Post # 1
I am doing a destination wedding in Paris in August 2015. My wedding planner informed me that I will not be able to make book the chapelle expiatoire until the first of the year (January 2015). I was wondering if 8 months is enough time to send out definitive dates for invites taking booking plane tickets and other reservations into consideration. I have mentioned it to a lot of people that I’m inviting and they’re just waiting on definitive dates for booking flights, etc.
Other options for me would be to try the luxembourg gardens or musee rodin, however I worry about the weather since they will be outdoors.
This topic was modified 2 years, 5 months ago by lissthis. Reason: Spell Check! :/
Post # 2
lissthis: it depends on where peopl eare flying from. Coming from Canada, I think I would want more than 8 months notice – but then again, as long as I know I’m invited and it’s August 2015 I guess I could budget and preliminarily plan accordingly…
Post # 3
MsGinkgo: We will have the majority coming from Alaska (hey neighbor!), and some coming from Florida. So far I’ve noticed Icelandair is faster and cheaper for Alaskans, however not the same for Floridians. Thanks for your input!
Post # 4
lissthis: As someone who has been burned before by an over-eager bride who sent out save the dates for a wedding when she had not yet actually booked the venue and later changed her plans (I bought plane tickets because I assumed the save the date meant it was set in stone), I would approach this carefully. There are multiple ways to handle it depending on your guest list, but basically I would let your guests (or at least your VIPs) know immediately of your plans, but ask them not to do anything non-refundable until you book the venue. Then once you have it locked down, let them know that the plans are settled. This will allow them to budget the time and money, but not be locked in until you are.
Post # 5
@lissthis:how was it? Im having a small wedding in Paris and would like to know all the details 🙂