Post # 1
My Fiance and I recently decided that we are going to do a Destination Wedding in mexico on the beach. In an ideal world, how much time do you think you would need to start saving for a trip if you decided to go? We would like to get married next summer, but Im not sure if thats enough time for our guests to plan it out. So what do yall think? How far in advance should we send out save the dates?
Post # 3
We are sending ours out this month so 11 months in advance because
It’s a holiday weekend–memorial
It’s Destination Wedding for all my guests except for his parents and his siblings
So I thought I would give guests plenty of time to save/plan ahead/etc
Post # 4
I sent mine out in mid/late December for a late July wedding, so about seven months. We had a pretty small list, so I had my responses back by the end of February and got everyone booked in March when I found good deals.
By The Way, where in Mexico will you be going?
Post # 5
You guys did way better than I did. I sent ours out end of April for an October wedding. Its only Vegas, so hotels are plentiful, and it isnt a far trip for anyone. Still, you guys are on the ball!! 🙂
Post # 6
I was just thinking about this… We decided on getting married here, which is a destination for pretty much all our family and friends, and I was wondering how far out we should send Save-The-Date Cards when we have a date, etc. If it were me, though, and I needed to save up to attend a Destination Wedding, I would want as much time as possible to plan for it financially and otherwise. At least a year, if possible.
Post # 8
Traditionally 6 months is the minimum amount of time so that is the normal standard I hold to when planning a wedding.
Post # 9
Ours went out 13 months in advance, so everyone had plenty of time to plan/save if they want to come.
Where in Mexico? I’ll be a Playa del Carmen bride.
Post # 10
Thanks for the responses ladies! I want to make sure people have enough time to save if they want to go!
We are going to have the wedding in either cozumel or cancun. We are visiting this july to check out some places!!! Im so excited.
@superkate-Are you getting married on a resort? That seems like the easiest thing to do.
Post # 11
You could also send an email out to everyone that you are 100% sure are invited as soon as you book the place. That way, they have the date. I would send out STD’s 10-12 months in advance if you are planning a Destination Wedding wedding out of the country, because of passports. *I* have a passport, but when we were talking about having a Destination Wedding wedding, I realized less than half of my family has them! Also, some people have to renew their’s if they are expiring, and those things can take time. In country, I would still do 8-10 months–I plan my vacation days way out 🙂
Post # 12
Yup, we’re getting married at the Royal/Gran Porto Real. They are two sister resorts that offer different options for your guests.
I think it is the easiest thing to do. I think you have to go in realizing that you cannot control every aspect of you wedding if you’re at a resort. If you’re OK with that, I think it is a great option.
Post # 13
- Wedding: July 2010 - Anela Garden Chapel & Japanese Cultural Center, Honolulu
since airplanes start booking tickets 330 days before the actual flight, that’s when we sent ours out. though no one really bought their tickets until like, 6 months out..
Post # 14
@superkate- Yeah, I was honestly getting really overwhelmed with all the decisions and cost of having a large wedding here that I was seriously considering eloping. But then I realized I wanted to have my immediate family and close friends there to celebrate with us. So I am ready to give up a lot of control to have a nice, intimate, relaxing beach wedding! We probably wont have more than 40 people there and I am soooo happy about that
Post # 15
Mine are going out 12-13 months in advance. The wedding is in South Dakota, all of my family will be traveling about 500 miles, but my friends will be coming mostly from California. They don’t have tons of loot, so I wanted to give them as much time as possible to save up if there was any chance they’d be able to make it.