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Overseas Wedding - Invite How far in advance

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#1 Kimbo

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    Posted 13 September 2008 - 09:39 AM


    How long should you give your guest if your planning a wedding overseas ?
    We have family in Australia and Canada and plan to have the big day in thailand.

    What do you think ? 6months ? 9 ? 12 ?

    #2 NotYourAverageDW

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      Posted 13 September 2008 - 11:26 AM

      I know this sounds weird, but, because all our guests are flying in from the five continents, to Jamaica for our wedding, we're planning on sending out our STD's 14-16 months in advance, the first of a series of 3booking reminder notices 10-12 months in advance, the formal invitations 8 months in advance, and the last 2 booking notices 6 months and 3 months in advance. I know this looks weird, but our friends and family are already asking us to send STD"s and notices out first, so they can start requesting the dates off, and then the traditional invitations will follow. It all depends on your family and friends and how much time you'll need to book and be there. Luckily for us, we still have a few years (that's why I think a great TA/WP combo is essential). Anyways, hope this helps. Maybe you could give them 12 months grace?

      #3 411Bride

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        Posted 13 September 2008 - 01:38 PM

        I'm sending out my invites around 3 months in advance - but only because my home is under renovation and i have no where else to make them =( otherwise I would mail them at the 6 month mark

        #4 CayoLargo

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          Posted 13 September 2008 - 02:45 PM

          I sent mine out a year in advance to give all my guests time to book off time, save money and get ready for it.

          I think more time is better than shorter time and you may get more guests that way.

          Good Luck!
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          #5 TATrisha


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          Posted 13 September 2008 - 05:43 PM

          I would say send a save the date as soon as possible. That way people can start planning and saving money.
          Then, 3-4 months before send the official invite.


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