(Closed) When to Send invitations for a DW??

posted 6 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Did you send save the dates?  If you did, you don’t have to send them quite as early.  If you didn’t, I’d say 3 months out is probably a good time so people can make travel arrangements. 

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@weddingbound:  I’d say you’d send the Save-The-Date Cards soon…like ASAP.  We’re sending ours 9-10 months ahead and it’s not a Destination Wedding (but involves traveling for a lot of people). 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Agreed. Send Save-The-Date Cards 6 months out, and then the invites 3 months out as usual.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@weddingbound:  We mailed out our Save The Dates a little over a year in advance and currently have 32 guests booked for our Destination Wedding in St. Thomas. I plan on sending out the invitations 5-6 months in advance for the last minute people who still haven’t booked but said they may come. Airline prices are crazy high right now, so we want to give the last minute people enough notice to purchase them before they get even higher.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I sent out save the dates about 6 or 7 months in advance but I actually wish I would have just send invitations out instead. I sent out the invitations about 2.5 months in advance. If I would have just sent out invites instead of Save the Dates I probably would have sent them out about 5 or 6 moths in advance. We only did a 10 month engagement or else stuff might have gone out sooner.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

We’re having a destination wedding and we skipped sending save the dates, as it was just another project and expense we didn’t want to deal with.

Instead, we sent our invites out 7 months before the wedding. Prior to this though, we spoke to most of our guests and told them all the date of the wedding just so they knew well in advance.

People are appreciative of ample notice for destination weddings. They may need to not only take time off work (which is hard for some), but organise babysitters, book flights and accommodation and of course, save money for it. The more notice the better!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

we sent ours a while back 🙂 we are getting married on Oct 17th sent them out in Jan. Only reason why we sent them so early is becuase alot of the guests needed to know concrete dates to book off work since it was for a full week that we were going for. plus also we were also given a deal that the more people that booked with our agant our trip would end up being free (which it now has!!)

Post # 13
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Worker bee

I am getting married June 16th 2012.  I send out my save the dates 10 months in advance. Then my invitatons were sent out 6 months ahead. My invitations were loaded with information about hotel, reception, activities for the weekend of my wedding etc.. I wanted to give people plenty time to save for it, since airfare and hotel prices get pricey.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Ditto this:

“We’re having a destination wedding and we skipped sending save the dates, as it was just another project and expense we didn’t want to deal with.

Instead, we sent our invites out 7 months before the wedding. Prior to this though, we spoke to most of our guests and told them all the date of the wedding just so they knew well in advance.”

 

Sent invites out in November for our June Wedding. Save-The-Date Cards seemed like an unnecessary step.

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