Post # 1
We just got our city permit/confirmation for our wedding venue yesterday, 4/5, and our wedding will be 7/23, so less than 4 months away now. In reading about it, it sounds like 4 months is the cut-off for save the dates, but it still seems a little early to send formal invitations. Not sure what direction to go – I made a save the date that I could get printed and pick up today to mail by tomorrow, but not sure if it is silly, or seems in poor taste. We have been engaged since last June, so almost a year, but due to other things (remodel at home/work) we delayed planning till recently. Also, our wedding is not going to be super fancy, it is outdoor, daytime and we are doing a bbq for the reception. Any advice is much appreciated! Thank you. 🙂
Post # 2
If you really want to send a save the date, I think this is totally fine. My friend sent her save the date five months before the wedding and the invite shortly afterwards, and i never thought anything negative about it. Her save the date was cute! People love getting mail 🙂 I say go for it if you want 🙂
Post # 3
I would only if you have out of town people
Post # 4
can you do an email version instead and just call those without access to email?
Honestly unless everyone has to travel far then save the dates really are not necessary.
Post # 5
I just got a save the date via email the other day for a June 25 wedding. I say do it if you want to. If not a physical piece of mail then paperless post or something so people could know to save the date!
Post # 6
If you want to, yes, go for it! I would. Like someone here said, people enjoy receiving mail.
Post # 7
Definitely send. The more notice the better and I think the timing is perfect.
Post # 8
Do you have a lot of out of town guests? If so, I would send one. Otherwise I don’t think it’s necessary!
Post # 9
If you’re sending save the dates, I would do it via Paperless Post, or just spread the word verbally and send your invitations in a month or two. TBH, four months out is really, really late to send save the dates…most timeline guides I read said that six months prior is the absolute latest to send them out. It makes more sense to me to just wait and send invitations out shortly. Also, I would be prepared for quite a few declines, since 7/23 is during prime wedding season (I can think of three different people in my wider circle of acquaintances who are getting married on that day), and many people have already committed to something else on that date.