(Closed) EARLY invitations….

posted 8 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
3539 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

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
247 posts
Helper bee
  • 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
3219 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

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
2781 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

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
14186 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I’d do Save-The-Date Cards and send out invites about 6 months early or so.

Post # 8
256 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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.

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