Post # 1
Hi Hive! My FH and I are looking at 5/25/14 for our wedding date and I was thinking since it is Memorial Day weekend and people might be making travel plans that I should have my saves the dates out by October or November. 6 months notice. My grandmother last night was horrified and said that I should definitely have them out by this summer. What do you think? Is 6 months enough notice for holiday weekend or should I plan further ahead? Thanks!
Post # 3
@LabDarling: I think normally 6 months would be just fine, but if it would give you (and your grandmother :D) peace of mind, what about a compromise and sending out save the dates 8-10 months in advance? Though now that I’m thinking about it, we had a labor day weekend wedding, and sent our save the dates out about a year prior. I do feel like we jumped the gun a bit, if that helps!
Post # 4
My only concern would be accomodations.. if you send them out 6 months in advance, are you sure they won’t be booked up by then?
I’m actually sending out my STD’s for people that are over 1,000 miles away, 1 year in advance, and people who are closer, 6 months. Many of the folks im inviting [my father & brother included], are low income and will need the notice.
Post # 5
I guess I better get a move on then!
Post # 6
Mind you, 6 months is the norm.
Post # 7
You might as well send them out in summer, if you’ve got your guest list nailed down. There’s no harm in letting people know earlier.
Post # 8
I’m getting married on May 25, 2013 (which is memorial day weekend), and we sent our save the dates out towards the end of November/beginning of December. I had a few friends asking about the date prior, but as far as I know, the timing was great when we sent them.
Post # 9
I’m not sure what the norm is but I sent mine last week and my wedding is October 12, 2013. Technically my wedding is a holiday weekend (Columbus Day) but that’s not really a big holiday. We just have quite a few people coming from out of town and the room discount at our hotel must be booked by August 27th so I wanted to give people ample amount of time.
Post # 10
@LabDarling: 6 months is fine!
Post # 11
6 months is standard, holiday weekend or not. You could do 8, but that is pushing it.
Post # 12
We’re getting married this Labor Day and we sent our Save the Dates the first week of January (8months out). People were getting a little antsy asking when the date was, so we were happy to send them out so early.
You’re getting married in a big graduation month, you might want to send them out about 8months out so people can narrow down their calendars.
Post # 13
I’m getting married this Labor Day weekend, and I sent my Save the Dates last October–10 months in advance! Family and friends kept asking me when the date and venue was (because they knew they’d have to travel), so I just got it out there so everyone knows. I think it especially makes a difference if guests need to book flights.
Post # 14
@sunsetchristy: I am also a Labor Day weekend bride and ours will be going out in the next few weeks. Our delay is waiting for our e-pics to come in!
Post # 15
@LabDarling: You could compromise with your grandmother
and send them about 8 months out. I would get your hotel block done ASAP for Memorial Weekend in NJ though.
Post # 16
we got married on december 23rd so we sent our STD’s out pretty early. i believe we sent them out in early march.