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Necessary or Not: Save the Dates?

Kelly, on February 19, 2019 at 11:05 AM

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Are you planning to send save the dates to your guests to get on their calendars early? Or are you skipping them and just sending invitations? Photo by After A While Crocodile in FL Next Question: Necessary or Not: Photo Booth? Back to the Beginning: Necessary or Not?

Are you planning to send save the dates to your guests to get on their calendars early? Or are you skipping them and just sending invitations?


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Photo by After A While Crocodile in FL


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140 Comments

  • Colleen
    Master September 2019
    Colleen ·
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    No but we did it
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  • R
    Just Said Yes September 2019
    Rosie ·
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    Necesary. We're getting married on a Friday evening. People may need to take PTO to come so I wanted to get those out sooner rather or later.
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  • Kayla
    Just Said Yes October 2019
    Kayla ·
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    Necessary. People plan vacations and events a long time ahead. After you pick a date you want to make sure your guest know not to plan anything for that day if they want to attend your wedding.
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  • Sophie
    Super December 2020
    Sophie ·
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    Depends how big your guest list is. You could always just spread it by word of mouth or a physical reminder could help. Ours is right before the holidays so it’s a friendly reminder to plan accordingly, especially as some of my family lives in a England.
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  • Selina
    Dedicated October 2019
    Selina ·
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    That’s a great point! We are doing a Sunday so people may have to take off Monday. I was about to nix these but you made an awesome point!
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  • K
    Just Said Yes April 2019
    Kelsie ·
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    Depends on how long the engagement is. If it’s far out and we want to give your guests a heads up, especially for destination weddings, I think they’re great. Gets everyone excited for the wedding early!
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  • Cara
    Expert July 2019
    Cara ·
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    We sent save the dates because our wedding is on a holiday weekend
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  • Kelly
    Legend October 2022
    Kelly ·
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    Aww that's great, Whitney!! What kind of design did you go with?

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  • Kelly
    Legend October 2022
    Kelly ·
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    That makes sense! I feel like with that amount of time, skipping the save the dates and going for straight invitations is easier!

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  • Kelly
    Legend October 2022
    Kelly ·
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    I totally agree, stationary can add up!! Especially when you aren't having a destination wedding that's too far, you don't really need them!

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  • Katie
    VIP November 2019
    Katie ·
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    We did. Because we have so many out of towners
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  • Alexandra
    Savvy September 2019
    Alexandra ·
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    Completed Necessary. Especially having family from all over the place, and trying to give them the best chance possible to be with us for our wedding.


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  • N
    Just Said Yes April 2019
    Neeci ·
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    Not necessary for us. We've had our daye set for 2 years, all of the important friends and family know the date. So we opted out of doing sa e the dates, plus that was savings that went to other aspects of our day.
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  • Amelia
    Expert June 2019
    Amelia ·
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    Necessary for us and sent!! We also included a small insert card directing people to our wedding website for more info!

    We will be sending invitations out April 1st! Can't believe we're just a month away from that

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  • F
    Devoted June 2019
    F ·
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    I don’t think they are necessary. I sent them 8 months in advance for the attendees that I knew would need time to plan for the wedding ie make travel arrangements or request time off.
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  • Lex
    VIP September 2019
    Lex ·
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    We sent some just because 98% of our guest list is out of town.
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  • Cookie
    Beginner October 2019
    Cookie ·
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    Necessary.... gives people time to make excuses why they can’t come lol
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  • J
    Savvy May 2020
    Julie ·
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    Not necessary except for destination weddings IMO. My wedding is over a year out and as soon as I booked the venue, I sent a save-the-date via text/email to my overseas family members. Everyone else is just going to get an early invitation.

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  • E
    Expert April 2019
    Elizabeth ·
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    We skipped it. I sent the invites a little early and it seems to be working out fine
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  • Nyikee
    Expert February 2020
    Nyikee ·
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    Necessary- Most of our guests are from out of state so we wanted to give them plenty of time for a heads up. I just ordered them last night and will be sending them out asap.

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