You've set a date... Now its time to get your friends and family in the loop. This pre-invitation mailing officially announces your wedding date and lets guests know that they will be invited to your big day.
As destination weddings and three-day weekends have become more standard, so have save-the-dates. And if you're marrying during high-travel times like a holiday weekend or over summer, a save-the-date is an expected courtesy.
Save the Dates can be sent anytime between 6 and 18 months ahead of your wedding.