Heidi recently let you know that the general time period for sending out your save the dates is about six months prior to your ceremony date. Rather than trying to set a good general rule for when to send out save the dates for your destination wedding, it could be a good idea to simply send out your save the dates as soon as you’ve decided on the location and set the date. So, simply pick a date and place, and then your next step should be straight to your desk to start addressing save the dates to family and friends!
A good way to look at save the dates is that these will often contribute to a guests’ chances of attending your celebration. If you really want to give your guests as much of a chance as possible to attend, get your save the dates in the mail ASAP. If you feel a little more comfortable sending them out roughly seven to eight months before your wedding, go for it! However, The Knot tells us that if you send them out too early, they can sometimes get cast aside and forgotten. On the flip side, if you send them out too late, it could mean that all your guests don’t have enough time to adequately plan.
If your wedding was planned late as it is, a great way to increase your guests chances of being able to attend is to give them a little help! Including information on airfare, hotel rates and other packages that might be available to your guests can be an excellent way to recognize that you are giving your guests late notice and that you want to do everything in your power to help them share your special day.
Finally, don’t look at this part of the planning process as a chore – it’s easy to have fun with it! Select destination save the dates that are tailored to your occasion! Something like our Passport to Romance Save the Date in Purple can be a really fun way to get in the spirit of a destination wedding!
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