(Closed) When to send Save-The-Dates?

posted 9 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
822 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

i sent mine out about a year in advance but i had a venue and a date booked.  i felt that since it was semi-destination, it was good to send them out early.  i’m freaking out right now because i feel i should have my invites sent out but i don’t have all the information to complete the invites yet.


Post # 4
4801 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I sent mine 11 months before my wedding date.  I don’t think it’s too early to send them now, especially since guests will want to book their vacation time, plan their trips, and will want some time to decide whether they can feasibly come.

Post # 5
606 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I sent mine out about 10 months in advance.  I don’t think 12 months is too early at all, but I wouldn’t send them out until you have a firm date. People can’t really plan for something when they don’t know the date.  

Post # 6
1576 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I agree with the previous poster.  Don’t send out anything until you’re booked & have a definite date.  You may want to let ppl know by word of mouth that you’re planning on February of next year, but I wouldn’t send out anything by mail until you have a specific date.  We sent out our save the dates last week, which is about 8.5 months in advance.  But most (if not all, lol) of our guests already knew our date… we just used the STD as a way to get more info about booking rooms/flights to everyone.

Post # 7
2819 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

We’re sending ours out a year in advance because basically all of our guests are Out of Town. BUT we have a specific date.

I would maybe send an STD email out a year in advance (there are some nice templates available online! you could even go with something from “somEcards” if you & your FH have a great sense of humour), and then send out paper STDs once you have a firm date (6-8 months is the usual time, I think).

Post # 8
1643 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

I sent my STD cards 8 months in advance.  At the time we had a date, and rough location (Manhattan – NY) so just sent that information out.  The feedback I got was that it was enough information for people to start looking at holiday dates / flights etc.

So my advice would be – set a date and location even it is just narrowed down to the  city / town and then send you STDs

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