Post # 1
Hi ladies — My wedding is well over a year away (August 31st, 2013), but the Fiance and I know it’s going to be a destination for 90% of our guest list. Many family/friends already know the date and place, but when is a good time to send out the save the dates? Is a year too early?
Post # 3
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
I think a year is recommended for a destination wedding.
Post # 5
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
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
One year so they have time to plan, save, and take time off of work.
Post # 7
we sent ours out one year in advance.
Post # 8
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
as soon as possible. once you know the time and place.
Post # 10
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
We did it almost exactly a year out — immediately after putting the deposit on our venue.
Post # 12
- 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 # 14
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
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
@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!