Post # 1
October brides… when are you sending your invites? We were planning to do save the dates and then decided against it… so, because of that — should we send the invites out early? I’m not sure…we’re thinking to send them March/April…thoughts?
Post # 3
I think 6 months before the wedding is too early for regular invites. People are more prone to forget that soon. That is about when I am plannin gon sending the save the dates, so I think that you should wait until about 3 or 4 months prior.
Post # 4
I got married in October of 09 and we sent ours out in August. We didn’t do STD (IMO these are best suited for destination weddings & plus it just wasn’t in our budget.)
Our guests had 3 months to plan travel/hotels b.c our wedding was the last week in Oct. If it was the beginning of Oct we would of sent them out in July.
I think if you do them too early, they could be easily misplaced or ppl won’t RSVP right away b/c the wedding seems so far away. Personally I think 3 months is good, esp if you don’t have a STD. If you do a STD, then a month in advance is fine.
Post # 5
You can send out Save-The-Date Cards that early, but I wouldn’t send out the actual invites until 2-3 months before. I think I’m sending mine in early August for our Halloween wedding.
Post # 6
October Brides Rock!!!
We sent out our STD’s in late June, early July and our real invites out the first week of Sept. Most of our guests were local though.
Good luck and congrats!
Post # 7
Half of our guests are coming from overseas, so we’ll be getting ours out sooner rather than later — we’re looking at June.
Post # 8
Thanks ladies! I definitely agree with the to early thing… perhaps we will send an email STD once my fiance gets our site up and running… and invites in June. We have a split between out of town guests and locals, but I’m also concerned because its on a holiday weekend….
Post # 9
We emailed Save-The-Date Cards since almost all of our guests are coming in from out of town. We plan on sending the invites out mid-August.
Post # 10
I am sending out Save-The-Date Cards this week (80% of guests have to travel for the wedding) and planning on sending invites out the last weekend in August.
Post # 11
- Wedding: October 2010 - The Pearl S. Buck House
I’m doing save the dates because I’m nervous our 101010 date/ columbus day weekend will be popular and I have to claim it! hehe… We’re sending them out next week and then invites probably mid-late august.
Post # 12
I thought you sent invites out about 6-8 weeks ahead of time? How early can you send them out? Since we have a limited amount of people we are allowed, we have to do an A & B list (which makes me feel super tacky, but the guests won’t know), and I want to get my “definitely attendings” back as soon as I can.
Post # 13
I am sending my STD’s out at the end of the month or early next month. Usually they say STD’s out 6 months before the wedding but ours is in Vegas so we want to give ppl a little more time. Then I figure I will send out the invites around late July or early August bc its typically 2 months before the wedding when those go out
Post # 14
Yay for October brides!!!
Our Save-The-Date Cards will go out to about half of our guests in March (my fiance and his family are Indian, and his mom didn’t really see the point of the STD since it’s not something that’s really done in their culture). But, because their guests won’t be getting Save-The-Date Cards, we are sending the invites out on the earlier end in July. Most of our guests will be local as well.
Post # 15
I actually just mailed out our Save-The-Date Cards over the past two weeks to my family (all of which are coming in from out of state). A few of them had already called asking what the date was because they need to put in for the time off! However, since most of FI’s family is local, we’ll be sending them out at the end of the month sometime (no need to rush). As for the invites, we were thinking of sending them out late July/early August.
Post # 16
I’m getting married 10/10/10 and I sent out save the dates in the first or second week of Aug 09 lol… Everyone will be traveling from out of town so I tried to give them beaucoup notice. I’ve done very little planning from the initial things I did when we were first engaged and I was super excited about everything… I had started invitations way back when (september?) but haven’t touched them since. Now that the clock is ticking, I am trying to get back into the swing of things and finalize plans but it is not easy..
it’s especially discouraging to find out that so many things I had planned to do later since they weren’t really easy to do early on are things that I may have trouble with now.. like cakes and catering since so many others are getting married on our date =