| Originally Posted by RonNMel |
Well be sending a boarding pass invitation/save-the-date mix about a year before, and include on another sheet all the booking information. No other formal invitation, I don't see the point as I'll already know by then who's coming by looking at who will have booked. Then a few weeks before the wedding we're thinking of sending a "Get ready for Cuba" booklet, to get everyone excited about the trip (totally stole this idea from someone on this site).
As for our AHR, if we do one it will be VERY informal and casual, so I think we'll just be sending an email invitation.
How to handle invitations/save the dates
Posted 23 January 2010 - 01:24 AM
Posted 23 January 2010 - 02:47 PM
| Originally Posted by latina77 |
Could you tell me where you got the Get ready for CUBA .....idea? I would like to see what sort of things to include as I am planning to do the same thing? How soon should this be sent out? I'm thinking 6 weeks before the trip? Any thoughts??
I haven't started yet, but I want to include things like:
- list of all our guests
- packing list
- Resort, City and Country information, map
- Excursions offered over there
- Tipping and theft prevention tips
- Useful and not-so-useful phrases in spanish (to keep it fun)
- Time and date of wedding
- Other planned activities (for example a welcome cocktail)
- Information about where to share the pictures after we come back
- and possibly some puzzles to keep them busy during the plane ride
Posted 09 February 2010 - 08:03 PM
Posted 01 March 2010 - 07:18 PM
| Originally Posted by sportsdog2 |
We did not send invitations. We sent Save the Date cards to everyone followed by a letter with the details on our wedding including travel plans, deposits, etc. Between the Save the Date cards and the letter we knew who would be able to join us and did not see the point of spending extra $ on invitations.
this is what i'm thinking too!!
Posted 02 March 2010 - 11:30 PM
I have been thinking of sending STDs/invites to the smaller group with the wedding website information on it for travel as well as info for the AHR. We have no plans to invite people we work with to the wedding but only the reception.
Would it be fair to send out more STDs closer to the AHR and make it more of an invite for the AHR without having to send out another formal invite for the AHR?
I never thought it would be this difficult to decide how to do it.
Posted 03 March 2010 - 12:39 AM
I have no idea what to say for that one.
Posted 03 March 2010 - 05:49 PM
My FI thinks its silly and a waste of our hard earned $$ to send both a STD now AND an invitation later on (I do see his point!). Especially, since by the time we would send the formal invitation (about 2-3 months before) we hope to have a good idea of who would and would not be coming with us to the DW!
As others have asked/mentioned...would you send the formal invite to those you know are not coming?!?! I understanding sending them to grandparents/elder guests who can't come, as I have already planned to, but to everyone else too?!?!
So I was all ready to just send the formal invitation REALLY early (about 7-8 months before the wedding) when a woman at work said that people may put it aside and end up forgetting about it! Hey, I agree...I could happen! Ughhh...now what do I do?!?!
I am creating a website to keep everyone informed as things develop, but I need to send something out to let people know of the date and the website address. What should I send?!?!
This post has been helpful, but does anyone have specific advise for me?!
Posted 03 March 2010 - 09:32 PM
What a lot of us are doing is sending/giving a little something (like a welcome letter, or "get ready for..." booklet) much closer to the wedding date to get everyone excited about the vacation again.
Posted 03 March 2010 - 09:48 PM
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