Post # 1
How much notice is appropriate for a destination wedding? My FH is from UK location A, I’m from US location B (West Coast) and we live in UK location C. We’d like to tie the knot in C, it’s the city where we met, where we’ve started to build a life, and where many of our friends are. However, we’d love to have people from A and B join us there.
My friends and family are pretty dispersed but mostly frequent travellers so passports aren’t an issue. I know a Destination Wedding is a huge expense / inconvenience but I’d love to give people the option to share their day with us.
Any thoughts? Is sending Save-The-Date Cards 9 months in advance okay?
Post # 3
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
- Wedding: June 2014 - Cedar Lake Cellars
9 months should be fine. I think a year would be a little bit better though.
Post # 5
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
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
I sent out STD a year early.
Theinvitations got sent out 6 months. I wanted to give people plenty of time. I
Post # 8
@Glasgowbound: Glasgow, that’s awesome! I’m in EDI! The date was pretty arbitrary but a long discussion this weekend makes me think that we might try for sooner. We are in the fun pre-engaged bit, talking about potential options but not having to make decisions so perhaps we’re entirely unrealistic.
Post # 9
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
@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