(Closed) When do I send save-the-dates?

posted 11 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
1568 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

I’d go with January. Our wedding was in July and we sent our STDs in late January. Ours was also a destination wedding for most guests. I agree that sending them in December is a bad idea, and the same probably goes for November.

Post # 4
65 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Our wedding is a week before yours. We are sending our save the dates, with everyone’s Christmas cards. Everyone knows this so that they shouldn’t get lost. It saves on postage to send the card and coasters (Save the Dates) in the same envelope.

So our Save the Dates will be sitting on the tables. I am not sure what your Save the Dates are, i.e. magnets, postcards, etc. So we are doing it this way to save postage. We are already sending xmas cards, why not send the coasters then also.


Post # 5
2054 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I would send them at the very beginning of January at the latest…but i think that it would be fine to send them out during holiday season…I dont think they will get lost in all the craziness!

Post # 6
9048 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

We put our wedding save the dates IN the Christmas cards we sent out.  If it was an issue of getting lost in the shuffle I never heard about it.

Post # 7
2057 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Our wedding date is Halloween and we sent our STD’s at the end of February.  90% of our guests are traveling so it was very important that we let them know the date at the earliest – – If I was in your position I would send the STD’s in November, you’re having a summer wedding and travel prices are higher during the summer months!

Post # 8
11 posts
  • Wedding: July 2011

I would say the earlier the better; you could never have too much notice, especially if you have to save up to travel somewhere. 

I’m getting married next July, but since it’s a busy time for weddings and vacations, I sent out my save-the-dates this past July/August.  This worked out really well because we have guests coming in from Europe who already had to take their vacation time off for next year!

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