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Invitations too early???

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#11 ticia277

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    Posted 17 March 2008 - 08:57 AM

    I also agree with sending out a save the date first.

    I made our website and put ALL of the information regarding travel and our travel agents info and then sent the save the dates and directed them to the website. This way they can plan, prepare & pay if they choose to go. I'm following up with formal invitations in a few weeks.
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    #12 lscilley

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      Posted 17 March 2008 - 09:37 AM

      Just send an STD out now with the basic info that's what I did.

      #13 adrianna28

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        Posted 10 April 2008 - 11:34 AM

        Send the STD's ASAP... I think no later than 6mos prior. Then invites should be sent out about 3 mos in advance, especially if you're getting married during peak season!

        #14 Sarah


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          Posted 10 April 2008 - 11:43 AM

          I'd send out STD's. I'm working on a project for someone right now whose wedding isn't until 2009, but she's doing 4-page boarding passes with ALL the info on there so her guests can start booking now.

          #15 Bride010101

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            Posted 10 April 2008 - 11:50 AM

            I sent out a Save-The-Date with a letter explaining our decision and directing them to our website. Our website contains all the details we have and all the updates... so that people who are on top of things can start planning ahead of time. We will be sending out our invites this summer with TA contact information once we want people to start booking.

            #16 shannon

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              Posted 10 April 2008 - 12:02 PM

              I agree with the STD plan-- I sent out my save the dates in august - 10 months before the wedding, and sent out my invitations in Jan-4 months before wedding.... If people know the resort- they can kinda get an approx of how much trip will cost. From my own personal experience- everyone talked about going, many people said they were coming when the STDs went out in August- no one actually booked until like Jan/Feb!!! (wedding is in May)...

              #17 Ana


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              Posted 10 April 2008 - 12:09 PM

              we set emails instead of STD's. We were in a rush because the deposits had to be in within 2 weeks so we didn't have a choice. At this point we figured its pointless to send them because everyone already knows the date and what's going on. So we're doing the invitations and we're going to send those out this summer, July or so. Our wedding is Apr 1st, 2009 so that should be plenty of time.

              #18 Kristy!


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                Posted 10 April 2008 - 12:10 PM

                I am also a May 2009 bride. I'm not doing STDs, just skipping right to the invitations. I'm waiting until the end of June/early July to send them out. Airlines post their flights schedules no more than 330 days in advance, so after I see the schedule, I will include that information with my invites and send them out. There are such limited flights to St. Lucia, so that makes it easier on me!

                I'd say it all depends on how far along your planning is. If you have a definite place and you know the exact dates, I see nothing wrong with sending out the invitations. If you are a little unsure, then go with STDs.

                I will be doing boarding pass invitations, so since I'll be working so hard on them, I didn't want them to become just a formality. I want them to actually invite people. Do what works for you!

                #19 Duchess

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                  Posted 10 April 2008 - 12:13 PM

                  Can anyone post the information they put in their save the dates? I feel like there is so much to tell people, and I feel a little overwhelmed.

                  #20 BarefootBride

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                    Posted 14 April 2008 - 04:19 AM

                    Send STD's first and then send invites later.

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