(Closed) NEED EXPERT OPINIONS – destination wedding what to do about the invitations?

posted 9 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
3344 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I think you got cut off…..

Post # 5
10218 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

@bbell: sounds perfect to me actually :D.. the only thing I didn’t notice is when you send out the formal invites to your guests attending the Hilton Head ceremony… I think those should go about 6-8 weeks before your ceremony.

Post # 7
156 posts
Blushing bee

sounds great πŸ™‚

Post # 8
97 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

What a lot of people do is send out STD’s (I’m sending mine 10-12 months in advance because my wedding is in Spain) and then depending on rsvp’s possibly send out a reminder postcard which is easy to make at vistaprint.com  I would send the invites for the reception about 6 weeks in advance.

Post # 9
3344 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’m going to agree with Crebre and say that I think you should also send an invitation for those invited to the intimate ceremony (even those who say they will not be attending).

Post # 10
948 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018 - Coyaba Resort, Montego Bay

I like your plan!  πŸ™‚   & I really like the way that Mrs. Mary Jane worded their announcements.  It will depend on when your home reception is – if it is a couple of months after the wedding, wording like this would work : http://www.weddingbee.com/2009/10/02/our-announcement-design-a-compromise/ 

I can’t remember what ours said, but is was something to the effect of “Come celebrate our marriage” or something equally creative like that πŸ˜‰

Post # 11
305 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010 - Wyndham Sugar Bay Resort, St. Thomas

We sent out our Save-The-Date Cards around 8 months before the wedding and the formal invites 6 months before, just to give everyone time to save and plan. By the time we sent out the invites though, most of our guests had actually booked their trips, so the invites were more of a formality. I know we didn’t really follow the proper timeline, but it worked well for us. Good luck!!

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