Post # 1
i was just curious. i sent mine about 6 months before the wedding. since we are having a destination wedding, i was told that you need to do this and invitations become pointless a month or two in advance like for typical weddings.
so how far in advance did you send yours? (or plan to?)
Post # 3
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
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
- 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
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
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
- 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
We sent out save the dates at 9 months out and the invites will be at 5 months out.
Post # 10
I think the invitations don’t matter as much as the Save-The-Date Cards. We sent our Save-The-Date Cards 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
@kankanwed: I would agree with this. I’m planning on doing Save-The-Date Cards about 1 year in advance and then send invites out at a more normal/traditional length of time before the wedding.
Post # 12
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!