(Closed) DW, how much notice?

posted 5 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
8879 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

9 months should be fine, but if you want give them plenty of notice, 1 year is ok too.

my mother received an invitation on friday for a november 9, 2013 DW.  they did not send Save-The-Date Cards, just the invitation.



Post # 4
1052 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Cedar Lake Cellars

9 months should be fine.  I think a year would be a little bit better though.

Post # 5
4062 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I say as soon as you have the deposit on the venue and a date set in stone. I don’t really think there is a thing as too much notice.

I’m getting married in Glasgow – Fiance and I live in the US, but his parents are still in Glasgow. We sent out STD’s as soon as we booke dthe venue – about 11 months prior to the wedding.


ETA: I just saw your date as May of 2015. If that is correct, I’d say send them any time after January of 2014

Post # 6
214 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I wanted to give everyone who we wanted to be a part of our Destination Wedding plenty of notice to request vacation time and things like that. We sent Save-The-Date Cards about a year out. My thought is the most advanced notice you can give the better. 

Post # 7
753 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I sent out STD a year early. 

Theinvitations got sent out 6 months. I wanted to give people plenty of time. I

Post # 9
10366 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

9 mo-1yr would be good. We just booked a 3-week non-refundable trip 9 months out for a vacation, so if we were told, say 9-10 months out, we’d still have a chance to decide whether to reschedule that trip in favor of coming to your wedding, for example. We usually don’t plan stuff that far in advance (it’s an Antarctic cruise, so it was a big vacation time sink for the entire year). So, under “normal” circumstances, 9 months would be fine.

Post # 10
5242 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@CeeBeeUK:  We told our guests one year in advance about our destination wedding. It was ample time for people to say yes or no and to decide their vacation time

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