When to send your Save the Date cards

You’ve got engaged and now it’s time to let your guests know the date and let them plan for your big day. It may seem like you have a long time to plan but suddenly you are a few weeks away from your wedding, yikes!!! It’s important to work on a timeline to make sure everything falls into place so your next question may be “when should I send my Save the Date cards”? The answer depends on what kind of wedding you are having. From our experience, there are two types of weddings that differentiate when the save the dates are sent. The first is a home wedding when your wedding is local and most of your guests are people from close by, and the second is a destination wedding where most of your guests need to travel to the location.

When you are having a home wedding you can be flexible and you don’t need to rush so between six to eight months is perfect.

But for a destination wedding where most of your guests are travelling to get there, it is very important to consider when you are sending your Save the Dates. You want to make sure your guests have enough time to plan their schedules and save money to book plane tickets and accommodations. We suggest sending out your Save the Dates eight to twelve months before your wedding date.

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