Post # 1
I am doing my Save the Dates for a destination Vow Renewal In Las Vegas.
I am worried that people may assume we are paying for everyone, which is so not true. Do you think people will know that they are responsible for their own way?
Sorry, never had a destination event before. This is just for the STDs, then when I actually do the invitations, should I include accomodation informations?
Any help would be great!
Post # 3
I wouldn’t have even thought about this because I would never assume that my trip would be paid for.
So I would assume that they know they will pay their own way.
Post # 4
@Ronneykay: Why do you think people will assume you are paying for their vacay? Or do you mean for like dinner/wedding events?
Post # 5
I think you should def include accomodation info. I didn’t have a DW, but we included something like, “rooms are being held at x hotel for x dollars a night. call this number to reserve.” I don’t think anyone would think you are paying with that wording!
Post # 6
I sent out my STD’s for my DW ages ago – noone assumed we were paying (luckily!)
Post # 7
STD’s are just that, save the dates. You are letting people know of the date and most usually say “Formal Invitation to Follow”. If you have a wedding website, you can include that, where other information such as room rates will be. You normally don’t include any other info on an STD destination or not. It’s not needed, thats the purpose of the invite etc. With your VR 2 years away I’m sure people will be asking you questions if they have any.
Edit: I’ve been to a few DW and NO ONE has ever assumed it was free.
Post # 8
Ours looked just like plane tickets and not one signle persona ssumed they’d get a free flight, or hotel for that matter. not even a discounted flight. So I dont think you have anything to worry about! 🙂
Post # 9
We are doing a cruise ship DW and no one has assumed that we are paying their way. We are paying for some of our family members so they they can share in the fun, but they were told well in advance and asked to keep it between us, as not to upset other guests.
Post # 10
are you making a wedding website? for a DW, i would recommend it. at the very least, you can make a private fb group. On the STD, you just need to state date and location and refert hem to your website for more details where you can have all the info about acommodations and travel and how to make reservations etc.
i would never assume you are paying for my trip to las vegas.
Post # 11
@Ronneykay: Every Destination wedding I have been to, I never assumed that the Bride and Groom was paying for me to be there
Post # 12
I’ve never assumed that the bride and groom would pay for my trip or accommodations to any wedding that I’ve been invited to no matter the distance. Like the other ladies have said, include information in your wedding website as to local hotels or a hotel block if you have one set up.
Post # 13
thanks Bees:) I was pretty sure that they wouldn’t assume, but had to ask…
We are having a hosted bar and cocktail reception but that will be on the invitation. we are going to take a research trip out there to look at the chapels, but I think I’m sold on one, just not sure. Want to check it out first;)
My mind is at ease now:)