(Closed) Calling all Destination Wedding Brides!

posted 8 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
9129 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@Theonetime:  If you have already signed your venue contract and set the date, I would send out STDs now so people can start saving and planning for it.

We sent out STDs a year in advance because people would need to book flights and hotels and plan to take time off work.  We sent invitations out 10 weeks early, again because it’s a destination wedding.  The STDs noted the city where the wedding is taking place as well as the date of the wedding and our wedding website information (with tips on hotels and local attractions.)

Post # 4
4111 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

We sent out Save the Dates as soon as we had the venue/date officially booked – about 11 months out. Like PP, it had the city where the wedding was happening, the date and the wedding website (which had all the info about hotels, flights, visas/passports, activites, etc). We sent out invites about 3 months out I think

Post # 6
2562 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I am sending out save the dates one year in advance.  They have the date, city, and website info on them.  On the website I have transportation and accomodation info.  I was thinking of sending invites 4-6 months in advance but not sure exactly.

Post # 8
2066 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

we sent out StDs out last January and our wedding is this upcoming February. We did a postcard and on the front it had our wedding date and the location. on the back it had our wedding website information and contact information for our travel agent. It worked out really well, I think. Gave people lots of time to book. We have around 85 people coming.

We sent our invitations at the end of August and put an RSVP deadline of October 31. We mostly know who is coming and who is not but that is just to ensure there are no last minute stragglers we don’t know about.

Post # 9
5285 posts
Bee Keeper

@Theonetime:  We sent out save the dates as emails one year before our wedding. It included the dates and cost for the resort as well as our wedding planners contact info. WE then sent invites about 2 months before the actual wedding to all confirmed guests and it had a website on it that we made that let them know information about the hotle and the wedding timeline. I think it worked best this way and we didnt have to spend tons of money on elaborate invites for people who wouldnt even be coming

Post # 11
5285 posts
Bee Keeper

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@Theonetime:  We did our different because we wanted to know numbers right away since we got a special discount rate if the people coming put down a down payment by a ceratin date. We had about 50 confirmed guests 9 months from the wedding and we had a few people book closer to the wedding on there own. I think there are many ways to do it but its best to know by a certain date whether people can make it or not for planning and budgeting purposes

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