(Closed) How Early is Too Early to Send

posted 6 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
3471 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

6-12 months in advance is perfectly normal.  

As for hoping people reply “no” start thinking about your back up plan now– this is a BAD idea to invite more people than you can accomodate.  It’s true not everyone can make it, and it all depends on your guests and their availability, so generalizations are tough– but I can tell you– from my FI’s side of the list there was literally ONE aunt who can’t make it, which we already knew since they’ll be in Thailand.  So just be sure you have a backup plan if things do end up over your expected count. 

Post # 4
1190 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I would think that is about the right time frame for STD’s. I THINK most send them out between a year and 10 months especially if it is destination.

Post # 5
1130 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

My wedding is destination for about half the guest list, so we are sending them out in a few weeks. I think around 8-12 months is great depending on where the wedding is in relation to the guests’ locations.

Post # 7
288 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Honestly, I think it’s never too early for Save-The-Dates!

Post # 8
108 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Im not getting married until August 2013 but ive already started planning!! Why not, you’re getting married, its exciting!!! I have my STD’s ready to go, I will send them off late September.

Post # 9
289 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@jleighr:  I think you’re perfectly fine!  We are getting married on july 5th 2013 and will be sending them out in september

Post # 10
3369 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

We’re sending out our save the dates next week, and our wedding is August 4. So definitely not too early! Since we are having a Destination Wedding on the coast, all of our guests are out of town, so we want to be sure everyone has ample time to plan. 


Post # 11
73 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Don’t worry, I am in the same boat as you.  We were engaged Xmas of 2010 and are getting married it sounds like the same weekend as you are.  Yeah May 2013 brides!

I’m not kidding when I say I took 6 months to decide on a save the date, it was ridiculous but with that amount of time to decide, why not??

N,o I don’t think you are sending too early.  My sample save the dates will be arriving soon and I will be ordering once I can seem them in person and confirm they are what I want, so I will only be a couple weeks behind you in sending them out, so I think you are good.

Oh, and congrats!

Post # 12
9142 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

We’re sending ours out in November (FH keeps saying late October.)  We have a significant number of people coming from out of the country and I guess it is considered to be a Destination Wedding since the venue is a few hours from the town where we live and definitely not where either of our families live.

Post # 13
244 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

early is better than late. I was running around like a headless chicken before my wedding. UGH

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