Post # 1
We finally picked our resort and dates. We have been engaged for a almost a year now and the wedding is 10 months away. The wedding planner is requesting a deposit for the resort in 3 weeks. So should i have sent the invitations out… I just dont see a point to send invitations now if everyone has to be booked in by july 15 2012. I have no idea what im doing!!
Post # 3
Your guests have to book their rooms at the resort 8 months before your wedding (7/15/2012)? Do I understand that correctly?
I think more likely your wedding planner is asking for a deposit for your reception, to hold the space for you. Wedding invitations are generally not sent until 4-6 weeks before the wedding (maybe more if it’s a destination wedding).
Post # 4
this is what she sent me
Now you just need to contact your guests, give them my contact details, let them know our group rate is only good until the 15th of July and they need a deposit of $250 to lock in this low rate. We need to have 20 guest to have a group so as long as 20 guest booking 10 rooms confirm buy the 15th then we are all good to go!
Post # 5
That seems awfully early to me, but then again I’ve never been to a desination wedding.
I might try emailing her to let her know that guests have not been formally invited yet so a deadline which is two weeks away is too tight. See if she can get some wiggle room so you can send out at least Save-The-Date Cards.
Post # 6
I think the earlier the better is the best to be honest, I would at least send out save the dates with an insert advising of the hotel, and when it needs to be booked by, particularly if you are trying to secure a price for those that book.
Gives people time to put money aside, and get deposits paid early for flights and the hotel
Post # 7
@lily23: Wow, yeah, I agree with @Luv2BeachIt:, that’s really early! Definitely let her know you just decided on the location and you need more time. 3 weeks is no time to get 20 people to commit!
Post # 8
Invitations are sent 6-8 weeks ahead regardless of location. You could send another form of communication to them letting them know.
Is this booking to confirm a certain rate? Or is it to actually book your resort?
Post # 9
I’m assuming you haven’t sent save the dates or anything?? Thats definnitely something I would plan on doing for a destination wedding…I would totally ask for more time. I don’t think there’s any way you could get formal invitations out that early even if you wanted to.
Post # 10
When I looked into a destination wedding, they wanted final bookings a moth before… This is really early.
Anyway, I second sending a STD card with booking info. July 15th is in two weeks though, you night not get a lot of response if people weren’t aware ahead of time.
Post # 11
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
You can send the Save-The-Date Cards and a packet of booking info now if this woman is serious, which is NUTS, but you should wait until 8 weeks before the wedding to send the actual invitation.