SAVE THE DATE CARDS!!!????? HOW FAR AHEAD?

UUMMM I DONT KNOW EXACTLY WHEN I SHOULD SEND MY SAVE THE DATE CARDS TO MY GUEST?? MY WEDDING IS NEXT YEAR IN JUNE! WHEN IS A GOOD TIME TO SEND MY CARDS???

Posted on July 8, 2008 at 10:14 am
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mt51
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I heard that they should be sent 6-9 months before the wedding. My wedding is next May and I plan to send it in August. Most of my guests are from out of town so I have to send them early.

Posted on July 8, 2008 at 10:15 am
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It depends...are you having a lot of out of town guests?  If so, you may want to give them six months at least to plan.  If most of your guests are local, then they're not really necessary or if you just want people to get excited...then send them whenever you want! :)  My wedding is in October and I sent them at the beginning of April giving them six months.

Posted on July 8, 2008 at 10:15 am
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We sent ours 6 months in advance because the wedding is over Labor Day Weekend and we wanted to make sure people didn't plan anything for that day.

Posted on July 8, 2008 at 10:21 am
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OH OKAY THANK YOU!! AND YEA MOST OF MY GUEST ARE OUT OF TOWN! SO I GUESS ILL SEND THEM A FEW MONTHS BEFORE!!!! SO THEY CAN GET PREPARED AND EXCITED!!! CUZ I AM!!! :)

Posted on July 8, 2008 at 10:22 am
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When I originally researched this, I found an average of 6-8 months in advance.  Like Pinky, our date is during a Holiday weekend so we sent our save-the-dates approx 8 months in advance.

Posted on July 8, 2008 at 10:30 am
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i think as soon as you nail down a location and date it never hurts to send it out early.  i've gotten a few up to 1 year in advance.

Posted on July 8, 2008 at 10:31 am
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I’ve heard usual is 6 months.  My wedding is November 1st and I sent them out Mid June, about 4 months out.  I didn’t want to send out too early just because they might forget or misplace it, if it’s too early mind as well just send the invites.  4 months was good for me because 1-2 months later the invites are received, it kind gets them excited.


 


It’s your preference, usually if you have out of town guest it’s best to do it 6 months in advance if local I probably would send them at least 3-4+ months in advance.

Posted on July 8, 2008 at 11:05 am
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Yah, I would think the sooner the better if you want those people there AND you for sure know your date/ place!  They say earlier for summer weddings too. You could always get them and send them out to the people you know are FOR SURE going, we only sent 40 out (100 people for sure) Down the line if you figure out anymore 'for sures' you can send some more out...


We still have a few left- I think we ordered 50 or so.  They were mainly helpful for guests knowing the date to reserve hotel rooms~ Since our place books up completely in the summer.  They all got rooms taken care of... ohh and I think we sent them out 8-9 months before- haha but everyone already knew our date by then!


- HMM :)

Posted on July 8, 2008 at 11:36 am
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Same here - I sent out just to a few of them.  I am having 175 guests and I sent out 80. 

Posted on July 8, 2008 at 11:44 am
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My wedding is January 31st, 2009 and I am sending them out by the end of this month..


So about 6 months in advance, that way everyone can call off ahead of time if needed whether they are out of town or not. Some people will be really willing to help.. and the sooner they know about the wedding the sooner they can make sure they can be there!


 


Good luck! :)

Posted on July 15, 2008 at 3:32 pm
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we just sent ours out and our wedding is in april 2009.  we made magnets and we heard a lot of our fam and friends put them on their fridge so we don't think they will lose them... we sent out about a 100.

Posted on July 15, 2008 at 4:29 pm
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Is it ok to send them a year in advance???

Posted on July 15, 2008 at 4:42 pm

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