(Closed) When to send save the dates for DW

posted 8 years ago in Paper
  • poll: If you were going to a DW, when would you want the STD?
    3 Months : (0 votes)
    6 Months : (6 votes)
    43 %
    10 months : (4 votes)
    29 %
    1 year + : (4 votes)
    29 %
  • Post # 3
    4137 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    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
    7587 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    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
    566 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    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
    2392 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    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 # 8
    9053 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    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 # 10
    759 posts
    Busy bee

    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. 

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