When should you send save the dates or invitations?

Chertoff told Insider that save-the-dates should not be sent any earlier than six months before the wedding invitations, which go out six to eight weeks before the wedding. That means the save-the-dates need to be sent around eight months before your wedding, at the latest.

How long does it take to get save the dates made?

When you place your paper products order, there is a turnaround time of 1-3 business days to be printed and shipped. Shipping can take 5-10 business days, but not to worry – you will see an estimated arrival time once you add your order to the cart.

How far in advance do you send wedding invitations?

six to eight weeks
Save the date cards can be sent out as early as a year from your wedding date. Invitations should be sent to your guests six to eight weeks in advance of your wedding. Invitations for destination weddings should be sent to your guests three months in advance of your wedding.

How do you tell people save the dates?

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Try sending them 3-4 months prior to local weddings, or 6-12 months before destination weddings. For your save the date wording, include the date and location of your wedding, the names of the happy couple, and the fact that a formal invitation will follow.

Do you put last names on save-the-dates?

Single guests can be addressed simply with their first and last names, or with a singular title, if preferred. If you’re extending an invitation for a plus one, add “and Guest” after their full name.

When should you send out save-the-dates for a holiday wedding?

Traditionally, that perfect timing is between six and eight months. However, if your wedding is on a holiday weekend or you’re planning a destination affair, you may want to give guests a bit more time by sending your save-the-dates between nine months to a year in advance.

Can you send a save the date by text?

With Save The Date app you can send your guests text message invitations and rsvp requests. We recommend that you use our iOS or Android app so you can choose your guests from you mobile phone contacts and send them the text message invitation.

Should save-the-dates have RSVP?

Unlike invitations, there’s no need to include RSVP cards with your Save the Dates. Guests aren’t expected to respond until they receive the invitation, although some may. DO add your wedding hashtag and wedding website.

Do I send save-the-dates to evening guests?

Save the dates are usually sent only to your day guests. This is to save any awkward situations from arising by ensuring your evening guests don’t assume they’re invited to the whole wedding day.

Should save-the-date have a picture?

Save the dates do not have to have a picture, and there are a ton of stylish options that don’t. But it can be a really fun way to show off your engagement pictures (or just some cute DIY photos of yourselves), and people love to put your smiling faces on their fridges.

Do save the dates have to have pictures?

Do Save the Dates have to have a picture? The simplest answer is: no. Although there are plenty of wedding etiquette do’s and don’ts that we often refer to, the most important rule of thumb to remember is that this is YOUR wedding. You should be able to choose to do whatever it is that floats your wedding boat.

Are save the dates and wedding invitations the same?

The biggest difference between save-the-date cards and wedding invitations is that the first is meant to put guests on notice, while the second acts as a formal invitation to the event. For that reason, save-the-dates are sent first — often months or even a year before the wedding date.

Do I have to send save the dates to everyone?

You should send your save-the-dates to anyone you want at your wedding. Even if you’ve already received verbal confirmations from certain guests, you should still send them a save-the-date (members of your wedding party, siblings and parents). Just remember: Only send it to those whom you definitely want to attend.

How many extra save the dates should I order?


Couples may receive conflicting advice on how many extra save the dates to order. We suggest ordering 5-10 more cards than you plan to send out. There are plenty of reasons why.

Is save-the-date only for weddings?

Save the Dates are not only used for weddings, but often other events, such as anniversaries, birthdays, bar mitzvahs (and bat mitzvahs), family reunions, and more.