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    • Katrina*
      CommentAuthorKatrina*
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Oct 28th 2014
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    Hey everyone, my wedding isn't until July 2016 but me and my h2b are finding it hard to decide when to send the invites out. We both have big family's who tend to book holidays well in advance so we want to give them plenty of notice. Do any of you think just after Christmas is too early?
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    • CommentAuthorMidgetGem89
      Posted: Oct 28th 2014
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    Id say yes maybe do save the dates 1st if u need to give them so much notice

    My wedding is july 2015 invites will go out in feb rsvp bk by may
    We sent save the dates last mnth
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    • MrsEmmaP
      CommentAuthorMrsEmmaP
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Oct 28th 2014
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    After Christmas is fine. I would tell the family members you know book holidays in advance when the wedding is and hopefully they will book their holiday for before/ after. I would send save the dates as soon as possible, they will then know the date and hopefully keep it free. Then you can send invites a few months before. If they really want to be there they will be, don't worry :) x

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    • Katrina*
      CommentAuthorKatrina*
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    Am glad it's not just me having this problem lol
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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Oct 28th 2014
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    I would send save the dates first so everyone knows the dates and knows not to make plans/book holidays on that date.. You can get magnets so they can stick them to the fridge, not lose them and be constantly reminded. We are sending our invitations out in January 2016 and we are getting married June 2016 x

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    • VictoriaL46
      CommentAuthorVictoriaL46
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Oct 28th 2014
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    We sent save a dates after we booked the venue just stating our names and date of the wedding because we have friends and family who will have to travel. We will be sending the actual invites with details etc six months before the wedding.

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    • Katrina*
      CommentAuthorKatrina*
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    Thanks everyone
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    • Whovianbride
      CommentAuthorWhovianbride
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Oct 28th 2014
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    I'm getting married July 2015 , I have already sent save the dates due to our wedding being in the summer holidays on a week day so Edith p everyone had plenty of notice. And are sending or invites late January/ early febuary

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    • *KelBel*
      CommentAuthor*KelBel*
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Oct 28th 2014
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    There is another thread exactly the same as this one,even to the point of being July 2016, .. Maybe have a look at the comments on there??

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    • barbie86
      CommentAuthorbarbie86
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Oct 28th 2014
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    We sent our save the dates just under a year before, and then our first wave of invitations 5 months before to allow us time to send a second wave if necessary.

    W needed to get our venue the numbers 2 weeks be required and I had to leave myself time to do the seating plan with all the different choices shown on it, so I wanted to allow plenty of time. Our RSVP deadline for our first batch was 1st May for our August 2nd wedding.
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    • Katrina*
      CommentAuthorKatrina*
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Oct 28th 2014
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    Thanks *kelbel* had a look on it. I haven't done save the date cards only invites with s.r.v.p on. Trying to keep costs down so do you think if I send them and just keep on top of those who don't reply?
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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Oct 28th 2014
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    I think it's much too early to send the invitations.. if you are trying to keep costs down, maybe just send an email around informing everyone of the date, or even a text or create an event on FB stating that formal invitations are to follow..? We're not sending save the dates either but everyone knows when our day is, and those who really want to be there will be there and will make sure they don't make other plans. xx

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    • CommentAuthorMidgetGem89
      Posted: Oct 28th 2014
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    Id pre warn people but u can get 60 savr the dates for 10-15quid off the bay of E

    Tbh if u need to tell ppl that far in advance its gping to be worth your while to soend less than 20quid on save the dates x if u send invites out people will forget misplace them etc
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    • InDreamland
      CommentAuthorInDreamland
      Got married 7 years ago
      Posted: Oct 29th 2014
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    Send out STD notices now and invitations 5 months before the big day.

    Sending invitations now is too soon.

    If you're trying to save money then send out STD's by email and on fb then for those with no Internet computer access just a phone call will do the trick, or a text message. That's how my hubby and I did it so we didn't spend a penny on STD's.

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    • Becky1608
      CommentAuthorBecky1608
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Oct 29th 2014
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    I do think it's a bit early to be honest. I'd definitely send save the dates. We sent ours last April/May and then sent out the invitations this April. So many of our guests still messaged me asking what the date was and what the venue was called as they'd 'misplaced' the invitation xxx

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    • *KelBel*
      CommentAuthor*KelBel*
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Oct 29th 2014
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    Sorry didn't read it properly. Then yes I think it's way too early to be sending out invitations. Nobody will reply until it gets into 2016 as your wedding won't be at the forefront of their mind that far in advance,(even though it is for you) we sent ours 5 months before,I think you'll be disappointed by the lack of response by sending them out in January that's all, and ppl won't like to be chased, you'll get standard replies of that they don't know yet etc x

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    • AprilS61
      CommentAuthorAprilS61
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Oct 30th 2014
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    If you're getting married July 16 I would send save the dates between now and a year before (so July 15 - a wedding a year away is a long time to guests not involved) then send invites early 2016.

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