Jazzmin Collins
Jazzmin Collins 29 Aug 2017

Me and my partner are planning on getting married July 2020 we're going to...

Me and my partner are planning on getting married July 2020 we're going to the venue next month to pick a date I was just wondering when you all think the best time would be to send out save the dates

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UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 29 Aug 2017

Save the dates about a year before. Actual invites maybe like 4-6 months before

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 29 Aug 2017

I sent my save the dates a year before to arrive on the date of our marriage x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 29 Aug 2017

Is the save date thing new? When i got married 33 yrs ago we just sent out invitations a few months before wedding.

Rachael Cass
Rachael Cass 29 Aug 2017

We are getting married in May 2019 and are sending the save the dates now. Reason being is it is in Italy so we want to give people warning

Lucy Lewis
Lucy Lewis 29 Aug 2017

Hi I don't see the point in sending them if you are sending invitations :)

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 29 Aug 2017

I'm November 2019 and I'm sending mine out a year before then invites 6 months before x

Lisa Keenan
Lisa Keenan 29 Aug 2017

I'd say about a year to 18 months in advance. We're getting married in May 2019 and are planning to send ours around January, but that's because we have lots of guests coming from far away, many of who will need to fly so they need LOTS of notice as well as a physical reminder of the date!

Gina Cooper
Gina Cooper 29 Aug 2017

Exactly year before x

Frances Whiteley
Frances Whiteley 29 Aug 2017

Were getting married 2020 we were going to send ours about a year before hand

Ellen Blossom
Ellen Blossom 29 Aug 2017

We're also a July 2020 wedding and we're sending ours out at the end of the year. It's personal choice really but I'm too excited to wait (plus we have family and friends scattered). Xx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 29 Aug 2017

weve just planned ours for may2019 and people already cant make it so im sending mine out ASAP its not the full invitation but at least people will know

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 29 Aug 2017

We are sending ours this week and getting married on the 27th August 2018

Dee Seaton
Dee Seaton 29 Aug 2017

We are getting married Aug 2020 and think we will only send save the dates to those abroad ( we have done a lot of Woek overseas so have a lot of friends who will need to book flights) just so they can organise travel in advance and then send invites closer to the time

Bethan Roberts
Bethan Roberts 29 Aug 2017

We get married 2019 and we're not sending save the dates as we have just told all the family but if we were going too I'd send them 18 months before x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 29 Aug 2017

We booked april2017 for April 2019 we sent save the dates to our guests about june2017

Emily Vincent
Emily V 29 Aug 2017

We sent our approx 18 months before and then invites 12 months later 6 months before. It has worked. everyone who we sent a STD to is coming other than for other reasons.. health and travel etc.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 29 Aug 2017

9-12 months before or people just lose them and things change x

Hollie Johnstone
Hollie Johnstone 29 Aug 2017

A year before and then invites 6 months before x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 29 Aug 2017

January 2020

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 29 Aug 2017

I get married September 2019 I'm sending my save the dates around August/September 2018 then sending invites 6 months before

Amy Taylor
Amy Taylor 29 Aug 2017

I'd do save the dates a year before so that if people need to book time off of work, they've got plenty of opportunity to do so and then invites out 4-6 months before

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 29 Aug 2017

I'm getting married March 2020 we are sending save the dates 18 months before and invites 12 months before. Just so there's nobody booking hols for then

Sarah Baker
Sarah Baker 29 Aug 2017

I sent save the date as soon as I booked my venue. 2.5years in advance to those being invited to the daytime..
I will be sending my invitations out 10months in advance for both day and evening guests :)

Leanne Eden
Leanne Eden 29 Aug 2017

I'm sending my save the dates next June so it 2 years in advance for me, and invites 7 months in advance and I'm June 2020 x

Gemma Julianne
Gemma Julianne 29 Aug 2017

Sooner the better if it's abroad. Gives people more time to save up.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 29 Aug 2017

No more than a year before. Otherwise, they are likely to get filed away and forgotton about or lost. People are unlikely to book accomodation, flights, time off work or their own holidays more than a year in advance. Plus, friendships and relationships change and so could your guest list.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 29 Aug 2017

I recommend downloading the bridebook app - totally free and gives great advice as to when to space things. We are planning May/June 2019 and the app advises December this year for us

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 29 Aug 2017

We are getting married August bank holiday weekend 2019, I'll probably send the Save the Dates out about 18 months in advance, a bit sooner for a couple of guests who live abroad.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 29 Aug 2017

I wouldn't send out too far in advance otherwise the save the dates will get lost or forgotten... unless you have a save the date magnet that can be put on a fridge :) www.etsy.com/shop/jessharringtondesign

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