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    • NaomiD23
      CommentAuthorNaomiD23
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Oct 26th 2014
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    Hi All
    I get married 23rd july 2016 and just wondered what a suitable time would be to send save the dates.....a year? 6months before?
    Thanks
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    • CommentAuthorMidgetGem89
      Posted: Oct 26th 2014
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    I sent mine 10mnths before because its factory shut down school hols etc and ppl traveling we wanted them to know well in advance
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    • Whovianbride
      CommentAuthorWhovianbride
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Oct 26th 2014
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    We sent ours about 18 months before as is during school holidays and on a weekday.

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    • InDreamland
      CommentAuthorInDreamland
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Oct 26th 2014
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    Send as soon as you have confirmed bookings with your venue(s).

    The more notice you give people the better I say then no one has an excuse unless it's an unforseen circumstance.

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    • Irishbride2be
      CommentAuthorIrishbride2be
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Oct 26th 2014
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    I'm getting married in 10 months my mum is sorting all my invites and save the dates and i think she said she will send the save the dates next month and then my wedding invites 3 months before
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    • *KelBel*
      CommentAuthor*KelBel*
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Oct 26th 2014
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    We sent our save dates out 18 months before as you can book a holiday that far in advance and we didn't want people missing the wedding. We then sent out our official invites at the 5 month mark with the deadline of RSVP being at the 3 month mark x

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    • *KelBel*
      CommentAuthor*KelBel*
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Oct 26th 2014
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    This was so we had enough time liasing with the caterers over food choices x

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    • SianP10
      CommentAuthorSianP10
      Posted: Oct 26th 2014
     
    I did mine a year before as ours is in July and on a weekday x

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    • clairenina
      CommentAuthorclairenina
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Oct 26th 2014
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    we sent our save the dates 6 months before
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    • AprilS61
      CommentAuthorAprilS61
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Oct 26th 2014
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    I would do a year before and invites 4-6 months before as you still want time to chase RSVPs.

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    • FitchMcCombe
      CommentAuthorFitchMcCombe
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Oct 26th 2014
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    I sent mine 10 months before but I think it's all relative to your time scale. Personally I didn't want to send them too early as the point could be totally lost as people will think 'that's ages away' and possibly put them in a safe place never to be seen again lol. I would say a year, to 18 months tops if your is summer 2016
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    • Whovianbride
      CommentAuthorWhovianbride
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Oct 26th 2014
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    ^ that's why I had mine made as magnets fitchmccombe doo they can be stuck on the grudge/freezer as a little daily remember also used a really cute picture of our family (me/oh an daughter)

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    • *KelBel*
      CommentAuthor*KelBel*
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Oct 28th 2014
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    BUMP FOR KATRINA

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    • MrsEmmaP
      CommentAuthorMrsEmmaP
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Oct 29th 2014
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    So glad to have found this! I have designed my own save the dates ready to print as we have just booked our venue. I thought I was being too prepared but now I have seen people saying send them out 18 months before I have panicked! My wedding is in 18 months so I'm guessing I should get a move on and get them sent out? I was originally not going to send them out as we only have around 40 people coming to the ceremony and they are all close family, but we thought it would be a good way just to let everybody know the date :)

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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Oct 29th 2014
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    Yes I would start thinking about sending them out now Emma :)

    We're not bothering with save the dates as like you we just have close family coming who already know the date anyway, so we're saving money by not sending them out x

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    • JennK
      CommentAuthorJennK
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Oct 29th 2014
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    I think it depends on your guests. We were going to wait until 11 months before but at 14 months before we kept getting asked as people wanted to ensure they didn't book holidays which would clash. So we sent them out just over 12 months before and people appreciated it. I would worry 18 months is too far in advance and people would potentially lose the save the date.

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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Oct 29th 2014
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    If we were to send out save the dates, we decided we would do so around the 18 month mark, with invitations 5 months in advance (early Jan for a June 2016 wedding). Maybe consider sending magnets so they can stick them to the fridge and not lose them or have an excuse to forget - although everyone that truly wants to be there will be there and won't even need a save a date to ensure that they are :) x

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    • MrsEmmaP
      CommentAuthorMrsEmmaP
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Oct 29th 2014
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    Thanks ladies, I don't really think I need to send them out but I think it will be a good way of letting everyone know, as because we have only just booked not many people know the date. There are only a few people that would book holiday's in advance which are my parents and grandparents and I don't think they will miss my wedding haha! We won't have to post them as everybody lives within 30 mins of me so I can drop them off so we will save money that way :) x

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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Oct 29th 2014
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    Bonus if you don't need to worry about posting them :) we were seriously considering giving out save the dates and probably would have, but word got around so fast that we had booked that we just found it would have been a bit pointless and a waste of money for us if we had gone ahead and given them out! x

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    • CamilaL
      CommentAuthorCamilaL
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: Oct 30th 2014
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    I don't think the STD will cost too much. Since all my guests don't live in England, I'm thinking about sending the STD about 18 months before the wedding, so people can keep their eyes open for tickets sales :) Also, most of my h2b family lives away from him, so I think it would be useful for them not forget about it :)
 
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