Vicky Swallow
Vicky Swallow 24 Jan 2018

Are save the dates relevant or waste of money? What is everyone's views?

Are save the dates relevant or waste of money? What is everyone's views?

65 Comments
Kelly Alford
Kelly Alford 24 Jan 2018

I probably won't bother. I'm not going to know the date until I've booked the venue anyway. So I'm thinking I'll just get the invites sent out.

Lucy Lewis
Lucy Lewis 24 Jan 2018

Hi I don't want to have them but my Fiance does. I think they are a waste of money :)

Dianne Few
Dianne Few 24 Jan 2018

I guess it depends on how far ahead you have booked your venue. when I wrote all the Christmas cards this last year I popped a note into those cards that were going to get an invite. This gave them 4 months to let me know whether they were not going to be available and the invites go in the post this weekend (Eeeek)

Rhian Priest-Dibben
Rhian Priest-Dibben 24 Jan 2018

I wasn't but my invite cost was including save the dates

Lauren Hayes
Lauren Hayes 24 Jan 2018

I think it’s always the couples preference. We chose not to send out save the dates as the people that need to know when we are getting married already do and will also get an invitation nearer the time😄

Shakira Badwal
Shakira Badwal 24 Jan 2018

We didn't send save the dates as we just told everyone. If they're invited to your wedding then surely you have regular contact with them to tell them to jot the date down..waste of money in my opinion. X

Charlotte Grant
Charlotte Grant 24 Jan 2018

People will make sure that they are at your wedding if they want to go, I wouldn't bother :)

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 24 Jan 2018

Im not bothering with save the dates people know when my wedding is coz I ain't stopped talking about it since I booked it

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 24 Jan 2018

Waste of money xx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 24 Jan 2018

weve done save the dates, were getting married on a friday so it gives people a chance to book the day off work and so on!

Laura Shindler
Laura Shindler 24 Jan 2018

We sent them just because we were having our wedding abroad. We sent them via paperless post and were too expensive

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 24 Jan 2018

I've sent then we are having our wedding in July 19 lots of people book holidays and travel work away ect I felt that if we gave them more than 6 months notice they'll be more able to plan and attend. X

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 24 Jan 2018

We sent ours So they arrived on the date a year before we got married. Ours didn't cost the earth. Just kept them simple x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 24 Jan 2018

We sent them because most of our guests had quite a journey, and it was also on a Sunday so a lot of people needed to make arrangements for if they wanted to stay over. I made them myself so it didn't cost too much. It also meant all of our guests were well prepared for the main invites with the rsvp

Emma Kingsland
Emma Kingsland 24 Jan 2018

We sent them because I wanted to take my time on the invites and not rush them. To find the right design and also the timings for the day, we didn’t have that info right away and I wanted to make sure the date was saved. The rest of the details were to follow in the invites. X

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 24 Jan 2018

We didn't and I'm pleased as things can change In 2 years - 18 months - people I would have wanted when we first set the date are not the same as the ones I've invited !

Lindsay Crone
Lindsay Crone 24 Jan 2018

I decided to have them and made my own. Just made something really simple but lovely on the laptop, printed them and now ready to post x

Michelle Palmer
Michelle Palmer 24 Jan 2018

We nearly didn’t, but then got 100 personalised ones off eBay for around £6 so thought why not!!

If your getting married soon I don’t see a point, but if it’s next year or something it’s probably a good idea 🙂

Anita O'Sullivan
Anita O'Sullivan 24 Jan 2018

We sent them but we’re getting married right at the start of the school summer holidays xx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 24 Jan 2018

I made my own and it was virtually free. I sent them out in Christmas cards to save postage. I wasn't going to bother but people started asking! it's up to you. I don't think save the dates matter that much!

