(Closed) how early did you send out your invitations for destination wedding?

posted 11 years ago in Destination Weddings
  • poll: how many months in advance did you send your invites for your destination wedding

    0 - 3 months

    4 - 5 months

    6 - 7 months

    8 - 9 months

    10 months and up

  • Post # 3
    16 posts

    I’m planning my sister’s destination wedding in August 2011 and we’re planning on sending them out in January 2011. Is that crazy? Its in Hawaii, which is pretty expensive so we considered that people might have to save up, look for deals, make arrangements at work, etc.

    Post # 4
    22 posts
    • Wedding: April 2011

    i just sent mine out today actually!!! wedding is april 16 in grand cayman but i gave out save the dates in june i think

    Post # 5
    456 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2010 - Al Cielo / La Laguna

    I sent ours out 8 months in advance so that people had time to save $$. Then about a month before we left we sent little getting ready to go packages to each guest with information they would need for the trip/wedding along with little goodies to help get them excited:

    Pre-Wedding Packages For Our Guests

    Post # 6
    2 posts
    • Wedding: March 2011

    We sent out the Save-the-Dates 9 months before (thinking that if you can plan for the arrival of a baby in that time, you can plan to attend a wedding!). The invites were sent with 4 months to go. 

    Post # 7
    1776 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Crap! I think I’m behind on this. I was going to send out save the dates in January and then the invites in April. Should I just skip the save the dates and send invites? Its a Destination Wedding but still in the states and we told everyone in the family.

    Post # 8
    320 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2010 - Ocean View Villas/Jasmine Seafood Restaurant

    We sent out save the dates 1 year in advance and invitations 3 months in advance so people could plan their summer vacations and save up the money. 

    Post # 9
    20 posts
    • Wedding: June 2011

    We sent out save the dates at 9 months out and the invites will be at 5 months out.

    Post # 10
    103 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I think the invitations don’t matter as much as the STDs. We sent our STDs out 1 year before the date exactly and followed up with our wedding website which was updated constantly with details for travel & accommodations. The invites are just a formality.

    Post # 11
    1260 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    @kankanwed: I would agree with this. I’m planning on doing STDs about 1 year in advance and then send invites out at a more normal/traditional length of time before the wedding.

    Post # 12
    342 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I sent a STD exactly 9 months before our wedding, and the invitations should go out next week, which is exactly 4 months prior to the wedding.  I guess I didn’t give everyone as much planning time, but we got engaged 11 months prior to the wedding, and we then decided the desitiation wedding after getting engaged, and I really did zero planning prior to getting engaged.  I feel there is no rhyme or reason and any way you do it will work out great.  It’s your thing, and it will be great! 

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