Jenna Brown
Jenna Brown 13 Mar 2019

Save the dates

Hi, I will be sending my save the dates soon. When sending them do you send them to day guests or evening guests also?

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Kerry Murray
Kerry Murray 13 Mar 2019

My wedding is May 2020. I will be sending save the date cards in the next month. I am thinking of sending the invites December or January. Is this time right do you think?

Kerry Murray
Kerry Murray 13 Mar 2019

I just realised i read your question wrong.
I think just day guests.

Jenna Brown
Jenna Brown 13 Mar 2019

Hi Kerry, I haven't even thought that far yet, don't even know who to send save the dates too 🤣. I have heard 3-6 months for the invites x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 14 Mar 2019

We sent them to both day an evening guests only because a lot of our guests work evenings

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 14 Mar 2019

I'm getting married August 2020 I'm sending save the date cards THIS August and invites January 2020, I'm sending invites to both sets of guests just altered to each , ( day guests wedding invites, evening guests reception invites) xx

Shauna McIlhennon
Shauna McIlhennon 14 Mar 2019

Just day

Devan Cresswell
Devan Cresswell 14 Mar 2019

I get married Aug 2020 and send my save the dates in December as i have a number of people with children/work in a school, so they knew in advance not to book holidays during that time. If you are getting married during a holiday period and you have guests with kids then I would send them ASAP. I sent mine mainly to day guests but you can also do evening but as a save the evening

Megan-elizabeth Forrest
Megan-elizabeth Forrest 14 Mar 2019

I'm sending save the day and save the night that way they will understand x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 14 Mar 2019

I would say day guests are enough because they need to keep the whole day open, whereas it's not as awkward keeping an evening free when they receive the invite

Janine Graham
Janine Graham 14 Mar 2019

I just sent to day guests x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 14 Mar 2019

I get married in September 2020 and we sent out save the dates out in February as I have friends who live overseas and it gives them a chance to save for flights etc. We also only sent them to our day guests. I hope that helps! Xxx

Nichola Latham
Nichola Latham 14 Mar 2019

Save the dates go to day guest and save the evening goes to the evening guests. To save cost I’m just going to do an email or Facebook invite for the evening guests.

Rebecca Sullivan
Rebecca Sullivan 14 Mar 2019

I sent save the dates to the day guests only... just sending invites to the evening guests

Julia Shepherd
Julia Shepherd 14 Mar 2019

I sent a text to day and evening guests (we have 200 on our guest list) just giving the date, location, and that invitations would follow

Cat Cubitt
Cat Cubitt 14 Mar 2019

I would just send to day otherwise they might think they’re invited all day. I invited everyone to both. But I’ve never received a save the date for an evening invite.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 14 Mar 2019

I sent to both and put on them either, invitation to follow or evening invitation to follow

Megan Tamplin
Megan Tamplin 14 Mar 2019

I'm sending out save the date to my day guests and save the night to my night guests x

Chelsea-Anne Horrocks
Chelsea-Anne Horrocks 14 Mar 2019

We are sending both and have got them made with save the day or save the evening. But only because our wedding falls on bonfire night so people may make plans. However we are giving out our day ones first and then our evening one after

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 14 Mar 2019

I had separate ones for day & evening guests

Simone Gabriella
Simone Gabriella 14 Mar 2019

Just day because if anyone isn’t able to attend your day you may have space for evening guests to become day guests x

Samantha Small
Samantha Small 14 Mar 2019

I sent them to both xx

Cheryl Jackson
Cheryl Jackson 14 Mar 2019

I would as alot of my friends work nights so would need to book the time of even if they are just coming for the evening do, you could always have evening ones x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 14 Mar 2019

I did a year before, i sent save the dates to both, but my evening guests ones said 'save the evening' all day guests said 'save the date' xx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 14 Mar 2019

We had save the date and also save the night and sent them to the evening guests!!

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 14 Mar 2019

Completely your choice, most people only send them to day guests only to keep costs down but if you want to send them to everyone you can. I didn't send any, I just made sure the key people had been spoken to in person well in advance so they could book the day etc.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 14 Mar 2019

I just sent them to the people I knew I wanted to come to the day, so I knew that they would be able to "save the date".
You then can send invitations out to everyone you want there when you have sorted you budget nearer the time x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 14 Mar 2019

We have them for both.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 14 Mar 2019

save the dates and save the evenings we did

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 14 Mar 2019

Day guests only!

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 14 Mar 2019

I've just sent save the dates for August 2020 as people were asking me. Sent save the dates for day, and save the night for evening guests x

Laura Stewart
Laura Stewart 14 Mar 2019

I only sent them to day guests

Up to you though

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 14 Mar 2019

We just sent ours to day guests

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 14 Mar 2019

Only to day guests. They're the ones who have to schedule a whole day out for you and they are probably the most important people as well. Evening guests only have to keep an evening free, it's not the same. Plus if day guests can't come, you might upgrade some of your evening guests to day guests.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 14 Mar 2019

I’m getting married May next year and sent the save the dates out at Christmas! We only sent them to the day guests xx

Rachael Morris
Rachael Morris 14 Mar 2019

Day guests usually xxx

Rachel Nokes
Rachel Nokes 14 Mar 2019

Just day time

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 14 Mar 2019

I’m not ready to send but I’ve twice received them thinking I was a day guest and then found out right before the wedding I was just evening (which wasn’t do-able due to locations ie. 5hr drive away etc and couldn’t justify cost!) and so I was a little frustrated as ended up not going after looking forward to it I personally will only send to day guests

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 14 Mar 2019

Hi we just sent the save the date fridge magnets to day guests x

Olivia May
Olivia May 14 Mar 2019

Day guests only 🙂 that’s what we did and when people couldn’t make it we were able to upgrade some evening guests

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 14 Mar 2019

We did both! All our friends / family will have to travel & stay overnight regardless of if they are day or evening guests, so we wanted to give everyone plenty of notice

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 15 Mar 2019

I only sent them to day guests. X

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 16 Mar 2019

I sent our save the dates to day guests only and sent these approx. 15 months in advance. People plan holidays and events wayyy in advance nowadays so I think it’s important to give your guests as much time as possible and it allows for you to get maximum attendance 🥰

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 17 Mar 2019

We are only sending to day guests. X

Sarah Gardiner
Sarah Gardiner 17 Mar 2019

We sent to all the day guests and any evening guests we knew might be likely to book a holiday or works shifts including nights

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