(Closed) When are you sending out Save the Dates?

posted 6 years ago in September 2013
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’m getting married about a month before you — we just ordered ours through VistaPrint and are hoping to send them out right before Christmas.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

We got engaged in May and still haven’t done our engagement photos – we were supposed to do them at the beginning of Nov, but Hurricane Sandy ruined that. We are planning on doing them in the next few weeks and using a photo for the save the date. We hope to send the save the dates out in mid-January – abount 9 months before the wedding. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

i sent out my save the dates 10 months in advance, just because 99% of our guests are traveling from out of state.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

When you send STD’s all depends on how far into planning you are…do you have the venue and guest list pinned down? You can’t send until you have those things checked off your list first. If it’s going to be a “destination wedding” for some/all of the invitees, the STD’s should go about 8-10 months before the wedding. If there’s no travel involved for most people, then 6 months is usually a good timeframe.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

We got engaged in May and took engagement pics in July (FSIL is a wedding photographer and did them early). Just made save the dates online and I am supposed to get them Dec 17. Planning to send them out in early January. We have about 40% out of state guests.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I may not send them out. If I do I say march is a good time

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@odelly:  That sounds reasonable…plenty of time.

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

We just ordered ours and are planning to send them out in January.  We have a lot of out of town guest and want to give them enough time.  

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@AmyFarrahFowler:  It’s like looking in a mirror! Almost the same date, engaged in May, Sandy put the printer out of work for four days so I couldn’t send the cards out in early/mid November.

I’m waiting until January to mail ours now; I don’t want the save the date to get lost in the holiday shuffle.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

I’m thinking some time in February.

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Hello Bees!

We are sending out our Save the Dates before Christmas! They came in the mail 2wks ago & I cannot wait for our guests to see them! 

Post # 16
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

we just got inegaged in November so we are thinking of doing the engagement photos in march so that we can have the save the dates mailed by May.

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