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Ms Alex
Beginner February 2023

When to send "information" cards?

Ms Alex, on August 5, 2022 at 3:01 PM Posted in Etiquette and Advice 0 15
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Is it okay to send the "Information" card with the "Save the Date" card? The venue required rooms to be booked by 12/21/22 for our 2/04/23 wedding. Smiley love

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Latest activity by Marshaya, on August 5, 2022 at 10:36 PM
  • Cece
    Rockstar November 2022
    Cece ·
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    The information card and the save the date should all go with your invitations at the same time.
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  • R
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    Our information card went out with our invites but all of that info is also on our wedding website, the website was on the save the date. I was in a wedding a few yrs ago (there was not a wedding website and the info cards went out w the invites) but the groom's mom gave out the hotel block info to their whole family and friends well before the invites went out. The hotel booked up because their were various other events being held there that weekend and by the time the invites went out there were no rooms left in the block that was on the info card. The whole bridal party had to change hotels. So make sure at least your immediate family and bridal party get rooms in the block if needed and have some other hotels in mind in case yours sells out. Good luck!

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  • Ms Alex
    Beginner February 2023
    Ms Alex ·
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    Hmmm. It was my understanding The Save The Date Cards are to be mailed well ahead of the wedding invitations so that your guests know to "save the date" ... these cards also state "Formal Invitation to Follow"

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  • Ms Alex
    Beginner February 2023
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    Thankfully, having a February wedding and blocking enough rooms for guests has been taken care of. The only thing is they have to book before 12/21/22 for our 02/04/23 wedding. So, my thought was to include them with the Save The Date cards so guests had ample time to secure a hotel room. Also, I'm in FL ... so, even more reason for everyone to get the information sooner - I think???

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  • Ms Alex
    Beginner February 2023
    Ms Alex ·
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    Look What I Found from Martha Stewart ...

    "You Can Never Give Too Much Notice

    Save-the-dates typically go out three to four months prior to the wedding, but if guests are spread far and wide—or you're throwing a destination wedding—more time is better. No one will complain about having extra leeway to plan. Send invitations six to eight weeks beforehand, with an R.S.V.P. request of two to three weeks prior to the event so you can get a final head count.

    NOW: about those information cards?!!!

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  • R
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    Save dates do go out first sometimes as early as yr+ ahead of the event, the actual invite often doesn't go out until about 8-10 weeks from the wedding. I don't know if I have ever gotten a save the date with an info. card included but that is because often those details aren't ready when the save the dates go out. If you have that all sorted out and want to to include it with the save the dates I don't think its an issue. Happy planning!

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  • Michelle
    Rockstar December 2022
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    Put everything on one card.
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  • Paige
    Rockstar October 2022
    Paige ·
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    Save the dates usually go out 6-8 months ahead of time. We included a line on ours that said "for more information, please visit [wedding website link]." I made sure to have the website put together before sending the save the dates so all the relevant info guests would need ahead of time would be there (hotel block, ceremony/ reception times and locations, nearby airport, etc.). The website had a link to our hotel block that guests could book into. You could phrase a line on your save the dates like "for information on hotel blocks, locations, times, and more, please visit [wedding website link]" if you think guests won't get the hint without spelling it out.

    Detail cards are usually included in the invitation suite that goes out 6-8 weeks ahead of time. I'd recommend sending your invitations the Monday after Thanksgiving to avoid any delay with the holiday but still give your guests enough time to receive the invites and book a room.

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  • Grace
    Super February 2022
    Grace ·
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    It depends on when you mail your Save the Dates and Invites. I would send the "Information Card" with the Save the Date about 6 months prior to your wedding. I would also include the URL of your website on the Save the Dates, and duplicate the info from the "Information Card" your wedding website. This allows people to still find what they need to know even if they misplace their Info Card and/or the Save the Date.



    FYI- Due to the date of your wedding, your Invites will be going out at the same time as many people's Christmas/Holiday cards. They are likely to get lost or misplaced if you follow the normal timeline and mail them 6 weeks prior to the RSVP date. I would reccomend trying to get them sent mid-November to avoid this problem. If you do this, it will also mean your guests will receive both the STD and invite prior to the 2/21/22 deadline.
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  • Cece
    Rockstar November 2022
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    Oh my goodness, I am so sorry. I was thinking of RSVP cards 🤦🏼‍♀️ Yes, STDs go out well before your invitations. We sent out our STDs A year in advance because we are having a destination wedding, and we wanted to make sure we let everyone know well in advance so that they could save money, make travel arrangements, etc.
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  • Ms Alex
    Beginner February 2023
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    Thank you all for your wonderful help and suggestions Smiley smile

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  • Julija
    Devoted October 2023
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    Personally I’m not a fan of save the dates. We’re doing just one invitation with all the details that they will need to make life easier on us and make it so that we cut the cost of save the dates to put towards something else.
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  • Jacks
    Champion November 2054
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    I would send a link to a wedding website or a details card with the STD if you're worried about people having enough notice/information. STD's technically aren't really mandatory but I think with a DW, could be helpful. They are usually sent out about 6-8 months before the wedding. I wouldn't send a STD more than one year in advance because of potential for confusion of what year the wedding is in (it has happened).

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  • Gillian
    Dedicated October 2022
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    Your information/details should be with the formal invitation. This can be done on a separate card, or a web address for guests to use to read all the details online. Save the dates just have city/state and date. Formal invitations usually only have names, date, location and details card.
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  • Marshaya
    Dedicated April 2023
    Marshaya ·
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    I'll send STD as well as information cards together.
    Thank way ppl have enough time to plan accordingly.
    Happy Planning 😊
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