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Destination wedding invites

Lynsie, on September 2, 2021 at 8:53 PM Posted in Planning 0 6
For your destination wedding did you just send out standard save the date/invitations or did you reach out to people and provide advanced notice and put feelers out if they would definitely be there, maybe or no?


Latest activity by Lindsay, on September 6, 2021 at 8:32 PM
  • Pirate & 60s Bride
    Legend March 2017
    Pirate & 60s Bride ·
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    We had a DW in our same state but 8 hours away (a 1-hour flight for some). We asked our 15 guests if 1) they would go to our destination and 2) would our date work? Everyone said yes! I think we asked about a year before.
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  • Rebelle Fleur
    Rockstar July 2021
    Rebelle Fleur ·
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    Most people send out the STDs a year in advance and the invitations for destination weddings about 8-10 months in advance.
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  • Jacks
    Master November 2054
    Jacks Online ·
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    It's quite awhile until your wedding. I wouldn't commit to asking anyone yet, even verbally or in a text. Plans or guest list may change. I'd send STD's at about a year prior to the wedding, and formal invitations about 6-8 weeks before the wedding with RSVP date whenever your venue wants it.

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  • mrswinteriscoming
    Rockstar December 2021
    mrswinteriscoming ·
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    I think it depends how much of a destination wedding it is.

    I am in Australia and I had a friend plan to get married in Mexico (sadly cancelled due to COVID) and she deliberately gave everyone save the dates 2 years in advance because she knew it would be expensive for guests to attend and that everyone would appreciate the prolonged period to save for it.

    For a destination wedding on the other side of the world, I'd give as much notice as possible, though for somewhere perhaps a few hours away or interstate, I'd give save the dates at least maybe 8-12 months in advance as appropriate based on the location/anticipated expense.

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  • Yessenia
    Savvy November 2021
    Yessenia ·
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    I sent out save the dates in January (as soon as I had our reception venue and our chapel booked for our date), our wedding is in November. I sent out invitations in August. Final guest headcount for vendors needs to be done by October (one month prior).
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  • Lindsay
    Savvy June 2023
    Lindsay ·
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    Ours is “destination” in that everyone will need to travel 3-6 hours. We are planning to send save the dates a year in advance, but I’ve been telling my VIPs what the date is as I speak with them even though we’re two years out.
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