Post # 1
It took longer to get my Save the Dates finished than anticipated (one of my bridesmaid designed them and it ended up taking longer than I wantd) and now I’m wondering when I should send them. I’ll be receiving the final print on Dec. 8. Should I send them asap or should I wait until early January? I heard about including them in holiday cards, but the Save the Date is not holiday-ish at all. I would just include them inside a regular holiday card. But I’ve heard people say they are concerned their Save the Dates will get lost in the “holiday mail.” So maybe that isn’t a good idea… Thoughts? Thanks!
Post # 3
I put ours inside our Christmas cards and didn’t have any issues with them getting lost that I know of.
Post # 4
I was wondering the same thing. I am thinking of sending them off in early January, just so it doesn’t get lost or disregarded due to all the holiday chaos going on.
When is the wedding? I am getting married in June so January is still 6 months… is that too late? I hope not.
Post # 5
I’m getting married on July 9. But my question is, if it’s clear that it’s a save the date, who would disregard or throw it away? I don’t know… I usually pay attention to what I’m throwing away! Even if they did throw it away, they would have at least looked at it, and there’s always the invitation that comes later. Right?
Post # 6
Our wedding is June 24th and I am mailing ours out tomorrow. I don’t think people will confuse it with holiday mail, and you will send out an invite later! The more time people have to make travel arrangements, the better, so mail them now.
Post # 7
I would wait until January. 7 months is still plenty of time for people. I wouldn’t be concerned about people actually throwing them out in December, but I don’t think they will act on the information. The main reason I sent save the dates was so our guests would book their hotel rooms. If I got a save the date in December I would probably be too distracted by the holidays and tell myself that I would deal with that later… and then totally forget until the actual invitation came.
Post # 8
We are waiting until January to send out our Save the Dates. Our goal is to have the STD stand out from the holiday mail. Six months is plenty of time to save the date!
Post # 9
@Moose1209: It isn’t 7 months if I send them in January. It’s only 6 months. My wedding is the beginning of July, so I only have the full months of January thru June. That’s 6.
Post # 10
also in the same boat! took longer to get back our e-pics and then the finished design from our invite designer, and w/out paying rush charges, we wouldn’t get our finished postcards until mid-dec anyway. so i’ll be sending ours out the week after xmas so they’ll probably hit the first week of Jan. i think people definitely get distracted w/all the bustle of shopping and traveling and such so wouldn’t act on anything from a save-the-date. plus, i like the idea of giving pple something to look forward to for the new year 🙂
Post # 11
I sent mine out in september which got them out of the way for me that way i can concentrate on other things for the next few months but this week we have added a few more people to the list Thank God i bought a few extra lol. But i am sending them out in the morning and it will be all done again for the 2nd time. Im starting to get stressed so one thing down alot more to go ! Here we go ladies .
Post # 12
We sent ours out in november. We didn’t have any problem with them getting lost in the mail, but some older relatives had no idea what Save-The-Date Cards were and called to ask where the rest of the invitation was or to tease me about being so anal and sending them out 8 months in advance. I had to explain the concept…
Post # 13
We got married July 17th of this year and sent our STD’s out at the beginning of January.
I didn’t want to send them out in December because they might get lost or misplaced with all the Christmas activities, cards, etc…
I figured by January, everyone would be back to normal.
Post # 14
I’m planning on mid-late January to send them out. All of our out of state guests are family and already know our date. I just don’t want to risk them gettting misplaced with holiday cards plus that’s one less thing for me to worry about this already stressful month, haha.
Post # 15
I’m wanting to mail them as soon as I get them because our wedding falls on 4th of July weekend (very popular vacation get away weekend). I don’t want anyone to start planning their vacation during the time of our wedding. My plan is to order them by the end of the week.
Post # 16
I’m hopefuly ordering them tonight and then will be sending them out next month. I have a lot of friends traveling, but everytone already knows the date. I hope it is early enough!!