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When to send out STD?

Thu Jan 13, 2011 1:44 pm

Hey all!

Just a quick question. When should we send our Save the Date cards out? We have a lot of family coming from all different states so they may need to book accomodation, so I don't want to leave it so late that they can't find anything! What would be the best time? I was thinking 8 months?
 
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Re: When to send out STD?

Thu Jan 13, 2011 1:46 pm

It was about 8 months for us too from memory :D
 
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Re: When to send out STD?

Thu Jan 13, 2011 1:48 pm

I sent ours approx 11.5 months in advance, which worked pretty well for our guests.
 
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Re: When to send out STD?

Thu Jan 13, 2011 2:16 pm

We sent ours approx 11 months before (wedding is on a long weekend, in an area that attracts plenty of tourists) and most booked accommodation at the venue or near-by straight away!!
 
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Re: When to send out STD?

Thu Jan 13, 2011 2:52 pm

Yes I am sending ours say 8 - 10 months in advance.
 
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Re: When to send out STD?

Thu Jan 13, 2011 3:40 pm

I think ours were about 11 - 12 months in advance, for the same reason - we knew lots of people would be booking accommodation.
 
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Re: When to send out STD?

Thu Jan 13, 2011 4:22 pm

I was thinking 6months, any longer and I think they forget
 
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Re: When to send out STD?

Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:27 pm

We sent ours about 11months before. A lot were coming from interstate so it gave notice and time to book accommodation and flights.
 
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Re: When to send out STD?

Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:30 pm

Summer_bride wrote:
I was thinking 6months, any longer and I think they forget


We made ours as a small, business card sized magnet, so almost everyone we saw had put it on their fridge, so I don't think they forgot. We had no issues of that anyway, all of our guests who had wanted to come had organised their flights and accomodation before we sent the invites, so I guess it worked for us! I think it does depend on your guests though.
 
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Re: When to send out STD?

Sat Jan 15, 2011 12:21 am

I'm still getting used to the 'wedding' lingo. i was terrified when i read the topic header..... :D

WE didn't send out Save the Dates. I sent a message on facebook as soon as we'd set the date to all the friends/family who were on there and either rang or passed the message through word-of-mouth to everyone else. We're on a tight budget so it wasn't a cost i could justify when i can do the same thing in 5 mins on facebook and then spend about $5 on phone calls. it might have been nice, but too many $$'s and not enough time to make it myself.
 
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Re: When to send out STD?

Sat Jan 15, 2011 8:32 am

I sent my STD's about 18 months before our date because we work in a business that needs planning 12 months in advance.
I say send them any time you want you just need to remember Invites go out almost 3 months before the wedding so don't send them any closer then 6 months out cause it will be a waste of money!
 
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Re: When to send out STD?

Sat Jan 15, 2011 9:22 am

We sent ours out with just over a year to go...

I agree with abbie - it's a waste if you send them only a few months before!

Personally, I'd send yours now :)
 
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Re: When to send out STD?

Sat Jan 15, 2011 1:41 pm

I agree with Dan about people not forgetting. We had magnet strips on the back so everyone had them on their fridges so people didn't forget. I'm pretty sure we're still on heaps of fridges actually :e_think:
 
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Re: When to send out STD?

Sat Jan 15, 2011 5:22 pm

I would send them out as soon as you have booked and confirmed your date. We did this and it ended up being about 7 months before (8 month engagement). The magnets are a great idea that way no one can forget them.
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