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When to send Save the Date?

Mon Jul 30, 2012 2:36 pm

Hi All,
I am just wondering when is it time to send out Save the Dates for our Wedding day?

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Re: When to send Save the Date?

Mon Jul 30, 2012 3:05 pm

Thank you very much. I was thinking that we should send ours at ASAP as many people are asking when our Wedding is.
 
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Re: When to send Save the Date?

Mon Jul 30, 2012 3:08 pm

I sent ours out 10 months in advance (we only have a 12 month engagment period).
 
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Re: When to send Save the Date?

Mon Jul 30, 2012 3:41 pm

sent ours 9 months out as I had to wait till after my sisters wedding
 
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Re: When to send Save the Date?

Mon Jul 30, 2012 7:42 pm

I plan to send ours out around June next year, which will be 12 months out and leaves me with 10 months to actually do them haha.
 
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Re: When to send Save the Date?

Mon Jul 30, 2012 7:45 pm

Ours went out four and a half months out, but we were only engaged for 5 months and it took us two weeks to set the date.
I think 12 months out isn't a bad thing, especially if there's any travel needed. If it's just somewhere local and people don't need to worry about accommodation or flights I think 6-8 months is plenty of time. We found even though we sent STDs people were still asking two months later when it was, it can get forgotten if it's too far out.
 
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Re: When to send Save the Date?

Mon Jul 30, 2012 7:54 pm

^^This, I forgot to mention that most of my family is in New Zealand which is why I'll be sending them out so early :)
 
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Re: When to send Save the Date?

Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:00 pm

We sent ours out 5 months before the wedding, also we had a 6 month engagement so that was why.
 
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Re: When to send Save the Date?

Tue Jul 31, 2012 1:27 am

We sent ours out 9 months before, which has now come back to bite me in the butt with certain people trying to put a stop to our destination wedding plans :(
 
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Re: When to send Save the Date?

Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:14 pm

Our wedding is in Israel and I am ordering the save the dates as soon as we lock down the venue (hopefully the next couple of weeks) - we're planning on June 9 2013 so I want them out by September 9th 2012 to give people 9 months notice. I think with destination wedding it really is the earlier the better. If we weren't having the wedding overseas I am not certain I'd bother with them, to be honest. I think 6 months is plenty of notice for a local wedding.
 
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Re: When to send Save the Date?

Wed Oct 03, 2012 9:05 am

I'll be ordering and posting our save the dates as soon as we can secure a date (18 months before the day) and then sending out the invites 8months or so before the wedding. My FH's family and friends will be traveling from Sydney and a lot of his family have small kids and on a tight budget. We'd hate for them to miss the day so we're giving them as much notice as possible to save
 
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Re: When to send Save the Date?

Wed Oct 03, 2012 9:45 am

I actually sent mine with the invites :D :oops: they had magnets to put on their fridge so it was kind of a reminder to send the rsvp back too
 
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Re: When to send Save the Date?

Wed Dec 05, 2012 9:17 pm

We have a lot of overseas guests so wanted to give them as much notice as possible, but waited until the 11 month mark. In Feb 2012 there were a few occasions where I mentioned to someone in an email that we were getting married in March 2013, and they replied "Oh wow, March? That's only a few weeks away!! I don't think I'll be able to get a flight in time!" I even said something about how we had more than a year to plan the wedding, but I guess some people don't read emails too carefully! So we waited until April to make sure there would be no confusion over which March we were talking about :P
 
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Re: When to send Save the Date?

Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:12 am

We will be posting them 6 months before the wedding. Might not me long enough but we only just decided where in the world we wanted to get married, then waiting til after Xmas.
Is that too little time? It's within Australia.
 
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Re: When to send Save the Date?

Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:33 pm

We sent ours around the 6 month mark. We're having alot of family and friends travelling from overseas and interstate so figured they'd appreciate an early heads up
 
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Re: When to send Save the Date?

Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:26 pm

I posted mine around 12 months prior, with a magnet on the back so they could stick on the fridge.
Most people have appreciated this and actually taken the time to plan their finances, one other couple not so much...
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