Post # 1
I just booked our wedding ceremony in Las Vegas on May 24th, 2014. This date just happens to be the Saturday of Memorial weekend. We have to have all arrangements finaled and paid for 30 days in advance so I’ll need a head count then also.
Should I skip Save-The-Date Cards and immediately send out invitations? Or if I send Save-The-Date Cards when do I send invitations and when should the RSVP date be? I have not ordered Save-The-Date Cards yet bc I just booked it today so would it be a horrible idea to let people know right now via the medium I typically communicate with them?
I am feeling very confused!
Post # 3
- Wedding: September 2014 - Banff, Alberta
@sugar_biscuit: I would do STD in some form, because it is a semi-destination weddin gon a holiday. We were going to print them but ended up using facebook. I made up a cute save the date card with a little message. Send STD’s ASAP and invitations 2 months out. RSVP date 1.5 months out. That way you have .5 months to track down people before you need to get a final count to the vendors.
Post # 4
We did electronic STD’s right after we booked the venue, but only to 100% A-listers (family, best friends) and then sent out a paper invitation.
My cousin recently decdied to get married on a few months notice and spent weeks waiting for and sending out STD’s and her invitations will now be going out shortly after the Save-The-Date Cards and really close to the wedding. The family is confused because now we know a date that is pretty close at hand and have limited information for travel/ accomodations ect. People need information by that point, so don’t waste time with paper STDs! Just my opinion though….