(Closed) Destination Save the Dates – Possible Assumptions?

posted 7 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
1986 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I wouldn’t have even thought about this because I would never assume that my trip would be paid for.

So I would assume that they know they will pay their own way.

Post # 4
1962 posts
Buzzing bee

@Ronneykay: Why do you think people will assume you are paying for their vacay?  Or do you mean for like dinner/wedding events?

Post # 5
4336 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I think you should def include accomodation info. I didn’t have a Destination Wedding, but we included something like, “rooms are being held at x hotel for x dollars a night. call this number to reserve.” I don’t think anyone would think you are paying with that wording!

Post # 6
2084 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 1993

I sent out my STD’s for my Destination Wedding ages ago – noone assumed we were paying (luckily!)

Post # 7
1944 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

STD’s are just that, save the dates. You are letting people know of the date and most usually say “Formal Invitation to Follow”. If you have a wedding website, you can include that, where other information such as room rates will be. You normally don’t include any other info on an STD destination or not. It’s not needed, thats the purpose of the invite etc. With your VR 2 years away I’m sure people will be asking you questions if they have any.

Edit: I’ve been to a few Destination Wedding and NO ONE has ever assumed it was free.

Post # 8
235 posts
Helper bee

Ours looked just like plane tickets and not one signle persona ssumed they’d get a free flight, or hotel for that matter.  not even a discounted flight.  So I dont think you have anything to worry about! 🙂

Post # 9
1340 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

We are doing a cruise ship Destination Wedding and no one has assumed that we are paying their way. We are paying for some of our family members so they they can share in the fun, but they were told well in advance and asked to keep it between us, as not to upset other guests.

Post # 10
7295 posts
Busy Beekeeper

are you making a wedding website?  for a Destination Wedding, i would recommend it. at the very least, you can make a private fb group.  On the STD, you just need to state date and location and refert hem to your website for more details where you can have all the info about acommodations and travel and how to make reservations etc.

i would never assume you are paying for my trip to las vegas.

Post # 11
1489 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Ronneykay: Every Destination wedding I have been to, I never assumed that the Bride and Groom was paying for me to be there


Post # 12
3314 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’ve never assumed that the bride and groom would pay for my trip or accommodations to any wedding that I’ve been invited to no matter the distance.  Like the other ladies have said, include information in your wedding website as to local hotels or a hotel block if you have one set up.

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