Post # 1
I would love opinions on this! Originally, I had planned on not sending a save the date to save money. However, looking at our list we have some out of town family, some friends in other countries, and people who are just asking us over and over when our wedding is! I found out last week that I had an aunt with hurt feelings because she hadn’t received a save the date and assumed she wasn’t invited. I mean, that kind of makes me want to roll my eyes, but still.
We have been engaged for 7 months and our wedding is in 5 1/2 months. We are sending our invitations out 2 1/2 months ahead of time because we are doing an A/B list situation and hoping to send out invites to “B” list people once we get No’s from the “A” list people.
Is it silly to send out a save the date 2 1/2 months before the invitation is sent??? Or are they helpful?
Thanks for your opinions!!
Post # 2
FutureMrsT1221: Honestly, I wouldn’t waste the postage unless you have many people travelling long distances and they need the heads up.
Post # 3
I’d just email the out of country and out of state people to give the heads up. Otherwise it seems too late overall. Might as well wait for the invitations for everyone else.
Post # 4
- Wedding: September 2014 - Dallas, TX
I’m getting married 6 days before you and literally put my Save-The-Date Cards in the mail yesterday and today. Obviously it’s later than ideal, but I say still do them. If people are coming from out of town they will appreciate the advance notice. Airline tickets are much cheaper 4 months in advance than 2.
Post # 5
I think it depends on how many people you have coming from out of town. If it’s like 10-20 people, just send an email or call them to let them know. If it’s a lot more people, a STD is probably just easier overall. You can get them for really cheap on Vistaprint and other sites like that.
Post # 6
FutureMrsT1221: I wouldn’t send them. Its slighly too late, but also because I don’t think save the dates are necessary. I would do what PPs said and tell your VIPs on your Out of Town list when the wedding date is. More than likely, they are vaguely aware anyway.