(Closed) STDs and Invites – September wedding but we just got engaged

posted 6 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
71 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

You should probably send Save-The-Date Cards now, or ASAP. As for invitations, I think it’s 3 months before the wedding, so late June?

Post # 5
2281 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Invites usually usually go out 6-8 weeks ahead, although I’ve heard some say 3 months, which is good for people who have extensive travel plans. Save-The-Date Cards are a courtesy so people can plan ahead, and should go out as soon as you’re definite on your date. We’re on a compressed planning schedule – for a couple of reasons – and sent Save-The-Date Cards the instant we knew our date for sure, even though it was only about a month before actual invitations would be going out. 

Post # 6
3148 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m getting married around that time.  I sent my STD’s in March and that was pushing it.  Invites are supposed to be sent out 6-8 weeks before the wedding/event date.

Are you planning on a photo STD or not?

Congrats on your engagement!

Post # 7
505 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

As long as you don’t have too many people that will need to travel for your reception, you don’t need to send out STD’s. The invites can go out about 2 months prior. 

Post # 9
853 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We got engaged at the end of the year and are marrying in June. We didn’t do Save-The-Date Cards – we just sent out invites in late March. I don’t care if we broke rules of etiquette. We never felt like Save-The-Date Cards were necessary, and we were still getting together details earlier in the year, so all info went out with the invites. According to “the rules,” that’s early, but whatevs! I don’t know how people can plan a wedding on a budget without actually knowing sooner how many people will be there!

Post # 10
9483 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

Maybe send the invitations a bit earlier instead of rushing to get Save-The-Date Cards done.  Just a suggestion.

Post # 11
555 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I agree with MissPumpkinPie, we are getting married Sept. 15 and just send out the save the dates

Post # 12
1319 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

Save-The-Date Cards are not really necessary. They’re a pretty new thing, actually. I had a 5 month engagement, and didn’t bother with save the dates, and it was never an issue. I called the Out of Town guests just to let them know the wedding date, or brought it up in conversation, and just sent out the invites at 8 weeks.

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