Post # 1
Have you September 2011 brides started planning on when you’re sending out STD’s? I was thinking I would send them in January because it’s after the new year and people have their new calendars. But I’m getting married on a Tuesday, so maybe I should send them earlier than that? What do you think?
Post # 3
I ordered mine a few weeks ago and was thinking about sending them right about the same time as you–after new years. That’s almost 9 months in advance and I think it should be plenty of time.
Post # 4
WOW! I’m glad I’m not the only one thinking of January… I personally thought it was early, but for the same reasons, new calendar, new year, etc, it seemed to be the best choice.
We’re getting married on a holiday weekend, which is why I went for 9 months out instead of 6-8, but I figured that it’ll give them a break in their ‘winter blues’ that we get up here in Canada.
Post # 5
I can’t decide if I want to send out Save-The-Date Cards.. We have a very long engagement, over 2 years.. So everyone close to us knows we’re getting married on 9-10-11. I’m thinking maybe I should send them though so people take it more serious that is it actually going to happen!
Post # 6
We are planning on sending ours out on September 10, 2010, which is exactly 1 year til the wedding. I know it’s really early, but we are having a destination wedding across the country, and we would like to give people as much time as possible to make travel arrangements, save money, etc. But, I do think January is a really good time to send them out.
Post # 7
We’re planning on sending them in the fall for a 9/17/11 wedding. My fiance wants to do them ASAP, by a year in advance but we haven’t ordered or gotten addresses or anything, so it’ll probably be October/November which is still WAY ahead of time.
Since most of our guests are travelling cross-country to come (some have already requested week-plus vacations from work!), we figure the more time the better.
Post # 8
Getting married on 9/24/11 and save the dates are ordered and were waiting for them to arrive. We live in FL and 95% of our guests are from out of state and some from the caribbean. We want to send them out 1 year in advance because wer want everyone possible to attend. Were also spreading the date around my word of mouth.
Post # 9
I sent mine out 9 months before my wedding. I think I did it the first week of January. We, too, were having a wedding across the country from most people, so that gave plenty of time to save, make plans, etc. 4 weeks to go for me! Good luck, ladies!
Post # 10
I’m planning to send mine out in March 2011 BUT I’m launching our website in November so people will already know the date and will be able to plan ahead.
Post # 11
i launched my website and sent it to major relative (moms and grandmas) and we are sending our save the dates on our anniversary in february
Post # 12
I think we’re doing January as well. It seems like a good time for people to put the date on their calendars.
Post # 13
January sounds like the best idea because of hte new calendars… probably SHOULD do them earlier since most of our family will be traveling but I dont care
Post # 14
I was also thinking about sending them out in Jan. Most of our guest are going to be out of towners. I am still trying to decide if i want to make them myself or order them.
Post # 15
We notified our families via email and phone about the specific date (Thursday Sept 1). I also launched our wedding website/blog in August 2010. Family and most friends will have known the date for a year.
We are sending the formal STD’s after Valentine’s Day (6 months out).
Invitations will hit the mail 8 weeks prior to the date and
I’m asking them to RSVP by 5 weeks prior.
I just made up this schedule tonight so someone tell me if I’m walking into a bad planning process!!!!
Post # 16
- Wedding: September 2011 - Franciscan Gardens
We sent out our save the dates at the beginning of October. My fiance’s entire family lives in another state and I wanted to give them as much time as possible to save and plan for the trip!