Post # 1
Mine’s not a typical destination wedding. I live in NY and that’s where we’ll be married, and where all my family/friends live so no issues there. But, FI is originally from UK and his family/friends are scattered all over Europe (UK, Ireland, Poland, Norway, Spain….the list goes on!)
We’re trying to entice people to come to our wedding using NYC and hoping most people will make a big vacation out of it. But, we all know NYC Is ridiculously expensive hotel and site-seeing wise, AND it’s expensive to travel from Europe to America, especially during peak summer season (which is when we’re hoping to marry!)
I want them all to have ample time to plan/save because I really want as many of his side there as possible, but how far in advance should we send them STDs?..I don’t want it to be so early that they forget or think it’s weird, but is a year enough time to save for a trip to NY and book vacation time off work? Year and a half?
We will be making a wedding website and as soon as we book a venue/pick a date it’ll be up there, but I’d like to also send out something more formal!
Post # 3
My wedding is similar to yours…it’s where I live, but about 75-80% of my guests have to travel in. We sent them in mid-June for a mid-March wedding.
If you haven’t picked a date (and signed a contract solidifying it), you probably shouldn’t send the STDs yet though! Wait until that detail is done, then send them.
Post # 4
9-12 months out is when you send the STDs typically for a destination wedding. You do need to know the actual date though to send them out. You don’t have to have all the logistics ironed out though, but usually the venue is booked, and that determines the date.
I created a wedding website that helped guests know when to book tickets/hotels/etc. and that went on my STD too (which was continually updated).
Post # 5
@MrsCreeToBe: I think for those guests who have to travel further you should send the STDS earlier, we sent ours out 12months out, obviously you shouldnt do earlier as people could confuse the year :-). But I think in order for people to book holidays, save etc they do need plenty of time.
Post # 6
We just sent ours out June so about ten months out. Most of our guest are out of town but it’s a few hours away, and Fi family scattered in the south and west coast. Since you are international guest I would send them out as early as possible.