Question: Are save-the-dates a waste of money?

They Take Time—and Money Creating and sending save-the-dates is another expense that youll have to build into your wedding budget. Even if you opt to send digital save-the-dates to save funds, youll still need to collect everyones email addresses (and its possible that all-important email might get missed).

Is it worth sending save the dates?

Not Sending Them Especially if youre having a destination wedding or a three-day weekend affair—itll give guests enough time to clear their schedules, make travel arrangements and generally increase their chances of being able to make it to your nuptials. Including your wedding website is ideal, but not necessary.

Is it OK to skip save the dates?

If you are planning a destination wedding or will have many guests traveling, save the dates should not be skipped. If you have a lot of local attendees, or are planning on a shorter timeline, you can skip save the dates. In this situation, go right to invitations, but make sure to send them out on the earlier side!

Do save the dates matter?

The short answer: Yes! The long answer: Save the dates should match the formality of your event. If youre having a more casual, low-key affair, by all means send them electronically. If you would describe your event as anything other than “casual”, its best to stick to paper save the dates.

When should you skip save the dates?

Ideally, you should send out your save-the-dates 6 to 12 months before your wedding. If you have a long engagement, wait until youve settled on a date and your venue is booked before sending them out.

Does a save-the-date mean youre invited?

Save-the-dates serve as an official announcement of your wedding date and location. They also let guests know that they will, in fact, be invited to the celebration.

Is 6 months too early to send wedding invites?

Its OK to send your save the date cards out 6 -12 months before. However, if you send your invites as much as 4-6 months early, you risk them getting lost or your guests actually forgetting the date as its so far off in the future.

Do you put plus one on Save the dates?

Do we need to add plus-ones to the save the date? When to Include a Plus-One on the Save the Date: Married, engaged, and cohabitating guests should get a plus-one. Give your wedding-party members a plus-one.

Do you put RSVP on Save the dates?

Unlike invitations, theres no need to include RSVP cards with your Save the Dates. Guests arent expected to respond until they receive the invitation, although some may. DO add your wedding hashtag and wedding website.

Is a year too early to send save the dates?

Sending out your Save the Dates too early. You should send Save the Dates to guests between one year and six months before your wedding. However, some couples feel that sending out their weddings Save our Date cards even a couple of years in advance is a good idea.

Can I send my wedding invitations 3 months in advance?

In general, wedding invitations should go out 8 weeks in advance. As always, though, the rules are a bit different for destination weddings—those, youll want to send out 3 months in advance. Remember, wedding invitations are a two-way street: they require a response.

How long before the wedding should you send save the dates?

When to Send Save the Dates for a Local Wedding Send out save-the-date cards six to eight months prior to your wedding and the wedding invitations eight weeks before your big day.

Can you put RSVP on save-the-date?

DONT include reply cards. Unlike invitations, theres no need to include RSVP cards with your Save the Dates. Guests arent expected to respond until they receive the invitation, although some may.

Is it OK to handwrite save-the-date envelopes?

The mailing envelope on save-the-dates is typically addressed by hand, but you may also use a calligraphy-style font from your computer, if you choose this option, print directly on an envelope, not on an address label.

Does a Save the Date mean youre invited?

Save-the-dates serve as an official announcement of your wedding date and location. They also let guests know that they will, in fact, be invited to the celebration.

What is wedding invitation etiquette?

Wedding invitations should include the full names of the couple getting married, those of the hosts (if theyre different), and the place and time of the ceremony—thats it. These invites, by Epoch Designs, do just that.

Is 12 months too early to send save the dates?

Sending out your Save the Dates too early. You should send Save the Dates to guests between one year and six months before your wedding. However, some couples feel that sending out their weddings Save our Date cards even a couple of years in advance is a good idea.

Is it rude to send wedding invitations early?

Sending them too early or too late can likewise be impolite, so here are basic wedding invite timeline rules: Invitations should be sent to your guests six to eight weeks in advance of your wedding. Invitations for destination weddings should be sent to your guests three months in advance of your wedding.

How early is too early for wedding invitations?

Send your wedding invitations out six to eight weeks prior to your wedding date.

What is a reasonable RSVP time?

Have your RSVP due date be two to three weeks prior to the wedding. Your caterer will want a head count at least one week before the reception, and youll need a few days to get in touch with people who you havent heard from.

Do you address plus ones on Save the dates?

Save the Date with a plus one, use the title Mr. or Ms. with the last name of the primary guest and write “and guest.”

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