(Closed) When to send Save the Dates?

posted 5 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 2
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom

I sent mine the day I booked my venue (thus, settling the date). It’s never too early!

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

We sent our save the dates out in early December (our wedding was in May). I wanted to send out Christmas save the dates. It was super cute! Said something like Merry, Merry and Getting Married… 🙂 I agree with PP. It’s never too early!

Post # 4
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Helper bee

Not sure. Our wedding is in June and we have already ordered our save the dates and have them in our possession but aren’t sure when we need to send them by.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

We sent ours out this week, and our wedding is in June, so just a bit longer than eight months out. I think it would be fine to send them earlier if you want. People won’t care! I was actually planning to send them earlier but we just didn’t get the website up until now.

Post # 6
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Helper bee

We are getting married in April, and will be sending out our stds by the middle of this month. (that gives us six months) We do have a lot of out of town guests. 

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

10 months is kinda far if your wedding doesn’t involve travel for most of your guests.  People may lose or forget them anyway.  4-6 months is probably going to be sufficient for you!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I think save the dates should go out as soon as possible, just in case people are picking days to travel, ect. while the invitations should go out later with all the details about 4-5 months before the date? 

That way it’s a reminder and a clarifier of all the details 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee

Weve already received complaints from family that ours havent gone out yet and we are still 11/10 months from the wedding! Everyone said they expected them at the year mark even though ive only ever heard 9 months on here. I think 10 months out is a good time so we will be sending ours soon. 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2016 - Miami

We sent ours about 7 months out. Most of our guests are local, but we’re having it at a beautiful resort in town and are encouraging people to stay a night to enjoy the weekend there. Not pressuring people of course, but we wanted to make sure those who wanted to had enough of a heads up.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

We sent ours out at the end of December for our August wedding. Many employers require all vacation requests to be in by the end of January and we had lots of guests travelling from the other side of the country.

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2016

We are getting married at the end of August next year and we sent ours out this week. I think that anytime within a year before the wedding is fine! And if it’s going to save you some stress in the long run- go for it and get them done now! One less thing to worry about down the road😄

Post # 14
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Sugar bee

We are getting married in June, and my goal is to send them out by the beginning of December (so six months out). We have already verbally told most people the date and location, so most of our friends won’t even really need a Save the Date card, but it’s a nice formality.

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