(Closed) When to send Save the Dates, Invites?

posted 10 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
7052 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I have a friend marrying in february in FL for a destination wedding and I should be getting a heads’ up asap as soon as they have their hotel room blocks done.   Any day now on those.  I’d really have preferred 6 mos if possible though for the destination wedding (at disney world).

 but I think 3 mos is good for invitation window. 

If we’re engaged that long, I will try to have STD’s sent out at least by 6 mos before.  Will send out invitations 2-3 mos. ahead.    


Post # 4
1379 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I plan to send mine 1 year in advance … we have a lot of out of town guests as well. I think that one year in advance is plenty of time because people can’t book flights more than a year before you fly.  We also plan on making a play on words and some how incorporating "one year from now" … If you are really concerned about people making plans I think an Email save the date with the website link in it could be worthwhile for you — and then another real save the date 12 months before.

Good luck! 

Post # 5
484 posts
Helper bee

A year before is an appropriate time for  STD that involves international travel. Anything sooner and you risk people losing it or forgetting. If your Fiance is that concerned I would alert the most important people via email and let them now that proper Save-The-Date Cards will arrive a year out.

Have fun!

Post # 6
398 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

My Fiance and I are having a destination wedding in Feb 09, where all guest must travel.

We sent out our Save-The-Date Cards in Feb 08, which included the website address. 

Since then we have sent emails with information regarding blocks of rooms, airline tickets, and things to do.

Invitations will be going out 2 months in advance. An intinerary of the weekend (as we are having events on Friday evening, the wedding on saturday and a brunch on sunday) to those who reply in favor of attending as soon as we recieve the reply card.

 Hope that helps!

 Good Luck!

Post # 7
216 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I’m sending our STD’s next month for my August 2009 wedding (9 months in advance)  We have a lot of international guests as well, so I wanted to give them tons of advanced notice. 

 I’ll also be sending out my invites 3.5 months in advance (seems like alot, but I have a short b-list of guests that I’d like to invite if I am able to, so will need a bit of time to maneuver that)


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