Post # 1
I live in Maui and am getting married here next March. We are using (fantastic) vintage Hawaii postcards as our STDs. Lots of people are coming from the mainland U.S. where I’m from and Europe where FI is from, but many guests also live here.
I want to give the out of town guests lots of notice so that they can make hotel and travel arrangements, so I planned on sending the STDs out by the beginning of May.
My question is, should I send them to the Maui guests at the same time as the out of town guests, or wait a few months? Is May 08 too early to send them out even to the out of towners for March 09 wedding? I put out wedding website on the cards so that people can acces the travel resources we’ve put together.
Mahalo (thank you!) for your help!
Post # 3
Send them to all of your guests at the same time. I have family that is local and if they would have gotten a bit offended if I send them to other people versus them. Also, this way you only have to prepare one set of STDs versus two seperate mailings.
Post # 4
For STDs I would say 6 months is plenty of time. Anything sooner and it may be forgotten. It’ll be difficult for people to find any airline deals sooner than 6 months out anyway. Just my 2 cents.
Post # 5
Hi there! I had the same situation (but I’m an Oahu girl)…I sent everything out same time. In part ’cause of what babagrlshell said (don’t wanna offend anyone unintentionally), but also ’cause I feared that some locals might make plans to go to the Mainland when I wanted them to be here!
I sent mine out in Jan ’06 for a May ’07 wedding…which was perhaps not the smartest thing, ’cause a couple uncles/aunties thought it was "this" May, not "next" — good thing they all had kids to point out the year written on the card. So I think you’ll be good w/ your time line.
Yeah, they might not be able to book flights, but in my experience, some of my friends need the time to save the money to afford a trip here, so the year+ advance notice really helped them save up $ and vacation time.