Save the Dates are a helpful heads-up for guests in our increasingly busy and tightly scheduled world. A big question often asked by couples is “When do I send out Save The Dates for my wedding?”. Typically, they go out at six to eight months before the wedding. While they are not always necessary, the common Save the Date etiquette is to send out Save the Dates especially for destination weddings or three-day weekends, or if you’re marrying during high travel times. If you already have an aesthetic direction for your wedding it’s nice to introduce it in this first communication piece but don’t feel too much pressure to make it happen.
Save the date etiquette gives your guests time to plan. Its more important to get on everyone’s calendar than anything else so don’t rush or force the direction of your wedding over it. Its ok to start the real aesthetic of the wedding with the formal invitation.