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posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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 # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@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
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Sugar bee

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
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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
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Sugar bee

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
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • 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.

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