(Closed) Save-the-Date/Invitation Advice for Cruise/Destination Wedding

posted 6 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Your save the date can be as informative as you want it to be.  We did passport save the dates for that reason… so we could distribute a complete booklet full of pertinent info.  Your save the date doesn’t have to just be a postcard with the date on it.. you can make it very detailed!  I wouldn’t suggest sending an invite this early.. if you do, will you have anything to send later to remind everyone about your wedding?  We’re waiting till about 2 months before the wedding date to send the official invitation.  We are sending a packet of brochures in a month or two though.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@TwinABee:  I would send out Save-The-Date Cards in april, and include a card with the information you already have. I would still wait to send out invitations until closer to the wedding. I think most people who are planning on going will call to find out more information for booking if they plan on going.

What exactly is the itinerary so far? Would it change based on the number of guests who attend? How early do they really have to book? An invitation to me says that everything is set in stone, and I find that hard to beleive if its still a year out.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I had the same concerns, in the end I am just getting save the date postcards sent out with date & location and more info will come later in the invite.  Its good you have a website, can you put the website URL on the save the dates or wont it be ready in time?

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I was just thinking I could set up a private fb page for those on fb for extra info but it probably is a bit tacky.  I wouldnt need to put it on the save the dates but invite people to join the fb event group after they were sent out. 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

We are also doing a cruise wedding! We decided to go the less informational route and sent a Save the Date with our website address on it so people had to go look for the information. We also printed the information for the three members of our family who aren’t very computer savvy.

We booked in May 2011 (19 months), sent the STD’s in September 2011 (15 months) and our invitations are going out in September 2012 (3.5 months) with a RSVP date of December 1, 2012 (1.5 months).

We are only inviting 75 people total and are expecting about 20-30 to actually sail with us. We are having colors (purple and teal) but the Save the Dates and Out of Town are cruise themed  complete with Carnival Sail and Sign Cards and the “FunTimes”. We wanted people to know we were doing a cruise wedding as soon as they opened the envelope.

 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

wow very organised :-), the luggage tags are a cool idea. 

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@TwinABee:  

 

A save-the-date doesn’t seem appropriate since those are so sparse on details.


For a destination wedding, you can send out Save-The-Date Cards 9-12 months in advance.  We had soooo many details that people needed to know, I ended up creating a very detailed weddinb website.  There are TONS of free websites out there.  I used http://www.mywedding.com.  I had a ton of questions too, so I made a FAQs page.

Then on the Save-The-Date Cards, I put the wedding website and “Invitation to follow.”  The front page of the website said when it is suggsted you book your lodging by as places fill up quickly.  The good think about a website is that you don’t have to know EVERY detail at that moment.  You can add a blog, indicate when there have been updates made, etc. 

People can book their tickets/etc before they get an invitation.

Post # 14
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Jumping into this thread Laughing

My dest. wedding is also April 2013 and we really haven’t put much thought into how to do our save the dates, but the passport idea is awesome!

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