It's engagement season as I write this post and one big question I get is - do I need to send save the date cards for my wedding? Are save the dates even necessary? If I do, when should I send my save the dates?
3 Reasons I Would Definitely Send Save the Dates
There are a few scenarios where I feel like save the dates are a must have item.
You are having a destination wedding.
I would love to attend my friend's wedding in Hawaii, but I definitely need some time to make that happen. If you're having a destination wedding, sending a save the date 10 or 12 months ahead of time or more is a good idea.
You have a lot of out of town guests.
OK, it's not a destination wedding persay, but a fair number of people will need to travel to get there. It's not a big deal, but if they need to take time off from work, book plane tickets or figure out who is watching their kids, it's a good idea to get your wedding on their radar.
Your wedding is around a holiday or popular vacation time
Christmas, Thanksgiving, New Years, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day … these are all times of the year that people naturally have some time off, so they may already have plans if you haven't let them know about your wedding.
OK, that's not me, do I still need to send save the date cards?
No, not at all. Save the dates are definitely not necessary.
So when should you send save the dates?
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