(Closed) Timing for Save the Dates?

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
632 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Typically 6-9 months before the wedding. It’s all dependent on how many Out of Town guests you will have and if you wedding falls on a holiday.

6 months tends to be more standard.

Post # 4
619 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Our wedding is in March and our E-Pics are in July…I was planning on using one of those pics for the Save-The-Date Cards and sending them out in early September. (6 months)

Post # 5
2965 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I’m about 5 months out and I still haven’t done mine yet! I’m waiting for us to take e-pics because I also wanted to include them on the Save-The-Date Cards and our appointment for this is next sat! So I’m looking at not even getting the Save-The-Date Cards out until mid July!!! If they weren’t necessary for my situation (Having my wedding during Thanksgiving weekend) I would have skipped this step. Ignore him. Do your e-pics and then send them out. Honestly, I would possibly want to send them out either before or after the holidays not during. They may get lost or mixed in with holiday greeting cards. Also if you notify the guests too soon, they will forget. I think 6 months before is a good time.

Post # 6
3625 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I think you’re right and Fiance is a little early. I doubt people are going to book flights/airfare a full year in advance. I think around October/November would be fine as that gives your guests time to hunt down a good deal. Are you doing an expensive exotic location in high season? If so, I guess the argument could be made that you should send them out earlier so people can save up the money to go.

One reason to not do them this early is that perhaps you will find out that you’re not really close to so and so but now it’s too late because you sent them a STD a year in advance and 6 months from now, you’re like, “Wow, I haven’t talked to so and so in six months, why am I inviting him/her again?” That happened to friends of ours. He invited some friends (about 7 months prior to the wedding – DW) and by the time it was the wedding, he didn’t even talk to one of them and the friend had dropped off the face of the earth and the other one hadn’t really talked to him since he was invited and did a last minute rsvp change to no in the end.

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