Ever wonder how soon in advance to send save the dates? When planning an event, there are various important factors to be considered such as decorations, entertainment, music and food. One of the most important things to ensure is that you send out the save the date cards, save the date postcards or save the date magnets with plenty of time so that your guests would be able to plan and then attend the event.
Invitations for Hometown Affairs
If you are planning a local, simple event like a birthday party, save the date cards, save the date postcards or save the date magnets should be mailed out at least three months before the event.
Destination weddings or any other events that are held in far off in exotic or even remote locations require you to send out save the date cards, save the date postcards or save the date magnets much earlier than 3 months like a local event since it will involve significant travel. These type of save the dates should be sent out at least six months before the event.
Sending Save the Dates for Destination Weddings
The save the dates must be sent about six months before the event so your guests can arrange for time off, save money and gather the required travel documents and in some cases make arrangements for loved ones who need to stay home. It would also be important to keep guests updated through emails or even a wedding website.
Invites for Special Guests
If you plan to invite a special guest to your event such as someone who may need extra care to attend or someone who might have to travel from a very far location, you should send save the date cards, save the date magnets or save the date postcards at least eight months prior to the event. If required, you can send a separate save the date eight months before the event to such a guest.