How far in advance should you send your save the dates?

four to six months
When do we send them? As a general rule of thumb, it’s a good idea to mail your save-the-dates four to six months before the wedding—or even earlier if you’re planning a destination wedding that may require more extensive travel arrangements.

Do save the dates have to match invites?

Save-the-dates are much less formal than your wedding invitations and definitely don’t have to match them or your theme. This is your opportunity to let your personality as a couple really shine, or try out a wedding style or theme you love but are hesitant to commit to just yet.

What should be included in Save the dates?

What to Include in Your Save-the-Dates

  • The wedding date.
  • The venue location.
  • Your wedding website.
  • A note about the invitation.

Is Save the date only for weddings?

Are Save the Dates just for weddings? People send Save the Dates because they like to and they are fun. Of course the idea was co-opted for other events. Save the Dates are not only used for weddings, but often other events, such as anniversaries, birthdays, bar mitzvahs (and bat mitzvahs), family reunions, and more.

How late is too late for save the dates?

8 to 12 months
Sending them too Late As a general rule, it’s best to send Save the Dates 8 to 12 months prior to your wedding (send them earlier for a destination or holiday weekend). Given enough notice, you may be surprised by the distance that family and friends will come from to be able to attend!

What if you get a save the date but no invitation?

If you no longer have a relationship with them or anyone connected to them, it’s true that you’re not really risking anything by not inviting them. Still, a save-the-date is pretty much a promise to the recipient that she’ll be invited to your wedding. There’s no need to break that promise.

Is it OK to text Save the dates?

A save the date text is a lot like any save the date card — except instead of sending one in the mail or by email, your save the date invitation will land in your guest’s text message inbox. It’s a great way to share the news of your wedding date and let loved ones know that they’re firmly on the guest list.

Do you put adults only on save-the-date?

If you are comfortable being explicit, add an “Adults Only” line to your Save the Dates, Wedding Website, and Invitations. If you feel like this is going to be a major problem use your RSVP card as another indicator of how many are invited.

Is save-the-date only for weddings?

Is it rude to send a save the date and not an invitation?

DON’T send Save the Dates to people you’re unsure about inviting. Of all the don’ts on this list, this is the biggest one. Once someone has been sent a Save the Date, there’s really no polite way to go back on inviting them to your wedding.

Is it rude to ask if you are invited to a wedding?

Pro tip: Don’t ask people if you’re invited to their wedding… it’s rude. Don’t get me wrong, I can understand just wanting to know as a means of planning your outfit and calling in sick to work the next day. All of those things are understandable. However, I’ll let you in on a deep secret.