Post # 1
Alrighty, so I have a couple of questions about save-the-date/wedding etiquette. My wedding is in December of this year, and since it is at a rather rough time of year for traveling and money and whatnot, I was planning on sending my save-the-dates around March. I was planning on sending the actual invitations about 3 months prior to the date, so beginning of September. Is this too early? What are the usual times to send them out, also considering that my wedding is at a more difficult time of year?
Also, I’m curious about addressing the invitations and save-the-dates. If I were inviting an entire family with children, how would the kids’ names appear on the envelope? Anyone have any tips on addressing invitations and such, or a website that you used when doing your invites/save-the-dates?
Post # 3
When I did my Save the DAtes I just wrote “The Smith Family” to signify it is intended for the entire family. I did make sure to also tell my friends with Children that the children are also invited.
Post # 4
I think the timeline is fine especially because your wedding is around the holidays, it’ll give people more time to plan.
For us when we were inviting the whole family we just put The Smith Family and if it was the husband and wife we just but Mr & Mrs Smith, generically speaking.
Post # 5
Sending the STD early is definitely a good idea for a December wedding, but I’m not sure if it makes a difference for the actual invite. People are either already planning on coming, or they aren’t, and adding extra time isn’t always necessary. But it’s your call. I don’t think it’s really an etiquette issue, so much as its a personal preference issue. Whatever makes you happy and calm! 🙂
Post # 6
Im getting married 11-11-2011 and we sent the save the dates two weeks ago… we are plaining to send out invites in july… beacuse its a friday!!!