It should take less than an hour to talk through who he wants to invite, and then it’s just about getting the addresses.

    Post # 10
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    We sent out ours about 8 month in advance, but we are having a destination wedding, so we had to tell people in advance, to accomodate travellers. We are planning to send the invites about 4 months before the wedding. Hope this helps!

    Post # 11
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I just sent mine out and am actually still waiting on some addresses from him so I can send them to his guests too. You could do something similar.

    Post # 12
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I am also still waiting for addresses from FH. Some addresses his mom gave to me (yay!).  So I sent out the bulk of them yesterday, and the remaining 15 or so I’ll send when I have the addresses from him.  The big benefit I see to the save-the-dates, is that if you have a FH who procrastinates on things, it’s a good way to get all of the addresses before you send out the formal invites.

    Post # 13
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    sent mine out 10 months ahead becuase 40% of my wedding is coming from out of town. Everyone was telling me that they were actually glad I did becuase now they can plan accordingly!

    Post # 14
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Our wedding was on Halloween and 90% of our guests were traveling from out of state…We sent our STD’s late February which was 8 months before our wedding date!

    Post # 15
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    Since our wedding is on a friday we are going to send them out about 7 months before.

    Post # 16
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    we sent ours out 5 months before. i have a lot of family coming from canada, so i am sort of wishing i sent them out earlier.

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