I sent out save the dates a while ago. I've never been married before and I'm one of the first of my friends to get married and I thought it was the "thing to do." However, I'm getting a mixed response from people. Some people are not acknowledging them (which is fine, I didn't really expect to hear anything) but more people than I thought are very confused by them.
I sent them because so many of our friends and relatives are not only coming from out-of-town, but also have weird schedules (nurses, business-owners) so I figured it would give them some extra time to work on getting off. In retrospect, I wish I would have saved the dough (STAMPS! ARGH!) and not sent them.
What has been your experience? Did you send them? Are you planning on sending them? What's your reason for sending them?