(Closed) Destination Weddings: Invites?

posted 8 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
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Busy bee

Ah I am so glad you posted this b/c I have no idea either and have been wondering

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I sent my invites in February for a May DW wedding. 🙂

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

My wedding is destination and our invitations are going out 4 months ahead.

Why? Even though we sent out save the dates and people know that the wedding is destination, I want to be sure I give my family, friends and guests the curtousy of plenty of time to plan, save the funds, ask time off work, reserve accommodations, book plane tickets, and more.

Also, I have heard SO many brides recently complain that they sent out their invites 2 months ahead like tradition says, and people’s invites got lost or delayed in the postal system and people weren’t getting them until after the wedding so they were facebook inviting everyone at the last minute. The mail system can be unpredictable at times and I want to be sure that even if there is a delay my guests get the invite with plenty of notice still.

Plus, one more thing done and off the to-do list. Why wait?

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

And I also read recently that plane tickets tend to be least expensive 4 months out (especially for locations abroad). I figure the more time to plan, the better and more economic friendly for everyone.

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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I sent my invites out in Feb for my June semi-destination wedding (Its a 3 hr drive for most guests, but at the beach so many will be booking hotels and making a weekend vacation out of it). So far I haven’t heard of anyone losing or forgetting about the invite and with our RSVP deadline in a week we’ve already heard back from 75% so I think we’re doing pretty good.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We sent ours three months in advance, and asked for rsvps with a due date of two months in advance.  Save the dates were sent out four months in advance.

Post # 11
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: March 2006

I design Destination Wedding Invitations and I tell all the brides I deal with to send out their wedding invitations as soon as possible. I sent my invitations ten months before the event so people could plan ahead and SAVE for the trip!! I wouldn’t hold off.. I would send them out soon!

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Buzzing bee

We sent out our STDs a year in advance and will probably send the invites four months in advance. I think that gives people enough time to decide on their plans. 

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