(Closed) Save the Date – How far in advance??

posted 6 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 2
1028 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

6 months 

Post # 3
9519 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

we sent ours at 9 months. We might been over zealous for the people in town and thoughtful to those out of town

Post # 4
867 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I sent mine out mid-December for our August wedding. Something to keep in mind is that many companies require their employees to make all of their vacation time requests in January. That why I made sure mine were out before the new year.

Post # 5
7 posts

I would definitely recommend 9-12 months for the Save the date, especially since you have guests who are traveling from across the country and in the UK. Like ilora said above, there are companies who require their employees to put all vacation requests in for the next year (especially in the medical field, such as nurses). Sending them in waves may be a good idea, except when you have one family member who receives a save the date on the East Coast, and another family member closer to LA hasn’t received one and finds out others have….might make some friends/family question whether or not they are invited. Either way, save the dates can never be ‘too’ early for guests needing to arrange travel and time off of work. You will also have your formal invitation sent closer to the wedding date, so it should be fine. By the way, the airfare schedules are released about 11 months out, with best prices/itineraries available about 9-10 months away from travel.

Post # 6
7 posts
  • Wedding: December 2015

Depends on the size of your wedding/how far guests live! If you have a lot of guests and most live out of town, I would try to get that save the date out about 6-8 months prior so people have time to make accomodations. Better to send it out earlier than later, always good to give people more time to plan, especially when you’re a procrastinator like me haha. 

Post # 7
87 posts
Worker bee

Our Destination Wedding is 5/28/2016 and we sent ours out Feb of this year. We figured the more time the better to let people start planning ASAP. 🙂 

Post # 8
959 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Historic Chapel

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jrzluv:  I would do at least 6 months in advance.

Post # 9
3031 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast

Earliest I’d send them would be 11 months. Latest would be 6 months.  If you’re having international travellers, you probably want to lean towards the 11. You could send international ones out a week or so before the rest, but I wouldn’t do it any earlier. Once people start getting them, you don’t want them talking and locals thinking they’re not invited.

Post # 10
272 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

I send mine 13 months to the people who have to come over seas! Actually putting them in the mail today anD wedding is not till August 2016. People over seas have to Book holidays off from work a year ahead.. The people from here will get it around 8 to 6 months before 

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