(Closed) Save the dates…when to send?

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I don’t think 8 months would be too late. On average brides send out save-the-dates 6 to 8 months in advance. I sent ours out 10 months in advance because 99% of the guests will have to travel to get here. In this economy, I wanted to make sure everyone had enough time to save up, if they had to, to get here.

Post # 4
1205 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Mine are going out with this year’s Christmas cards. I’m sending mine out about a year early because many of our guests will have to travel, and some will need to set aside time out of their school year or take time off work and will want to budget their vacation time accordingly.

Plus, I am nothing if not impatient 🙂


Post # 6
7172 posts
Busy Beekeeper

When are the STD ready?  If they are ready now, I’d actually send them now.  Especially because it’s a Destination Wedding for everyone!

I don’t think it starts to get crazy with holiday mail until closer to Thanksgiving….

Post # 7
4546 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We sent ours out with our Christmas cards in December (for a September wedding) because we had a lot of people coming from out of town. 8 months is fine but you can send them sooner if you want to avoid the crush of holiday mail.

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