(Closed) When to send out dave the dates for a DW?

posted 6 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
2822 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

We sent out our STD’s for our destination wedding about 13 months in advance. Our STD’s had our wedding website address on it too which our guests said has been SUPER helpful.

Post # 4
1402 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I think a year is recommended for a destination wedding.

Post # 5
835 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I think its supposed to be at least 10-12 months before the wedding and then invites 6 months prior to the wedding??


Post # 6
9139 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

One year so they have time to plan, save, and take time off of work.

Post # 7
1239 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

we sent ours out one year in advance.

Post # 8
7561 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

I would send them out at the start of September. If it’s more than 12 months in advance, people may get confused and think it’s this year. 

Post # 9
4046 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

as soon as possible. once you know the time and place.

Post # 10
5242 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

We sent ours out about 11 months before the wedding. It was an email save the date with booking info. If they decide they are able to make it thats when we will send the official invite about 5 months before with the date and time of the wedding at the destination location


Post # 11
443 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We did it almost exactly a year out — immediately after putting the deposit on our venue.

Post # 12
3471 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

For a Destination Wedding it’s best to send them out about a year in advance– this gives guests a good chance to block out the dates and make arrangements with enough time to look for deals and options. 

Post # 13
1239 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

ditto, one year.

Post # 14
365 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

We sent our out 9 months in advance.  Basically, we decided our engagement would be 11 months and got right to work on the Save-The-Date Cards and had them sent out as soon as they and the guest list were completed.

Post # 15
1963 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I sent mine 10 months out but most people who are “VIP” knew it would be a Destination Wedding prior to then via word of mouth.

Post # 16
9 posts
  • Wedding: August 2013

@LDales85:  I think one year in advance is perfect for a destination wedding, especially one in the summer.  I’m in a similar boat and have a Yosemite wedding planned for Aug 2013 and I am sending my save the dates out this month.  Happy planning and congratulations!

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