(Closed) When do you send out STD's??

posted 3 years ago in Logistics
Post # 2
2227 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Our wedding date is also 6/6/15 (yay!) and we’re sending out STDs in September. I think October is totally reasonable, but like 75% of our guest list is coming in from out of town, so we want to give everyone as much notice as possible.

Post # 3
2730 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I’ve heard 8 months prior but that’s for destination weddings

Post # 4
47 posts
  • Wedding: April 2015

Our wedding is in April 2015 and we’re sending out our STDs soon– about 9 months in advance.  It’s a little early but I want to give as much notice as possible for people who will be traveling.  I say sending them in September/October is totally fine. 

Post # 5
3035 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

crisy003:  We sent out ours in Jan 2014 for a Sept 2014 wedding

We are having a friday wedding so we wanted people to have extra notice

EDIT Took out the rest of my comment- i read your date wrong! Sorry!

I say Dec 2014-Jan2015 will be good timing


  • This reply was modified 3 years, 2 months ago by  Boxerlover24.
Post # 6
377 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I jumped the gun.. I just sent my STDs a week ago for our May 22, 2015 wedding. Our families live in different states so we are having the wedding where we live since it is a close halfway point for everyone. Its a Friday and Memorial day weekend so I figured as soon as we had the venue getting the block of rooms and STDs sent was the next step. If anything, I would say to allow the people who might be flying to have a chance to book their flights 6 months out. I would say 6-8 is a good timeframe for what you have discussed.

Post # 8
377 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015


crisy003: Sorry I forgot to add one more step of the process.. I made sure to get our wedding website done before doing the STDs. I put the lodging info on the website and then on the STD’s put Please visit our website for more information and listed our website address. I looked through a couple different sites and ended up using the knot because it was easy to navigate, free, and allowed me to delete sections that I didn’t want.

Post # 9
1410 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

crisy003:  We sent our STDs out in May for our January 2015 wedding. It’s near the holidays and a lot of guests will be travelling, so we wanted to give as much notice as possible.

Post # 10
3343 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

Our STDs were sent somewhere between 9-12 months before the wedding (I can’t remember).  I think that’s the normal timeframe.  Ours were very simple and meant only to be cute and share the news that we’re engaged and picked a date.

I think lodging information is really premature for STDs, even in your scenario.  You can create a wedding website and put this information on it or send out your invitations early (3-4 months before the wedding) to ensure they book their accommodations in time.

Post # 11
6554 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

crisy003:  I sent mine out 7 months prior 

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