Are Save the Month cards acceptable instead of STD?
Posted 25 March 2008 - 05:57 PM
My FI and I are planning a wedding for May 2009. Many travel agents have been telling us that we should not book our wedding, flight, etc until late summer or early fall, basically September or October. As many of the people we plan to invite are recent university graduates, we would like to give them as much time as possible to plan, save up $, and coordinate with work.
What should we do?! I am so confused. Is it a faux pas to note indicate a date on the STD?
Should we send out our STD without a specific day? Would it be bizarre?
" We are taking the plunge!
Come join us in celebrating our
love in the Mayan Riviera, Mexico. May 2009.
Details and Invitiation to follow.
OR should we just start our wedding website super early, and send it to all of our guests?
Also, many of our guests are already aware that we are planning a destination wedding. However extended family does not.
Am I just jumping the gun trying to get the STD out 10 months in advance? Every time I go to a travel agent and try to get prices they look at me like I am crazy for doing it this far out...
Made it legal : June 30, 2009
Posted 25 March 2008 - 06:00 PM
Posted 25 March 2008 - 06:02 PM
B- If you don't pick a date until later, I see nothing wrong with sending a STM with May, 2009. Just make sure you are extra vigilant about keeping everyone informed as changes happen. The website is a great idea for this! Also, 6 months out, you could always send out a "reminder" letter or something to that effect.
Posted 25 March 2008 - 06:02 PM
but with that being said, do what will let you relax!!
Posted 25 March 2008 - 06:11 PM
Part of me wishes we would of at least waited a few months for airfare to come out, but you can at least pic your date. and confirm your date is available with your resort. Our first two choices fo dates were booked so we had to go with our third choice and that was a year out. I wouldn't wait to long to at least get your date saved.
Posted 25 March 2008 - 06:23 PM
Point - I think some info is better than no info. Get it on people's minds with a save the month & then fill in the details on your wedding website.
Posted 25 March 2008 - 06:48 PM
Once my wedding website was up in July, I emailed that to a bunch of people. I think I had on there we were shooting for June 21st, but it wasn't confirmed. Once it was confirmed I updated that on the website.
We booked our trip about 9-8 months in advance. We actually got a good price compared to what it is now. That isn't always the case, but airfare has been going up lately with high gas prices. Some TAs can take the cost off your balance due if the price drops.
We sent out STDs in September (9 months prior). I don't think we had booked our trip yet, but we had the date reserved at the hotel.
Posted 25 March 2008 - 07:16 PM
Posted 25 March 2008 - 08:59 PM
Posted 26 March 2008 - 11:39 AM
Oops, sorry for the rant. Anyway, back to the point, I wouldn't bother sending out a save the month. I would wait until you have the actual date--and it's definitely not too early to set that. Don't let people make you think it is. And feel free to send out STDs as early as you want. No harm in that!
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