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Destination wedding invites

Lynsie, on September 2, 2021 at 8:53 PM Posted in Planning 0 6
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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?

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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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