(Closed) Question about save the dates

posted 3 years ago in Guests
Post # 2
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Bumble bee

I used theknot.com to figure out my timeline. I had no clue when to send out these things. For my wedding in July 2018, it suggested a “due date” for sending out save the dates as Oct 24th. I’d assume you’ve got a few more months. Maybe end of year?

Post # 3
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Busy bee

We sent ours out about a year in advance because we knew so many people were going to be flying in for it. Some people set up their travel plans right away, some didn’t, some still called us to get information and whatnot even though the save the date had it all– honestly, all of those things always happen no matter when you send it out! If you know there are people who’d like to start looking into hotels and whatnot, then there’s no harm in sending them out early.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - Valleybrook Country Club

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kla18 :  I sent mine 10 months in advance because we had several people travelling and it was the Saturday after Easter, so I didn’t want to interfere with holiday plans. I think anywhere from a year to six months out is appropriate.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I had a sept 2017 wedding, I sent mine out in mid January. I figured I’d wait for the holidays to be over and then get them in the mail. 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2018 - Tizer Gardens/Carroll College

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kla18:  I’m using a combination of Zola and Wedding Wire checklists, wedding wire has me sending them out Dec 2 for our June 16, 2018, wedding. Mine are designed, we are getting our engagement pics this weekend, and once that is set, we are all ready, well, I am because I have my list compiled. It sounds like my fiance’s is all in his head.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

We are sending ours mid-November for our September 2018 wedding. I was going to send them in December but wanted to beat the holiday postage situation so we’re sending a little early.

IMO, no earlier than one year. But after that, I as a guest enjoy getting STD’s early!

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: Gloucestershire, UK

We sent ours out exactly a year before the wedding. Similar situation – most live far away or were flying in. We had tons of positive feedback thanking us for being considerate 🙂 

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

We sent ours 10months before the wedding because most of our guests live far away and my wedding is on a public holiday. 

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

I recently recieved an actual full invitation 7 months before the wedding! I thought it was a bit early but then I thought, well, if the venue, date and guestlist are 100% confirmed then why not let people know? Especially if they have to fly in. So I say if all your details are confirmed you may as well send them. There isn’t really a downside to it. 

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee

I sent in January for our October wedding. 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

Just make sure to do it less than a year out, otherwise people may think it’s this year and they just got a late invite.

I had a lot of flying in guests for my wedding and I sent save the dates in February for a September wedding. Nobody booked their flights that early, but i liked knowing I now had that hold on their calendar.

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