Post # 1
I am getting married July 1, 2012. It is a semi-destination wedding (still in Canada, just about a 12 hour drive from home). I know that there are two other weddings besides mine that weekend and the discounted rooms will be booking up fast. We can’t afford to send out STD’s and invites, so how early can I send the invites out?
Post # 3
I think any longer than 3 months out, and you run the risk of it being so long that people forget about it. Have you thought about using an e.mail std and word of mouth, just so people can be warned about the hotel rates?
Post # 4
I have thought about e-mail, and I have been trying to spread the word, but I’m worried that email would be tacky and that I will be forgetting someone…
Do you think that people would really forget about it even if they had their rooms and travel booked?
Post # 5
@Cdoonan: i would hope people wouldn’t forget! but i know if i received an invite say 6 months out, i’d put it aside and not think about booking my hotel right away, thinking i still had loads of time. if i received an evite/email that warned about the popularity of the hotel, i’d probably book the hotel asap.
Post # 6
I did a sort of save the date. I used Wedding Wire to send out an email to collect addreses from people. It served a few purposes:
1) A “Hey, there’s a wedding coming up” notice
2) A ” How about you start thinking about booking a hotel room” notice
3) A “check out our website” push
4) Finally, it was a great way to collect addresses I needed for the invites anyway.
Post # 7
That’s a great idea! I think we will do that! Thanks katsupgirl
Post # 8
Vistaprint has 30 free save the dates –
I think you could send out something really simple – it’d give guests a headsup.
Post # 9
Is there any way you could send out email STD’s? My mom emailed her Out of Town relatives like “how’s it going, look, Joy2011 got engaged! check out their website!” (which had the wedding date on it.)
I think even 3 months for a wedding invitation is pushing it. I know that we brides think that everyone should plan their lives around us 😉 but in reality, if most people get an invitation 3 months in advance, they’ll look at it, go, “oh, that’s nice,” and forget about it!
Post # 10
You can probably get free save the dates from vista print . com that is where I got mine. I only had to pay shipping. That would be maybe $20.00 or so, look into that.