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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

  • Frankie
    Beginner September 2019
    Frankie
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    So I beleive not necessary. I made am online save the date.. I will also be mailing invites out at 6 months before.. used online, email or phone for RSVPs.. saved a ton in postage and paper 馃榿
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  • Kyla
    Beginner September 2019
    Kyla
    • Flag
    We did them but no I dont think they are a necessity. You could save the money and postage by just telling people the date.
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  • Riley
    Expert September 2020
    Riley
    • Flag
    Not in my case but in others I can see it. Just depends on the situation.
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  • Jennifer
    Super December 2019
    Jennifer
    • Flag

    Necessary for us. About 90% of our guests have to travel from quite far away so need time for booking flights and the hotel. It is also very close to Christmas so people need to figure out their schedules in advance. BUT we only sent them to the people we 100% wanted there - the rest of our guest list is still in flux so we are waiting until the traditional time (maybe 2 weeks early) to send invites so we are sure which friends we are still in contact with as much as we are now and to make final decisions on the guest list.

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  • Lindsay
    Beginner September 2019
    Lindsay
    • Flag
    Yes yes yes! We sent ours out in January for our September wedding
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  • A
    Just Said Yes August 2019
    Amy
    • Flag
    We are doing them because we both have a lot of family coming from out of town. Also, for friends/family who need to request the time off of work ahead of the usual time. It would work to send out wedding invites early.
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  • Catalina
    Savvy January 2020
    Catalina
    • Flag

    Yes save the dates

    Everyone is asking the date and I want them to know ahead of time especially since some are out of town

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  • Korynn
    Dedicated November 2020
    Korynn
    • Flag

    I would say yes, if only because it will save a lot of answering the same question whenever you see family and close friends.

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  • Jasmine
    Rockstar February 2021
    Jasmine
    • Flag

    I mean I guess it depends. How many people are going that are out of town, is it a destination wedding, how long in advance will your guests need notice etc. I personally don't think we'll be sending them out because it's only immediate family.

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  • Mimi
    Savvy June 2021
    Mimi
    • Flag
    I don't think im going to because all my family is in the same state
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  • Expert August 2020
    • Flag

    Maybe not 100% necessary, especially if you are having a small wedding with mostly people you're close to but I think it's still a good idea nonetheless.

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  • Paula
    Super September 2019
    Paula
    • Flag

    Saved the money and opted out of save the dates

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  • Sarah Eliza
    Dedicated May 2021
    Sarah Eliza
    • Flag
    Not necessary
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  • Ashley
    Dedicated May 2021
    Ashley
    • Flag
    I'm having a destination wedding and I skipped save the dates. They seem like a total scheme by the stationary industry to me lol. I sent my invitations about 11 months out, that way guests still have plenty of time to plan.
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  • Natalia
    Expert October 2020
    Natalia
    • Flag

    Necessary. It is nice to let someone know way ahead of time so they can find a babysitter or take off of work.

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  • Melle
    Rockstar June 2019
    Melle
    • Flag
    Not. They're kind of a waste of money and time unless you do it casually like emails
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  • Andrea
    Master January 2021
    Andrea
    • Flag

    I think it's good to let people know that your wedding is coming up, but not necessarily to have paper versions of it. We're emailing ours.

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  • Ashley
    Dedicated June 2019
    Ashley
    • Flag

    We didn't do Save The Date's and I don't regret it!

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  • Mikayla
    Dedicated May 2021
    Mikayla
    • Flag

    Definitely necessary if you have a lot of out-of-town guests.

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  • Anjelik
    Savvy September 2021
    Anjelik
    • Flag
    We are planning on sending save the dates, just so everyone can start planning ahead since a lot of my family are far away
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