(Closed) How early is too early???

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

We’re getting married in October and our STD’s aren’t going out until March/April. 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I think you can send them out whenever you want. That’s the whole point of a STD, especially if you have a lot of out of town guests. You want people to be aware of your date. We sent ours out around 7 or 8 months before our wedding.

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I think it really depends on # of people that will have to travel to your wedding. At the same time, you might want to send them out earlier since September is a very popular month for weddings. Typically a STD goes out 6-8 months before a wedding.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper

I got married in September and I sent them out in January of that year. That’s the whole point of the save the date!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

I agree with PitBullLover–the more guests that will have to make travel arrangements, the earlier they should be sent.  About 90% of our guest were from out of town, so we mailed them 9 months in advance.  If most of yours are local, you can wait until you’re about 6 months out.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

We’re getting married in April and our STD’s went out in September/October!

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee

Sending it out now is fine. 

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I don’t think there is such a thing as “too early” with Save-The-Date Cards. That’s the point! You wouldn’t want anyone to book a vacation this month, right? Send them out now!

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We’re also getting married in September and have already ordered our Save the Dates. They are going out at the end of this month or early next month.

The wedding is taking place in between our two home towns so everyone will be traveling a bit of a distance to attend.

I doubt anyone would get it in the mail and go “ehh WAY too early to receive this. Now I’m not attending the wedding”. People will be excited to get them!

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper

I already got an STD in the mail for a september wedding

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We received a Save the Date in September/early October (can’t remember exactly) for a wedding at the end of July. (not a destination wedding either, it’s about an hour or so from the couple, us and many other guests) So about ten months prior. We’ll be sending ours about eight months out.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

We sent ours out a little after Thanksgiving for a late June wedding.

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We’re getting married September 17 and sent them out last month.

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