(Closed) Save the Dates- should I do them or not?

posted 4 years ago in Paper
Post # 2
285 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Just based off what you told us in the post, I would do them. They do seem to be a bit on the excessive side but given that your friends will have 7 weddings to attend in the summer & your fiance’s family has a wedding right around your time, I think it’s important. Summer is a MAJOR wedding time. Peak wedding time actually (especially June)

I wasn’t going to do them either until my Future Sister-In-Law set her date for the DAY before mine. She has since changed her date, but of course it was AFTER I ordered the STD’s.

I’ve heard you’re supposed to send STD’s anywhere from 6-8 months before the wedding. Maybe someone else can confirm that or deny it.

Post # 3
1736 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

ClaudiaKishi:  Base on everything you said I say do the save the date. They doesn’t have to be expensive walmart have magnet STD for $2 and vista print, Walgreen and theses other online Compagny make save the date for cheap or you can make your own. The summer is a very buzy time of the year people goes on vacation etc. I say do it.

It will help you not to stress on getting the word out to your family.

Post # 4
1026 posts
Bumble bee

I did STD, since our wedding is “destination” and I went to Vistaprint and made postcards. $10 for 50 cards and shipping. Figured if they looked absolutely horrible in person it was only $10 wasted. And I am doing it a year in advance, because everyone will have to fly in and rent a car.

Post # 5
15 posts

I am in the same boat. I was adoment on sending them at the 1 year mark…. but then hesitated because then you need to commit to inviting those people. I think we decided to hold off and send them in January (after the xmas card rush). We are geting married in July, so I think that’s in the time line.


I would say go for it.. looks like you can do them somewhat cheaply and that way you ensure people know before plans come up 🙂

Post # 6
767 posts
Busy bee

I feel the same way as you and am on the fence about sending them.  What about compromising and sending out an email?  That way you can communicate the date (and other important info) to everyone but not have to actually order/make and mail something out.

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