(Closed) When to send out Save the dates

posted 6 years ago in Paper
Post # 2
2622 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - Hogarths, Solihull

I’ve been told 12 months for STDs and then 4 months for formal invitations.

It gives people plenty of time to book holiday from work or save up then ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Post # 3
1837 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

We’re doing ours around 7 months and I think even that is a little early. 

Post # 4
628 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

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janedw:  Can’t answer your question (still a waiting woman hehe) but just wanted to say CONGRATS to a fellow Ontarian! Burly hometowner here! ๐Ÿ™‚ Are you heading up north for your wedding?

Post # 5
4807 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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janedw:   As soon as you know the date, hotel and venue – that gives people time to save up and to make a reservation in your hotel block.   ๐Ÿ™‚   Happy planning!!

Post # 6
528 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2016 - Long Island, NY

Our wedding is July 30, and I sent out my STD on Tuesday morning. It’s about 8 months before the wedding. My invitation lady told me when I went to see her about a month ago that 6-8 months is standard, but since summer is popular she would send them out earlier rather than later so I did 8 months. We will be sending out our invitations about 2-3 months in advance of the wedding, probably around the middle of May.

Post # 7
194 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

I am sending my save the date cards next week to give my guests a year notice since our wedding is in the middle of the holiday season.  I think early notice is better so people can plan, especially out of town guests.

Post # 8
514 posts
Busy bee

I am sending ours 10 months before, and the invites 4 months before ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Post # 9
1124 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2016 - A View West

our wedding is June 11, 2016 and I am sending our STD’S out by January 31st and the invitations by April 1st..so a good 4 months for the STD’S and 2 for wedding. But our family has know the date for a while so i think 4 months is plenty of time.

Post # 10
6938 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2016

Send the Save The Dates at least 6 months beforehand, otherwise they’re kind of pointless. We sent ours about 10 months ahead of time, though it was for a destination wedding. I included our website on them which had all the hotel info and whatnot. 

As far as invitations…I was going to send mine 4 months ahead of time and everyone on the Bee told me that was definitely too early. So I’d say 3 months. They say give people 6-8 weeks to rsvp. 

Post # 11
1582 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

We’re doing ours in January for an October 30th wedding, so 10 months. I want to have hotel info ready and set up a wedding website first so there is useful info to send out beyond the date, and we simply haven’t gotten that far yet. I see no point is sending them before Christmas because they will get lost in the holiday flutter of mail and I doubt anyone will look into it until January anyway. But most of our guests will be traveling/OOT so we want to give plenty of notice. 

We are letting people know the date by word of mouth already, though!

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