A member uploaded image

Laura Wombwell
Laura Wombwell 24 Jan 2018

We arent doing them dont see the point

Donna Winter
Donna Winter 24 Jan 2018

We have sent save the dates, as some of our family live away from us. I bought A6 postcards and envelopes off Amazon and printed them myself. Even bought magnetic strips to put on the back. Cost me no more than £20.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 24 Jan 2018

We didn't everyone we wanted to be there knew the date anyway... but then we did get married bonfire night so I supose its a pretty easy one to remember... if people want to be there they'll free up the date when the invites come

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 24 Jan 2018

We have them, but also wondered how early do you send save the dates? Any advice is greatly appreciated xxx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 24 Jan 2018

I made my own save the dates, we sent them out a year before the wedding just to let people know the date.
As we are getting married middle of August this year... middle of Summer so people book holidays etc n work. It’s just to give people notice really. You don’t need them.
Our actual invites are going out next week. Xxx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 24 Jan 2018

We handed save the dates and save the evening ‘s out a year before the wedding so people knew they were invited.. also I wanted people to know if they were invited to the day or night time before inviting them on the hen and stag do xx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 24 Jan 2018

Why not make an email address for you're wedding then that can be used for hotels suppliers and everything wedding related. Instead of posting save the date cards you could do an email blast

Rebecca Sullivan
Rebecca Sullivan 24 Jan 2018

I think I’ll send save the dates but only because of when we are getting married... quite close to Christmas ... so people can plan

Olivia Skiplorne
Olivia Skiplorne 24 Jan 2018

We went to vista print and got 80 for £22.00, really great bargain xx

Carol Daniels
Carol Daniels 24 Jan 2018

I would recommend sending them most of your guest will need to book off work to make it and others may need to arrange travel for your big day so it's worth sending so people don't miss out on your special day 😊

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 24 Jan 2018

I think if you are getting married during the school holidays or in peak holiday time. It would be good to send out save the dates, just so you loved ones don't book there holiday. I sent them as I got married on 2nd of August. I might not of bothered otherwise. Xx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 24 Jan 2018

As we are having a summer wedding (mid july) we feel they are necessary. So people know early enough not to book holidays x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 24 Jan 2018

I got save the dates last year for my wedding this August and I still have people asking what date is it again wasted my money and time to be honest.

Sharon  Fowles
Sharon Fowles 24 Jan 2018

We did some thing similar, but not cards.. i made fridge magnets, with time, date & venue of wedding, using sheets you print on from poundshop.. And put them in the invites, as a reminder & momento of the day, instead of having favours...

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 24 Jan 2018

We booked our wedding 18 months in advance and we were getting married mid August so we did save the dates. They were also an engagement present from a family member who does wedding paraphernalia so didn't cost us anything x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 24 Jan 2018

A waste

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 24 Jan 2018

We sent out save the date cards I do think it may of been a waste as I want to send out invites now to know who is actually able to come lol cost me £30 For 100 so gotta do it all again for invites now xxx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 24 Jan 2018

Personal preference I believe. We got 40 for £1.98 from the card factory so nothing compared to what we have spent on our day. Useful though as mil to be didn't even know the date

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 24 Jan 2018

absoltuely send out save the dates :) people will book time off and relevant arrangements in advance so it is planned. have a lovely day xx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 24 Jan 2018

We sent them because we booked our wedding 18 months prior. If we’d have been getting married within 12 months we wouldn’t have bothered.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 24 Jan 2018

We arranged our wedding very quickly so just sent texts/messages and rang people to give them their save the date. Sent invites out a few weeks later. Your choice, just make sure your most important people keep the date free.

