(Closed) How far should save the date's be sent for a wedding on a 3 day weekend??

posted 5 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

@ylapis:  I think you should definitely send them out earlier. Flights can become very expensive for holiday weekends if you wait to book. Also, depending on where exactly your wedding is located, hotels may fill up early with out-of-towners coming to California for vacation.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I would send them as soon as you have an official date – meaning that a venue has been secured and deposits paid. I sent out STD’s about a year in advance since our wedding will be in Scotland and 95% of the guests will be traveling from another country.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@ylapis:  I am getting married Sunday of Memorial Day weekend this year. We sent out our STD’s end of August…I think this is plenty of time and I found based on the respnses that those who are going to come are going to come and those who aren’t, aren’t! (ie – these people didn’t have plans for mem. day weekend and still didn’t come for whatever their reasoning may be)!

I SHOULD note that we verbally told all important guests the date right after we got engaged (end of May)…

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2014

@Glasgowbound:  This.

It gives people plenty of notice so that they won’t have booked to go anywhere else (I’m guessing that long weekends are popular times for people to travel where you are, perhaps more so than the UK where we get a minimum of 4 weeks annual leave plus bank holidays on top, which I understand is considerbaly more than most folks in the States get), and it also gives them time to save/book flights/book accommodation, as, as another poster said, holiday weekends are peak time when it comes to travel, and tend to command a higher premium.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I also am getting married on a three day weekend and we’ve sent the invitations out pretty early (3 months in advance) to make sure people could come… We did not have STD’s.. 

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