(Closed) When to send invites for a destination wedding

posted 9 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
3344 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

When do you need to give a guest count to your venue/caterer?  Some people won’t read your blog and might forget about the STD. I think three months with an RSVP of one month out might work well. But it depends on when you need to know how many will attend.

Post # 4
97 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I would go ASAP as in 3 months.  I am a total planner though.  Maybe find a balance at 2 months?

Post # 5
705 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

We sent ours out at Thanksgiving with an RSVP date of January 15. I have to have final numbers in February 3.

Post # 6
2342 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We’re month twins!!  I’m getting married May 28, 2010 in Aruba, so you and I are on the same boat!  My invites are being printed now.  The fi and I just proof read our invites last week.  So we’re hoping it’ll be ready next week.  We’ll be putting it together, then sending them out mid Jan. 

We requested RSVP’s by March 15.  Our resort only required a head count 2 weeks before, but I wanted to know a guest count before so I can plan Out of Town bags, rehearsal dinner, and other activities, also so we can know COSTS!!!

Like you said, people should already know if they can go or not, and people usually book flights 3 months before, so I thought it was good enough time!  I hope this helps!!  Where’s your DW?!

Post # 7
296 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I sent out save the dates 8 months prior,  formal invitations 5 months prior and I have the RSVP due date  45 days before the wedding.  I need to give a final count 30 days prior, I figure 2 weeks is enough time to contact any stragglers

Post # 8
11 posts
  • Wedding: November 2010

I am also having trouble with this, although my wedding isn’t until November 2010, plane tickets are super cheap right now – $300 round trip. They have dropped $700 since we got engaged. I am planning on emailing our guests to notify them of this great deal and to let them know when we are flying.

We would also like people to let us know if they are staying at our resort and if they will put a deposit down in January, especially since my Father-In-Law are letting our guests use their weeks and need to fill out paperwork with the resort. How do inform everyone and hope they reply without being pushy???

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