Paris Elopment – When to Notify Guests

posted 3 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 2
Hostess
12279 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

lissthis:  it depends on where peopl eare flying from.  Coming from Canada, I think I would want more than 8 months notice – but then again, as long as I know I’m invited and it’s August 2015 I guess I could budget and preliminarily plan accordingly…

Post # 4
Member
771 posts
Busy bee

lissthis:  As someone who has been burned before by an over-eager bride who sent out save the dates for a wedding when she had not yet actually booked the venue and later changed her plans (I bought plane tickets because I assumed the save the date meant it was set in stone), I would approach this carefully.  There are multiple ways to handle it depending on your guest list, but basically I would let your guests (or at least your VIPs) know immediately of your plans, but ask them not to do anything non-refundable until you book the venue.  Then once you have it locked down, let them know that the plans are settled.  This will allow them to budget the time and money, but not be locked in until you are.

Post # 5
Member
3 posts
Wannabee
  • Wedding: September 2015

@lissthis:how was it? Im having a small wedding in Paris and would like to know all the details 🙂

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