Save the Dates are being designed and shipped out like crazy. This is a perfect time of year to get Save the Dates out. Mainly, so you don’t hit the holiday card rush. Holidays provide a crazy time for the USPS, so unless you’re doing a holiday card/save the date, it’s best to get them in the mail before or wait until the new year begins.
Save the Dates typically go out 6-9 months prior to wedding day, but as for all rules, there are exceptions. One thing to consider is if you’re having a destination wedding. If your guests need to book airfare, hotels, etc., it’s best to give them more time notice of your wedding day. So shoot for that 12 month before wedding date. If you feel that all your guests may know about your wedding date by now (thanks to social media or your mother who has been telling anyone she walks by), shoot for more that 4-6 month time frame. Keep in mind, invitations typically go in the mail 8 weeks before your wedding, so you don’t want to be mailing those out back-to-back.
Check out some of my latest Save the Dates. I’m doing everything from postcard Save the Dates to magnet Save the Dates. If you’re interested in getting something designed, contact me now (because the holidays do get crazy!).