(Closed) destination wedding dilemmas

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
1749 posts
Bumble bee

@soon2beMrsMills:You can send the invites 2 months before the big day but I would send save the dates right away. Please make sure your venue date is set in stone and contracts are signed before sending them. You don’t want people to begin booking flights and you have to change the wedding date to be flexible for a vendor or venue. As far as people sending emails about an invitation, that’s the least of your concerns. Most people will not be able to afford to come so you can send an invitation to be nice. Some people enjoy Destination Wedding because they don’t want to feed hundreds of random people that have expectaions of being invited:0) 

Post # 4
3572 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

A lot of people had to travel for our wedding, so we put our website address at the bottom of the save the date.  On the website we had all kinds of travel information, so people could book their rooms/flights well before they received the formal invitation.

Post # 6
7295 posts
Busy Beekeeper

if people want to book, by all means tell them too!  i had tons of people tell me they were coming to my Destination Wedding, but when it came to booking, they backed out, lol.  So i would have much preferred the “problem” of people wanting to book early!  You should have all the info on a website and most people should be booked well before 2 months out.  So sending the invites at any time is more of a formality.  My travel agent sent out an email invite with all the details immediately after i sent the Save-The-Date Cards.  Then I sent my invites about 5-6 months before the wedding.  Its not like a local wedding where you need to only send them 1-2 months in advance.

Post # 7
2747 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

A lot of my family and friends are already asking where to book, BUT I am not holding my breath.  The lower the expectations, the less you will be disappointed!

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