When should I send Invitations?
Posted 28 August 2009 - 05:05 PM
1)11 months before- mail STD's- ( did this already)
2)9 months before- Letter to guests: with Booking/ Payment & Resort Info- kind of wish I included this in the STD's but didnt want to bombard the guests with too much info at once. They probably won't book that early any way. Plus, the rates weren't available. This will be a reminder to guests and give them a push for them to make deposit to book.
3)4 months before: send out formal invites in March with RSVP date of May 1. By then ppl should know if they are coming.
Posted 28 August 2009 - 05:12 PM
I am asking my guests to respond by March 1st, since I also have to work on finalizing numbers before the wedding. And I haven't heard of RSVP'ing to the TA. I have only heard of you, and then they are on their own to call up the TA and arrange travel for themselves. And if you give them all the information to contact the TA they should know to do it all themselves.
Posted 28 August 2009 - 06:02 PM
We sent out our invitations the end of July and have gotten about 25% of the RSVPs back already. So far, there haven't been any surprises one way or the other. We put our deadline for the end of September. This doesn't give us much time for OOT bags, etc. BUT we pretty much already know who's coming, and this gives people who on the fence as much time as possible to make a decision - we know a DW is a commitment to attend.
It didn't matter to our TA when our deadline was, although our low priced rooms expired before we even sent out the invites. However, all of this info was on our wedding website, sent out with our STDs. And guests are still getting good rates who are booking now.
So I would think about how much time you need, and what will give your guests time to decide.
Posted 28 August 2009 - 06:22 PM
Posted 28 August 2009 - 06:36 PM
| Originally Posted by KittenHeart |
It's funny how we are all doing it differently yet it all makes sense
To each her own!
Lots to keep track of but this has worked for me!
Posted 28 August 2009 - 06:59 PM
Posted 28 August 2009 - 07:08 PM
| Originally Posted by Outdoor_girl1010 |
So with the time tables everyone is say I should be sending my Invites in Nov. and ask for the RSVP by Jan? My only worry is that people will be to caught up with the holidays.
you're right about the holidays...when people are spending bank on travelling for turkey day, buying gifts and travelling over christmas and new years, the last thing they'll want to do is think about flights to a destination wedding.
when did you send your STDs out?
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