Post # 1
I am in the process of completing our save the dates for our wedding and will probably be able to finish them by the end of Feb or so. That will be about a year out from our wedding. Since we are having a Destination Wedding I want people to be able to start saving money if they want to go.
Ideally, when do you think would be a good time to send them out to let people know these are our concrete plans? I know if I were a guest a year would be awesome notice, so I could start saving! But I’m not sure on the ettiquite.
What do yall think?
Post # 3
i don’t know of any etiquette regarding Save-The-Date Cards. the only thing to be aware of is that once you send Save-The-Date Cards, you can’t remove anyone from your guest list. if you send them out too far ahead, you might realize you need to cut the budget later or some friendships might fall away. just something to think about!
i would send them out 10 months ahead.
Post # 4
I would say a year is good. I would need to be able to plan or re-plan vacations. For a good friend we would probably switch around our vacation plans for the next year. Darling Husband and I try to plan all of our vacations a year in advance for work purposes and financial savings as well.
Post # 5
I’d say 11 months. That would give your guests enough time to plan for it. Over a year out and people may not realize what year your wedding is. They may think it was for this year and not next year.
Post # 6
I think a little less than a year (9-12 month) is good if you want to give people a lot of lead time. That way they can save / plan out vacation days / etc but if it’s more than a year out I think people might see it as being so far away that they put off doing anything about it.
Post # 7
@kitzy: Ohhh I didnt think about that! Good point. Hopefully I will be able to keep my friendships intact come wedding time lol
Post # 8
I think it depends what your plan for the STD’s. If you’ve pretty much talked up the wedding and made sure everybody that you want to come knows the date well in advance, and the STD’s are just a chance to get to send out some cute paper (not that there’s anything wrong with that, I love cute paper) and give actual details, or refer to a website about booking hotels etc, then you could send them out 6 monts in advance.
If you’re trying to keep things under wraps, and your STD’s are actually NEWS, then they should go out probably 10 months in advance.
If that even makes sense…
Post # 9
@SapphireSun: Yeah that makes sense. We have family all over the US so most of them know our plans, but they dont know for sure that we have a deposit booked and are actually doing it. lol…Plus I really wanna send out cute paper hehe
Post # 10
I say around a little less than a year maybe 9 or 10 months. As a guest I would need to save up in order to travel to a Destination Wedding and pay for lodging, etc.