Post # 1
My Fiance and I recently booked our photographer for our wedding on June 6 2015. Engagement photos are part of the wedding package we chose but the soonest we can take them would be the end of august (photographer is booked until then). We’re planning to have her make our STD’s as well since she makes some really nice ones. I’m just wondering when would it be appropriate to send out STD’s? I was thinking sometime in October would be a reasonable time frame idea based on how long it would take to get the STD’s made. Is this too late or about right timing wise? I could use some advice! None of our friends who got married used STD’s, but we are planning a larger wedding and literally all the family on my side will have to fly in so I want to make sure they know the date early on to be prepared.
Post # 2
Our wedding date is also 6/6/15 (yay!) and we’re sending out Save-The-Date Cards 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
I’ve heard 8 months prior but that’s for destination weddings
Post # 4
Our wedding is in April 2015 and we’re sending out our Save-The-Date Cards 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
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
Post # 6
I jumped the gun.. I just sent my Save-The-Date Cards 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 Save-The-Date Cards 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 # 7
Sara1923: Did you include information about lodging on your STD’s? There’s only one hotel within 20-30 miles of where our wedding will be. We’re actually having our wedding on the hotel’s property outdoors overlooking the lake, they told us if our wedding guests booked all their rooms we could have use of their land for the ceremony all day free of charge. They only have around 30 rooms total so do you think on my STD’s I should provide information about lodging? I suppose the only other option really nearby to our wedding would be the state park and people could rent cabins or go camping if they like (we both have some ourdoorsy family so you never know I suppose). I wasn’t sure if lodging info is something I should only put on the actual invite or if I should put it on the STD as well.
Post # 8
crisy003: Sorry I forgot to add one more step of the process.. I made sure to get our wedding website done before doing the Save-The-Date Cards. 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
crisy003: We sent our Save-The-Date Cards 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
- Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island
Our Save-The-Date Cards 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 Save-The-Date Cards, 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
crisy003: I sent mine out 7 months prior