(Closed) How Early is Too Early to Send STD’s??

posted 9 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I think a year prior is OK.  So if you send them in October – totally OK.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I’m having a Destination Wedding and I’m sending the Save-The-Date Cards by the end of this month…so thats 9 months til the wedding!  So I think its ideal if you send it 9-12 months in advance if you have a lot of Out of Town people.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

They say 6 – 8 months but it all depends on the situation. I would suggest no more than a year as people will forget. Make sure that you get the word out about the lodging so noone is surprised later on.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’d say send them out in September or October. You don’t want them to get mixed in with holiday mail. Also keep in mind that people may reserve vacations around the holidays too (as gifts for others) so if people can book before then, that would be ideal. Do you have rooms blocked for your guests?

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I think a year out is perfectly acceptable.  As long as you are completely set on your date, send ’em out!!

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’m getting married in August and 80% of the guests will be coming from Europe, so we’re sending them out about 10 months in advance. Go for it!

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I think anything within a year of the wedding is fine. I mean, that’s the point of the STD, right?

For our 9-26 wedding, we sent our Save-The-Date Cards out the last week in October of last year. We’re also having a destination wedding and wanted to ensure if people did want to attend, they had enough time to arrange work schedules and such.

Post # 11
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Busy bee

It depends. Is your wedding on a popular weekend? Such as will people be traveling or is it a holiday? I am getting married on NYE so I plan to send the STD about a year in advance cause I know people 1) travel and 2) make other plans for the holiday. So if you want to go for a year early then go for it. But just don’t send them out in December when they could get mixed in with holiday cards.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I would do it much earlier than 9-10 months ahead.  I think a year may be just a little too early.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I was wondering this same thing.  My mom said I need to send it out soon (wedding 7/31/10) as people are already planning vacations for next year.

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

I say since you are having a Destination Wedding wedding 6 -9 months before so everyone can book there flights and aware of when the wedding is.

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I’m glad to see other’s opinions on this. I’m not getting married until Jan 2011, but I’m so excited about making things that I wish I could send out the save the dates now!

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I’d say anything before a year is too early. =) I think most people do them one of two ways: send them out a year in advance, or send them out 6-8 months in advance.

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