(Closed) Destination wedding invite timeline

posted 4 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

We did 17 months between getting engaged & the wedding. Sent save the dates 1 year ahead.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Good friends of ours did domestic DW about 5 hours from where bride grew up but cross country flight for all friends and groom’s fam. They got engaged, announced date/venue the next weekend, and had wedding 6 months later. It was huge and perfect. 

We’re doing more of a DW than that couple & in a pricier area. We told most guests the general month/year in march/April, told most guests the city in april, told most guests exact date/venue by end of may, save the dates will go out in June or July, a year before the wedding. most guests have said a year is enough notice. I’m not sure what’d be to little notice for them. 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I will have 13.5 months in between engagement and wedding. About 11 months out, we let everyone know we’re having a DW…..sent out invites about 4-5 months prior.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

We got engaged in March, sent STDs in April, sent the invites today and will have a wedding this July! We’re having a domestic DW though, only about an 8hr drive.

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

We did destination wedding.  Hubby proposed on our 2 year anniversary, and we decided that night that we would get married on our 3 year anniversary.  (easy way to never forget any dates hehe)
We knew we wanted to do destination so we told our close friends and family that week, so they could start saving up.  Then sent out official invites 3 months later.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@Honey_Rach:  so you sent in invites out about 9 months in advance (in may)? How did that work for you? Did you have any issues with guests losing the invites or thinking they were too early? What was your RSVP deadline and results?

Thanks. I’m still debating invite and rsvp timing. I’m sending save the dates at a year out and invites will be ready 9 months in advance, but I’d thought of waiting until January (6 months out) to send invites out for our July wedding. 

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I found sending them in May was plenty of time.  Everyone who wouldn’t miss it for the world was there, and that’s all i cared about.  We had 20 people come.  We booked everything as a group through Red Tag.  So in our invitation i gave all the information of who to get ahold of at Red Tag if they wanted to come.  So we actually didn’t even do an  RSVP, since our travel agent just e-mailed me a list of everyone who is coming.  Also, i’m not sure if you’ve looked at prices for group bookings or not…but you can get an EBB (early booking bonus) which i’m sure a lot of guests would love to have for booking well in advance. 

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@SarahP898:  We got engaged Dec 2012 and got married April 2013 so about 15 months we were engaged. People already knew before we were engaged that we wanted a destination wedding. We sent out our save the dates about a year before the wedding and people booked and made deposits about 10 months out from the wedding. We also had some last minute guests come for a total of 67 guests 🙂

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