Amanda Herron
Amanda Herron 24 Jan 2018

I just made an 'ecard' with one of my favourite photos of us both on and the date and venue. I just emailed it to all the people we're planning to invite to the ceremony and reception 🙂

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 24 Jan 2018

We're getting married August bank holiday weekend so we will be sending them. Got them done on Vistaprint really cheaply, they always have sales on.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 24 Jan 2018

We need to know if people want to stay in feb 2018 for 2019 wedding. So sending them with accommodation info

Sophie Nairn
Sophie Nairn 24 Jan 2018

Depends on timing - they were important for us as we had a summer wedding and some family travelling quite a distance so wanted to give them as much notice as possible! And yes you could just mention it to them all but you can get them fairly cheap and it's much nicer for your guests to have something to keep up as a reminder (harder for them to forget!) x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 24 Jan 2018

We did provisional save the dates for my partners family as they live in Wales and we live in Midlands so given them lots of notice

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 24 Jan 2018

Waste of money

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 24 Jan 2018

the ones I got were 99p for a pack of 20 from card warehouse. we are sending them to day guests only though.

Andrea Lawlor
Andrea Lawlor 24 Jan 2018

I did, but I have family coming from far abroad (Japan/Canada/new Zealand) so wanted to give them plenty of time to book flights/accomodation before invitations go out 3-6 months before X

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 24 Jan 2018

We sent them last year for our July wedding this year, glad we did as a few people have nearly booked things on that weekend then realised x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 24 Jan 2018

Complete waste of money! But I booked planned and got married in under 7 months so would have been even more waste of time to send them!

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 24 Jan 2018

We paid less than £5 to make them. Photo of us surrounded by autumnal leaves with the date wrote on a leaf. Got the prints on a wowcher for like £3 with truprint. Bought envelopes and some leaf confetti to go inside. We mainly only have to our family members as we wanted them to know in advance and definitely be there x

Tracy Coe
Tracy Coe 24 Jan 2018

We did save the date magnets as our wedding date is quite far away. Plus we knew that some people would need to know so they can book time off.

Sonia Overfield
Sonia Overfield 24 Jan 2018

I didn’t bother as having a winter wedding good idea if it’s a summer wedding

Bethany Smith
Bethany Smith 24 Jan 2018

I sent out save the dates because of family being quite for away and a lot of people asking early if they were invited. I did fridge magnets from Vistaprint, around £20 for 50. If they're not going to break the bank like mine didn't I think it's a nice touch but it really depends on what you want :)

Sammi Louise
Sammi Louise 24 Jan 2018

Waste of money personally...

Amee Goulding
Amee Goulding 25 Jan 2018

We sent them as we have relatives from Scotland coming. Z

Gemma Hardy
Gemma Hardy 25 Jan 2018

I think they are a waste of money. I rang around those I thought would need extra notice and then sent out invitations when they came back from the printers. I'd rather spend the money we saved on entertainment for our guests xx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 25 Jan 2018

I sent mine out a year in advance to give people plenty of notice as it's a summer wedding and people go away. You dint have to spend a fortune, I got mine from card factory and it cost me less than £5 to send them out. Then sent my invites out 6 months in advance but wasn't in too much or a rush because everyone already knew the date x

Hazel Cottrell
Hazel Cottrell 25 Jan 2018

We're doing them :)

Carol Swainson
Carol Swainson 25 Jan 2018

I made them
Myself and only sent half out!

Emma Raisborough
Emma Raisborough 27 Jan 2018

It depends, if you have guests who live far away or in different countries, save the dates being sent out way in advance can help them plan to save to come over for your wedding. I sent save the dates out - I brought 50 save the date magnets off eBay for £16.00 so they don’t have to be a massive expense.

Sharon  Fowles
Sharon Fowles 27 Jan 2018

I sent my invites out 6 months early, & have so far recieved 3 couples that can't make it cause of holidays.... so really don't think it makes a difference, how much notice you give..

Ciara Allen
Ciara Allen 28 Jan 2018

Do you send Save the Date to evening guests? I don’t want them to think they are coming all day and then be disappointed x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 28 Jan 2018

Waste of money x ...invite them or dont...that's it x

Comment

Before we add your comment, please: log in to an existing UKbride account or join UKbride
Why Join?