How much notice would you need to travel?

posted 2 years ago in Logistics
Post # 2
15019 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I think January sounds about right. The more notice, the better, imo, for a cross country trip.

Post # 3
812 posts
Busy bee

I sent mine a little less than a year since 95% of the guests and ourselves are traveling to the wedding site. 

Post # 4
164 posts
Blushing bee

When a friend got married in Nor Cal, we got our invite about 3 months before the wedding. <br /><br />For me, it was easy to request a day off last minute but I can see how this would be a problem for those who work in a corporate setting (like i do now).<br /><br />I think no less then 6 months notice would be nice. Maybe only send the first batch of save the dates those out of towners first?

Post # 5
9526 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

STDs in January sounds perfect!

Post # 6
1492 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

As soon as you can especially for those traveling. I think at least 6 months, but 8 months, is much better!

Post # 7
3653 posts
Sugar bee

If I had to fly, I’d prefer a year, if possible. I’m assuming that most guests would want to spend more than a weekend there, so would have to schedule to take off work. Also, I would think CA to ME travel would be costly, so guests would have to save-up.

My daughter’s StD were mailed 10 months before their weddings (only a few guests had to fly) and the website was on the StD (the websites had room block and travel information).

Post # 8
2704 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

spiffanee:  I would send them out as soon as possible. If I were a guest travelling for a wedding I would wan to know as soon as possible.

Post # 9
7292 posts
Busy Beekeeper

12 months minimum. I would especially want to know before xmas and new years so I don’t blow the budget on presents and to take advantage of holiday sales on websites like expedia.

Post # 10
544 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

If I have to fly there, I would like at least 6-8 months notice. I don’t need a year. 

Post # 11
42166 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

We are in the process of bidding for next year’s vacation right now. Vacation is granted by seniority and ony 2 people can be off at a time.

The amount of notice people will need is directly related to their ability to get vacation.

Post # 13
2551 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

spiffanee:  I’m sending all of mine out in November for a September 2015 wedding.  10 months seems like a perfect amount of time, that way they can check out all the information on our wedding site and plan way ahead, if needed. 

Post # 14
4750 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

spiffanee:  The earlier the better. That’s a big trip, and probably expensive for most people. Depending on your guest list, not only will many need to plan for the time off, but I’m sure many will need to plan for the cost as well.

Post # 15
17 posts
  • Wedding: May 2015

The earlier the better!!! Our wedding is May 01, 2015 in Dominican Republic. 300 STD’s went out 10/01/2013 invitations went out July 15th of this year. We are closing booking on Dec 01 of this year. 

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