(Closed) Destination wedding – Invite & STD timing ?

posted 6 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper

I did a wedding website and I am in Australia and all of our guests used and loved it so I wouldn’t dismiss that just because it isn;t common practice. Most of our guests appreciated the information we put into the website.

I sent out our STD’s at the 12 month mark but we let family and close friends know asap that the wedding will be overseas. We sent out invite out at the 3 month mark and had an RSVP at 8 weeks out (so we could get final numbers for the 6 week mark). We luckily only had to chase 3 guests.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I’m having a destination wedding as well.  I sent out a postcard STD 11 months before my wedding date.  The STD listed the date and location, and a link to my wedding website for more information.  The site contains lodging, flight, travel information, etc. etc.  This allows them to make travel plans in advance.

I will still send out invites around 3 months, I think.  🙂

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper

@Nic01:  If anyone thinks you are showing off that there problem but believe me most peole will be grateful and it will cut down the phone calls (you will still get some) about accommodation etc.

We invited around 70 guests and had 32 attend. It was a great number 🙂

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@Nic01:  I’m from NZ and I’m doing a website also, I just send out the url this week to guests and have gotten lots of good feedback so far so I do think they are becoming more popular downunder.  I sent out Save-The-Date Cards a year before (its in April next year) and I will send out the invites in about 2 months.  My wedding will be in Thailand so I need to have lots of info.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I only am having a lil over 40 guests at mine so I didn’t send out Save-The-Date Cards.  We are just having immediate family and close friends so I called everyone after we set the date and told them when and where so they could make arrangements to be off if they were planning on attending.  I also have a wedding website which I’ve gotten lots of positive feedback on.  Everyone likes that all the info is in one spot for them.

 

I just sent my invites out Monday and gave my guests the option of mailing back their RSVPs or doing it online. 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@Nic01:  I think so, you choose how you want to do it.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Im in Australia and we have a website too. We sent out website STD/RSVPs a year before – we know a lot of our friends aren’t high income earners and wanted to make sure everyone knew early. We sent STD postcards from the destination 6 months out, and I’m sending the formal invites next week – we pretty much know whether 80% of the guests are coming or not but still going to send it out and direct everyone to give us final responses.

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We ended up not sending Save-The-Date Cards but sent out invitations about 6 months before (small wedding of 40 people so everyone pretty much knew the date already).

We also had a website but almost NO ONE bothered to visit this. We thought this would be a good idea – guests need not ask us where to stay, where to eat, how much cab fare was, schedule for the day etc. but in the end, listing all this information there was just a waste of our time. People still emailed/called/visited us and asked us such questions..

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