(Closed) Poll: Need thoughts on STD/invite timing

posted 6 years ago in Destination Weddings
  • poll: What kind of notice to guests for large destination wedding?
    One large invite sent 12 months in advance but no STD : (1 votes)
    6 %
    STD sent at 14 months out and detailed invite to follow at 12 months out : (8 votes)
    47 %
    Simple invite with detailed wedding website sent at 12 months out : (2 votes)
    12 %
    Other (explain) : (6 votes)
    35 %
  • Post # 3
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    7904 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    You need to send an STD immediately, and save the formal invitation until 2 months, yes TWO MONTHS, before the wedding.  THe STD should direct people to your website with all the necessary information to arrange their travel.  You can also send that with the STD in paper, but you still need to send your official invitation about 2 months before the wedding.

    Post # 4
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    1811 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I think that the best thing to do would be to send out a simple save the date that led to your wedding website.  That way you are free to mess around with your invites as changes are made and things are set in stone.  

    Post # 4
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    1811 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I think that the best thing to do would be to send out a simple save the date that led to your wedding website.  That way you are free to mess around with your invites as changes are made and things are set in stone.  

    Post # 6
    Hostess
    16215 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    I’d definitely send out a save-the-date as soon as possible, and it can link to your wedding website with more info. Or you can even include an info card for those who aren’t as computer savvy.

    I’d be careful sending the official invite out at 12 months because I think people will likely misplace it. I like the full invite at maybe 4-6 months out.

    Post # 7
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    1577 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I’d definitely wait till 6mo or less to send out the formal invites.  Just make your STD very detailed & include a lot of info on the website.  I’d send the STD at 14mo.  If you really want to send something in between, get some postcards from wherever your wedding will be & send a “reminder” to everyone around 9-10mo  to book their accommodations & say how excited you are… the postcards will likely stir excitement too ad they’ll have a photo (or photos) of your destination on them.  :o)

     

    Post # 9
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    7904 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    Invitations only go out about 2 months before the wedding because that keeps it fresh in people’s minds. I would send the information packets if necessary separately in advance if guests will need to mkae arrangements that far in advance.

    Post # 10
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    462 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    We did our STD’s one year in advance and invites are going out 6 months in advance. Here are our save the date Magnets that went out in Oct.

     

    Post # 11
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    12955 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I agree with brenda.m.fields.  Invites really should go out 2 months prior to the date so people don’t forget.  In your case, I’d send a STD soon, and maybe follow up in a few months?  Could you ask the place where you’d be getting accomodations to let you know when people book?  That way you’d know when each of your guests have actually made solid plans.    

    Post # 12
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    6124 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    @inspiredcreations:  

    The Save-The-Date Cards should be enough heads up for people to start booking things.  You are probably thinking the actual invitation intiates the purchase/booking of flights/cards, etc., but it does not.  The STD will – I’d make a veeeeery detailed wedding website with all this info. 

    So the STD can have the date/place, etc, but the website can be continually updated since you probably don’t have all your plans set in stone just yet.

    Post # 13
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    6124 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Very cute Darla!

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