Hi all, I am getting to the point where I am going to send out my Save the Dates but we are still solidifying our guest list for different parts of the day (the church is small but we'd happily have everyone for the wedding breakfast). Do I send a save the date to everyone (it's on bank holiday weekend next August!) or just to close family? Thank you x
Hi I would send them to everyone but you don't have to send save the dates it is an American idea not a British tradition, we didn't send them :)
I'm not sending them to the evening guests, I'm sending different ones nearer the time with different wording to them and just sending my save the dates for ceremony and day guests x
We're sending save the date and save the evening
I've sent mine to day and evening guests then when I send official invites people will already be expecting them. You don't have to send save the dates though.
We're getting married abroad and are having a party when we get back (essentially a Reception). We have sent out save the dates for the party as we too are getting married in August and know that a lot of people tend to go away during that period. X
I sent my save the dates to everyone but I want them to save the date as I'm also getting married in August and I don't want people to book holidays.
I sent my save the dates to all the people I want to the ceremony/wedding breakfast.
I haven't done evening ones.
I sent to both but day ones said ‘formal invitation to follow’ and the evening ones said ‘evening invitation to follow’
I would definitely send them as you’re risking a lot of people booking holidays or weekends away during that time of year. At least they have a years notice and can book their holidays around it.
We're getting married in April 2019 (which knocks on for some School hols) we sent save the dates in April of this year to people we definitely want at the day, we have some undecided for day/evening yet, so have let them know the date but haven't said either way whether its for day or evening. We also haven't send any Save the Dates to any of the evening guests.
Everyone seems to do things differently, I think you need to so what you think is best for you :) x
We sent ours out to Day and evening guests as ours is also in August next year because we wanted our guests to know the date before they book a holiday regardless of whether they are there for just the evening or the whole day.
I would send to everyone but specific save the dates. We got married last weekend but we sent day and night save the dates with it being the summer hols, especially seems quite a few of my friend are teachers or work in schools xxx
I got married on a Bank Holiday weekend and some guests couldn't make it because they were away on holiday. I didn't bother with Save The Date cards to cut down on an unnecessary expense. I just sent emails, text messages etc. As someone else has said... it's an American thing that we've adopted. Just send your invitations out early enough.
We’ve sent them to all the day guests. We haven’t done evening guests.. we get married next June xx
You could have save the dates and also save the afternoon/evening for people that aren’t invited all day? X