Post # 1
I’m getting married July 2017 and will be taking our engagement photos this week. Save the dates are on my mind and I’m trying to figure out the best time to send them. I have an average amount of out of town guests and I was thinking that 7-8 months before the wedding would be perfect, but that puts me at sending them out in November – Decemeber. I’ve heard people strongly advise sending anything out during the holidays and I can see why, so I’m not sure I would feel comfortable sending them out in November or December.
My question is, if not during the holidays, when should I send my save the dates? I’m afraid October would be too early (9 months out) and during January there would still be an after holiday mail rush.
Post # 2
In your situation I would do October or early November. My personal preference is to receive them early for summer weddings so it’s in the back of my head when booking vacations.
Post # 3
I think October would be fine.
Post # 4
Good point! Didn’t think about that.
Post # 5
- Wedding: April 2017 - Valleybrook Country Club
I would send them the end of October. I just sent mine out a week ago for my April wedding, so october would be perfectly fine!
Post # 6
Mine’s a weekday july wedding right at the end of school terms, we’re sending ours at the end of this month just to give people more than enough notice with holidays etc.
Post # 7
I don’t think it’s ever too early to send out save the dates. Like PP said, since your wedding is in the summer, you want people to know your date as soon as possible so they don’t plan a vacation during it. My wedding is in June 2017 and I’m in the process of planning engagement photos. I think I’m going to get my save the dates out pretty quickly after that.
Post # 8
I am getting married in May 2017 and plan on sending my STD’s out in November 2016, exactly 6 months prior.
Post # 9
I’m getting married June 2 and sending mine out beginning of september. People have been asking me the date non stop since I got engaged and wanting to put it on their calendar so I figured the sooner the better!