(Closed) When to send Save the Dates

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: When should I mail by STD's?
    With our Christmas cards : (2 votes)
    18 %
    Separately, 6 months prior to the wedding : (9 votes)
    82 %
    Other - explain below : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    4137 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    once you send std’s, your guest list is set in stone. have you figured out your entire budget? personally, i think december is a little early and would wait.

    Post # 5
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    7695 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    6 -8 months is typical for Save-The-Date Cards. I would say 8 months if you are planning a VERY Destination wedding (for example – out of the country) and 6 months for one that is not that far. Honestly if you send them out with Christmas cards they are more likely to get lost with other cards and people could forget about them. In addition, SO much could change in a year! Once you send those Save-The-Date Cards you have no wiggle room on your guest list!

    Post # 6
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    190 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I would wait to send them out seperately. Some will inevitably get lost with the large amount of Christmas cards that people receive. Plus, it is a big chance that things will change and you will want to make changes to your guest list or budget. Once you send a STD there is no going back. Also, unless you have booked vendors like photography, videography, florists, etc. the budget can change and you’ll want to have the option to make changes to the final count.

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