Problem: you don’t know when to send them.
This is actually a good question as save the dates are a relatively recent trend and not all couples send out save the dates.
So, when do you send out save the date cards?
Well, it is important to LET YOUR GUESTS KNOW YOUR WEDDING DATE ASAP.
Because some of your guests may be planning a vacation, work schedules, or those that have to travel may want to book their accommodations and flights asap to save money.
With this in mind, you should send your save the dates out as soon as you know your date and venue, but 6-12 months prior to your date is a reasonable timeframe.
Just remember that it will likely take a few weeks to have your save the date cards made and delivered so try to order your them at least a month or two prior to when you’d like to send them.