Post # 1
Please help! We are considering getting married in Europe (my family is in the states and his is in Asia, so this is a halfway point). How far in advance do we need to tell people, given that they have to buy an expensive ticket? How many months in advance do I need to send save the dates? I don’t want to be a jerk and do it too late. We want to marry next summer. thanks in advance!
Post # 2
Have you considered using a wedding planning service? They’re able to help arrange travel and accommodations, and they should have the answers to these questions.
I know of a few if you’re interested. They’re in Prague. I haven’t worked with them, but I have followed them for a while. Even if you don’t hire any of them, their websites might answer some of your questions, give you ideas, and show you things you may need to consider.
Post # 3
I would be very interested, thank you! Prague is one of the places at the top of our list, so it’s very relevant!
Post # 4
- Wedding: September 2014 - lotusresidence.com
Hi there, I’d start telling people asap to allow them to start saving etc. We were getting married in Asia with lots of family having to come over from Europe, we gave people about 8 months notice and it did mean some people were unable to attend. I think a year ahead is ideal for the big trip people have to make.
I had a friend who got married in NZ who let us know 1.5 year ahead that they were going to get married in Jan 2014, she had lots of family from the US and UK. The save the date and exact date followed later, but it was great for us to get the heads up well in advance so we could start saving and make sure not to make other plans in that period.
Have fun planning!
Post # 6
Ok, I’ll send the information to you in a message.
Post # 7
As soon as we locked in our venue and date we started telling people.. basically like 14 months notice by word of mouth, email, FB etc. We have more than 70% of our guests give verbal confirmation which was great. Now the wedding is 8 months out and we are just sending out the Save-The-Date Cards.. I’m planning to send formal invites in January (4 months out)..
I think work with you guests, if they are the unorganised types then heaps of notice and “gentle” reminders will probably be better than going with what “convention” is. Good luck!