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UKbride Member Request 31 Oct 2019

Hi. We are getting married in March 2022 and wondered if anyone could help...

Hi. We are getting married in March 2022 and wondered if anyone could help us figure out the best timescale to send out Save the Dates and then the invites. Thanks :)

31 Comments
UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 1 Nov 2019

IMO save the dates 1 year beforehand (but tell your family and closest friends the date as soon as it's booked) and then invitations 4-6 months beforehand.

Karra Kennedy
Karra Kennedy 1 Nov 2019

Save the dates usually 1 year - 8 months invites anywhere from 6 months - 3 months but that’s dependent on when your venue needs numbers

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 1 Nov 2019

I sent my save the dates out super early (18months to be precise) and my invites i sent out 4-5months before x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 1 Nov 2019

I don't understand save the dates we just sent invites 9 months before when we decided to get married x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 1 Nov 2019

I haven’t done save the dates so my invites are going out 10months before

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 1 Nov 2019

I would send save the dates as soon as the date is locked down with deposit paid etc and then invitations 6 weeks before the venue needs final numbers for meal choices etc.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 1 Nov 2019

Not too far in advance no one will remember we done 10 months before and even then some forgot do year before xx

Laura Stewart
Laura Stewart 1 Nov 2019

I guess it all depends on location from where most of your guests will be travelling

We had our wedding 3 hour drive from home so the save the dates went out as soon as we booked which happened to be 10 months before the wedding, the invites were limited in information as we built a wedding website with everything on it, the invite went out about 5/6 months before as we needed to confirm accommodation for everyone

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 1 Nov 2019

If people live far away from you best send there’s put now & I would send the others out start of next year

Sarah Solway
Sarah Solway 1 Nov 2019

I did save the dates a year before and invited 6 months before

Amber Gospel
Amber Gospel 1 Nov 2019

I’m getting married at the end of April 2020, I sent my save the dates this September and I’m planning on sending my actual invites around January

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 1 Nov 2019

We sent out save the dates 12 months before the wedding, and the invites 6 months before 🤵

Naiomie Moss
Naiomie Moss 1 Nov 2019

I'm doing just invitations, will send them in Jan so that's about 10 months before because we have people flying over

Rachael Watkinson
Rachael Watkinson 1 Nov 2019

I did a facebook save the date for those on facebook a year before. My fiance thought proper save the dates were a waste of money. Some people said i should be sending invitations now but others have said its too early so we are going to save postage and do them with Christmas cards. We get married in April next year.

Bethany Holland
Bethany Holland 1 Nov 2019

I would send save the dates 1 year before and then actual invite 4-6 months before hand 🙂 x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 1 Nov 2019

I didnt send out save the dates, but everyone is aware we are getting married as I've not shut up about it since getting engaged lol. I intend to just send out normal invites 12 wks before our wedding.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 1 Nov 2019

I’m getting married March 2021 and I sent mine out last week ️

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 1 Nov 2019

Im the same im doing mine in january

Devan Cresswell
Devan Cresswell 1 Nov 2019

I’m sending my invites out next month as I am getting married August 2020 so although people have had save the date cards, it’s better to send invites earlier if wedding is taking place during school holidays

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 1 Nov 2019

We get married April 2020 and I sent mine out March/April this year. We didn't do save the dates, best to as soon as possible if you have people wanting to book hotels ect

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 1 Nov 2019

Sent our day invites we get married August 2020

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 1 Nov 2019

Don’t really matter when u send them out there is not time limit I’m geting married August 2020 I send my out with the RSVP by end of January as we have to finalise the number with the venue by feb . Good luck any just enjoy

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 1 Nov 2019

We sent our save the dates out as soon as we'd booked our wedding. We've just sent out the actual invites with just under 8 months to go due to people having to book accommodation/travelling a distance to get to the venue

Melanie McCormick
Melanie McCormick 1 Nov 2019

We did our save the dates once we had a date set. (Both church and venue booked). This worked out pretty much 12 months in advance. Then we sent out our invites around 3-4 months before the date.

Jordan Alexandra
Jordan Alexandra 1 Nov 2019

1 year ish before for save the dates, 4-6 months for invites

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 1 Nov 2019

It will be different for everyone doesn’t have to be set. We had a lot of people living abroad and with kids who would need to plan well in advance so we sent our save the dates out a lot earlier than a lot of our friends! Do what works for you x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 1 Nov 2019

Send the 'save the dates' as soon as you've chosen a venue and set a date. We sent full day invites 5/6 months before the date.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 2 Nov 2019

Hi we get married in June 2021 and we sent our save the dates out at the beginning of October 2019. So there really is no time scale - we sent them so early due to having friends in the army who need to book leave - also because the England lions play at the same time we get married and family tend to travel to watch. I would say the same as the majority on here: send when you’ve booked your wedding. X

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 2 Nov 2019

We get married September 2020 we sent out save the dates out September this year as we know some people will start to book holidays for next year. It’s up to you at the end of the day. Do what makes you happy ️

Claire Louise Inns
Claire Louise Inns 5 Nov 2019

We sent out our Save the Date Postcards in the March 01 Year before & the Invitations 06 Months before so in the September x

Becky Mitchinson
Becky Mitchinson 10 Feb 2020

I sent save the dates a year before as lets face it most people work weekends and most workplaces like a lot of notice for holidays also the invites depend when you venue needs final numbers I get married july 2020 and venue needs to know june I've sent my invites in feb giving an rsvp of may so 4 months to RSVP and one month to chase the ones wont dont xxx

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