Post # 1
We are having a wedding in Maui next summer and decided that because our family and friends already know the details std’s would be redundant(and save money)
So now we just want to send the actual invites ten months in advance. But how soon should we ask for the rsvp back? If we ask too early they might not know.
Post # 3
Ive heard for destinations 8 months is good to send and then at the 3 month mark the reply date.. But usually this is what the save the date is for. then you would just send invite out like normal.
Post # 4
- Wedding: March 2011 - The Viceroy
A lot of the details (exact timing or menu options for example) can change in 10 months time span, so I wouldn’t send out the invitations so early, plus I’d be worried about guests losing the invites or rsvps. If everyone already knows about the date & location you don’t need to send out save the dates at all. The invitations for destination weddings I have received have come at 3-6 months before.
Post # 5
I would send out STD’s thats what they are for. If you send out invites now people will loose them & forget. A STD is a reminder they can stick it on the fridge and 2-3 months before the wedding they get the invite.
Post # 6
We had lots of people come in from overseas (essentially we were a Destination Wedding as well – though we live here). We sent out invites 7 months in advance and had the RSVP date 2.5 months in advance. That gave us ample time to chase up late RSVPs and people were happy they got a good flight deal that early.
Post # 7
I’d do Save-The-Date Cards and send out invites about 6 months early or so.
Post # 8
I sent the STD’s 10 months ahead of the wedding (etiquette will tell you 1 year). Then my actual invites went out in June (3 months ahead of time) and my RSVP is August 1st. I figured giving them a month and a half will allow people to really know if they can make it or not and check in with vacation and budget.