Post # 1
I’m thinking 1 year in advance for STD, and 6 months for the invite? I want to give enough notice so guests can plan and save…
I also don’t want it to be too early… any suggestions from bees who’s had or will be having a destination wedding also?
I’ve also added a poll. =)
Post # 3
Send the invites as soon as you have booked a venue and thus have a definite date set.
Send out invitations 3-4 months out. No more than that. Many people at 6 months out still won’t know if they can attend or not. I sent my invitations the last week of April, rsvp’s were due June 1, wedding was August 12.
Post # 4
I would give them as much time as possible. I usually start planning my big vacations & my travel schedule around a year in advance. If I’m going to take off a few days for a destination wedding, I’d like to make sure I have enough time of/money for it before I book other travel because I’d make going to the wedding a priority over other vacations.
Post # 5
@weddingbee098: Regardless of where your wedding is, invites are still properlly sent at 6-8 weeks before the event.
Though in practice, your guests will already be aware of your event, and will possibly have had to make travel arrangements before this.
Post # 6
I am having a full proper destination wedding where my guests have to drive 6 hours, then fly for another 6.5 hours to Phuket, Thailand. (Getting married 8th July 2014)
I sent my Save the Dates 1 year in advance and included an info sheet on the resort so people could book accommodation early.
Im sending my invites in early January – 7 months in advance, as the RSVP date is 21st February as the resort needs FULL and FINAL numbers 4 months in advance. I found this odd and i feel really strange sending invitations so early, but its required!