Destination Wedding: When to send STD and Invite

posted 3 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: When to send STD and Invite
    STD 1 year in advance, Invite 6 months in advance : (3 votes)
    38 %
    STD 6 months in advance, Invite 2 months in advance : (1 votes)
    13 %
    STD 8 months in advance, Invite 4 months in advance : (4 votes)
    50 %
    Other (explain below) : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    3697 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    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
    355 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    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
    3217 posts
    Sugar bee

    @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
    31 posts
    • Wedding: July 2015

    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!

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