Post # 1
I’m starting to plan for my wedding but I’m still getting everything figured from colors and exact date to book wedding. Due to work related issues my fiance and I will only know the best date closer to the end of the year. Do you think 8 months before wedding is long enough notice to give guests?? what in your opinion is proper notice? THANKS!!!
Post # 3
I think if you can verbally tell your closest family and friends now that the wedding will be in Hawaii in August (so that they have a heads up that it will be a big trip to get there), then send save the dates about 8 months out with the exact date once you’ve booked, people will have enough notice. You wouldn’t actually send formal invites until a few months before the wedding though.
Post # 5
I would send out a save the date at that point, but not the invite until much closer…
Post # 6
I agree with PP’s, send the Save the Date in December and then invitations at the normal time, 8ish weeks prior to the wedding. Your invitation will get lost if you send it that early.
Post # 7
In addition to being lost that early, you will get a lot of people who commit early and then:
1) Something comes up (e.g. pregnancy, illness/death in the family, etc.)
2) They discover they can’t actually afford the trip (we went to a Destination Wedding where everyone but immediate family and us cancelled at the last minute because finances were a problem)
Save the Dates are best since that helps them plan but doesn’t give you false expectations about head count.
Post # 8
I would definitely let people know as soon as possible, even now (since its a DW). I’d hate to see someone book a non refundable vacation or something else and then find out about the wedding! if you don’t know the details, just say August 2012-details to follow! i would send out save the dates, maybe remimder emails as soon as you have a definite date, and send invites early summer.
Post # 9
@mikaelagrace: I would send save the date cards 12 months out from a Destination Wedding, do a wedding websiite with more info about 9 months out, then send invites 6 months out, with an RSVP for 4 months out.
Post # 10
Thanks for all your advices! thats very helpful 🙂 great ideas… thank you thank you!!