(Closed) When to send out save the dates?

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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539 posts
Busy bee

We sent ours out in March (7 months), and getting married in October. I think the 6-8 month mark is good.

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

We sent ours out at 6 months out. We have out of town guests also.

Post # 5
Hostess
16215 posts
Honey Beekeeper

@PrncssDva: Did you feel that gave your guests plenty of time? I’m struggling with this question now too.

Post # 6
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445 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’m planning on 8-9 months out. I’ve got a lot of time, but if my Out of Town quests are anything like me, they’ll have to book their paid time off well in advance! I know mine’s pretty much set by the 1st week of January which is why I’d like to get the Save the Dates sent around then. My friend who is getting married this October hasn’t sent any yet, but I think that might be waiting a little too long!

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

@Gemstone: Yes, everyone is just fine with this. I also have sent them a wedding map that I made on weddingmapper.com with hotels, etc around the venue so that they can begin to book their rooms.

@staceynrick: Is your friend even planning on sending Save the Dates? When does she plan on sending invites?

Post # 8
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Traditionally speaking, is customary to mail your save the dates four to six months in advance.  You certainly want to give your guests adequate notice, but you do not want them to receive a save the date so far in advance that they have time to misplace it, or forget about it.  However, as with many traditional rules of etiquette, this is merely a guideline, not a rule set in stone – it is always best to do what you are most comfortable with.

In some cases, it is recommended you mail your save the dates up to a year in advance, such as when your wedding is planned for a holiday weekend, if you are having a destination wedding, or if a lot of your guests will be traveling to your wedding.  It sounds to me that you are just being considerate of your guests, so by all means, mail your save the dates eight months in advance if that is what you feel comfortable with. After all, eight months is not that far off from the recommended six.

I actually wrote a blog article about save the date etiquette if you are interested, or if you have any other questions.

http://talk.lcipaper.com/2009/12/29/save-the-date-card-etiquette-all-you-need-to-know

 

 

 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’m probably going to send mine out around late September, early October since I have plenty of guests coming from around Canada and England but I’m also a paranoid bride and afraid if I wait any longer no one will be able to get here.

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

@cbcs520: Ok, sounds good. I didn’t feel like bothering with a website, so I made the map 🙂

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I have struggled with this too. I have guests coming from all over the world, so I may just have to send them in September if they are done by then.

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