(Closed) Invitations and Save the Dates… in reverse?

posted 8 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
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376 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Hi! 

We sent our Save-The-Date Cards in March, for our October wedding in Mexico. They included the date, resort name, and our wedding website address. We also are having a small wedding, and I only sent 35 Save-The-Date Cards. Basically, I sent them to get the wedding site address out there. Also, because they’re pretty :). 

Shortly afterward, when I knew people had recieved them, I sent an email to everyone attending with more info on airfare (good prices we’d found, when we were flying, etc) and another link to our website. 

Our invites went our in June. I asked RSVPs to be back to me by the end of August, since the rooms needed to be reserved by Sept 1. So far, I’ve only recieved RSVPs for about 1/2 our guests. Some (like our parents!) haven’t responded but I know that they’re attending. 

I will be sending another email in about a month (so 1 month before RSVPs due and the resort would like the rooms reserved by). I’ll include more info on things like how to get from the airport to the hotel, restaurant reviews, etc. I will ask everyone to respond to confirm that they are, indeed, attending. 

2 mo RSVP is great because your guests should know by then if they’re attending!

Post # 4
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7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I think your idea sounds great!

I feel like yuor post is a little bit of a riddle… are you by chance getting married in Ireland? With a St Patty’s Day RSVP date?

Post # 5
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383 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I think that would work well! Who cares about the traditional order? Go with what works for you!

Post # 7
Bee
2362 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden

I actually think your idea makes a lot of sense for your situation

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