(Closed) When to send out save-the-dates?

posted 5 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
Member
4008 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

as soon as they are ready, I’d send them out. You’re getting pictures taken in April/May and it will take a bit to get them back and then printed/ready for actually being a Save the Date. As soon as you have them in hand, send them out.

Post # 5
Member
8696 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I thought it was about 8-9 months before unless it’s a destination wedding? I could be wrong. I know if I received something in May or June for an event an entire year later I wouldnt remember and would lose the STD.

ETA: I just sent mine 2 weeks ago and my wedding is in September.

Post # 6
Member
8696 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I just googled, “when to send save the dates,” and FIVE different websites all said 4-6 months prior unless it is a destination or holiday weekend wedding. My wedding is Labor Day weekend. I think 4 months is pointless bc you can send invites 2 months later. Sometimes I just ignore etiquette! Haha

Post # 7
Member
3569 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I think it depends. I think for out of town guest who have to arrange transporation, take a day off work, that it’s best to do it as early as possible. I spread the word once we sent a date and found a venue, sent out our save the dates eight months out. 60 percent of our guest are from oot, although a lot of them are a few hours driving distance.

Post # 8
Member
23 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2013

We sent ours in early January for a late August wedding, so about 8 months in advance.  I was keen to get them out as our wedding is on a holiday weekend, but I think anything less than a year in advance is probably fine (and some people may have special reasons for sending them earlier like a destination wedding).

Post # 9
Member
1548 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’d say about 8-9 months before. Its great if you have everything all ready to go, then you can just pop them in the mail when the time comes. If you send them out too early, people may forget about it. 

Post # 10
Member
4663 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I think 9 months is good!

The topic ‘When to send out save-the-dates?’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors