I sent save the dates during the last week of October, which is early but we have a lot of out of town and state guests. My wedding date is September 12th, 2020. I will be sending invites about 12 weeks before.
It depends on whether you are having your wedding at your home town or further away. My wedding was 8 hours away for my side of the family so I sent my STD out 11 months in advance and my invites 3 months.
Most of our guests will have to fly, so we already sent our save the dates. If you have a lot of out-of-town guests I'd send your save the dates now. Otherwise you can wait until January (8 months out). For invitations, I'd send them about 2 months in advance, maybe a little earlier if your final headcounts are due on the early side or if you have mostly out-of-town guests.
That's my wedding date as well! I'll be sending our Save the Dates out after Jan 1st. Everything that I've read says to send them about 8-9 months before your date. I initially wanted to send that out as "Christmas cards" but then chatted with a few people and opted not to so that they don't get lost/tossed out with all the Christmas/Holiday cards that people get.
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