(Closed) save the date invites?

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Regular invitations are sent out about 2-3 months before the date, I think?

My date is October 20 and I’m going to start sending out my save the dates this month

It’s up to you if you send them really..do you have a lot of out of town guests or people with busy lives that need a “heads up”?

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Save-the-date announcements are nice, but they really are not required. I did not send them, and I even was married on a Friday night of a holiday weekend, and my wedding was technically a destination wedding for everyone involved (at least 1.5 – 4 hours away from most of my guests, and others had to travel even farther.)

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Weve done save the dates, probably not necessary but it’s on a Friday in October, gonna be sending them out this month, you usually find people book up holidays pre 3 months that you would send out the usual invite, but I think it’s a completely personal decision!

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

They’re not required by any means but I’d send them out very soon if you’re going to.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I believe STD’s are usually sent 9-12 months out with invites being sent 2-3 months out. I would send them ASAP if you are going to send them out, if not, don’t feel bad skipping on them! STD’s are a newer thing and many brides don’t send them out unless it is a destination wedding or quite far off the engagement.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

we’re sending ours out the beginning of april and were not getting married til june 2013! lol i just want everyone to know the date, especially Out of Town people. we wont send the invititation until id say january/feb

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Hey I am getting married the same day and im dropping mine in the mail tomarrow

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I was only able to confirm the date for my wedding last week – we’re sending invitations 2 months in advance, so next month, but wanted people to know as much as possible as soon as possible. I think Save-The-Date Cards are a lovely courtesy for guests, whenever you can send them.

By The Way: I joined jacquielawson.com/ for $12, which  let us send lovely e-cards. I’ve gotten an incredible response – people love them! Unexpected bonus? It lets you know when somone opens theirs, plus it has a reply function, so people are already letting us know they can’t make it (so we can execute the B list early!)

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

In My Humble Opinion Save the Dates aren’t completely necessary unless,

  • You are having a destination wedding
  • A lot of your guests live out of town
  • You’re having a holiday weekend wedding

So basically if people have to take off of work, travel, or if there’s a good possibility that most people will make other plans for that date. 

I have found them useful in the sense that I no longer have every aunt and uncle asking when the date is and also because it was a good way of getting the word out on our wedding website.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I’ve read that they should be sent out six months prior to the wedding, earlier if you are having a destination wedding. I’m planning on sending them out because I think it’s fun and they help OCD people like myself pre-plan. 🙂 Agree with others though, they are not required.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

They aren’t required at all but we always knew we’d send them. We sent them out the first week of march, about 6 months ahead of the wedding. Initially I had wanted to send them out in January and get them out 8 months ahead due to many Out of Town guests…

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

You can send Save the Dates whenever you have the date! Typically 6-12 months in advance. Invitations go out about 2-3 months in advance. You can certainly send your Save the Dates now but you don’t have to send them at all if you don’t want to.

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Jamcnair:  I’m Oct. 20th too!! Laughing (Just got engaged on St. Patrick’s Day!)

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

my wedding is sept. 15th also. we had no intention of doing save the dates, but people were kinda bugging me about it, so i did them. but they are online only (trying to save money wherever i can!), so the only people who received them are people who i have on facebook or in my e-mail address book. i just sent them last week, so 6 months in advance. so yeah, if you choose to do them, i’d jump on it asap. but if you don’t want to, that’s fine too.

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