This is our invite suite. (Squee!) We're doing digitally printed save-the-dates, while the invites, RSVPs, and rehearsal dinner inserts will be letterpressed.
Our wedding is in May 2014 but it's out of town for everyone but my fiance's family. It's about a two-hour drive for my family, but we have guests on the West Coast, in Texas, and four in Scotland, all of whom will require some advanced travel plans if they can attend.
1) Do you think nine months out is sufficient/too much for sending the save-the-dates?
2) Should we indicate who will have a plus-one on the save-the-dates? There is no inner envelope, so I'm not sure how to address that, and I've heard "[Name] + Guest" on the outer envelope is gauche. Although ... who knows anymore ... just read a Brides magazine where they recommended including your Honeyfund info on the invite ...