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#1 Chiquita

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    Posted 17 July 2007 - 06:19 PM

    I see alot of threads about when to send STD's and more formal invitations. For our wedding in Maui, we have a guy who we are going through to rent condos. This is the cheapest way to do it for our guests as there is no inclusive accomodations there. No biggy.

    He says for our wedding next nov. 2008 he would need to know by march 2008 at the latest for everyone who is coming and to contact him so he can keep us all fairly close together (within 5 mins from each other if not right in the same complex). March is also when a deposit on the condo would be due.. with the remainder being paid in full 2 months before the wedding.

    So would sending out STD's by end of october seem reasonable then? All the close family/friends that know about the date etc have already indicated that they are saving money (which is good).

    Also, I have alot of info I would need to send including rates for 1 and 2 bedroom condos on the beach or across the street and car rentals. I'm not sure how I would fit all this info on the Maui postcard I wanted to send as the STD... ?

    Knowing a bit of the timeline I've outlined here, when would you want to receive all this info? Any suggestions/advice is greatly appreciated! :)

    #2 MsShelley

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      Posted 17 July 2007 - 06:20 PM

      I think yes, it would be great to send them out and give people a year to plan!

      #3 1elephant

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        Posted 17 July 2007 - 06:25 PM

        i think oct. would be fine, and if you're concerned, send out a reminder email/note...

        we printed out tri-fold brochures w/ our save the date cards and sent them all together...the brochure had info about the hotel, the town, a letter saying we want you there, and the words to our song (to take up space)...that way there wasn't too much info on our std cards AND i won't have to deal w/ 1000 phone calls w/ questions....i hope.....

        #4 tvt

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          Posted 17 July 2007 - 06:26 PM

          i would send them out ASAP. also what if you send a post card and have a liknk to your wedding website that could have all the detailed info? that's what we did... i think it works well

          #5 Chiquita

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            Posted 17 July 2007 - 06:26 PM

            Thanks Shelley.. I guess I should also state the obvious here.. our guests don't HAVE to go through this condo contact. They can completely arrange their own thing but I figure most will want to be around where we will be.. and the condo contact will be providing deals on the condos that are booked..

            #6 Chiquita

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              Posted 17 July 2007 - 06:29 PM

              Yes, I quite like your brochure idea. Did you make that up yourself or get it professionally done? If it's not too difficult I would totally do this myself to save on some money..

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              Originally Posted by naughie
              i think oct. would be fine, and if you're concerned, send out a reminder email/note...

              we printed out tri-fold brochures w/ our save the date cards and sent them all together...the brochure had info about the hotel, the town, a letter saying we want you there, and the words to our song (to take up space)...that way there wasn't too much info on our std cards AND i won't have to deal w/ 1000 phone calls w/ questions....i hope.....


              #7 Chiquita

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                Posted 17 July 2007 - 06:34 PM

                I haven't built a wedding website yet, but I think it's a good idea. Some of my older relatives don't have computers/email so I would have to send out some kind of package to them anyways... Thanks for the good suggestions so far!!

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                Originally Posted by tvt
                i would send them out ASAP. also what if you send a post card and have a liknk to your wedding website that could have all the detailed info? that's what we did... i think it works well


                #8 1elephant

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                  Posted 17 July 2007 - 06:42 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by Chiquita
                  Yes, I quite like your brochure idea. Did you make that up yourself or get it professionally done? If it's not too difficult I would totally do this myself to save on some money..
                  my fi is into graphic design, so he made it up and had it printed on vistaprint...i think it cost $80 for 100 of them? maybe less, i dont remember...i totally could have done it and i'm not that creative...it just wouldn't look as good as his!

                  #9 Spazz

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                    Posted 17 July 2007 - 07:57 PM

                    I sent out my STDs about 11 months before the wedding. My STDs were magnets with just our names, date and location. I printed out inserts about the same size of the magnet that told guests to contact the TA by August 15, then she is dealing with everything else. Also, on the insert I put the address of our web page. I also included the TA's business card, so they would have all of her contact info. It seemed a little early to do it, but people appreciate it because they are planning a vacation and need to save money and know when they're going. It's getting a little nuts though...I sent out the STDs and within a week had 63 "yes" replies! It's still a month til the August 15 deadline...ah!

                    #10 RaydensMama

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                      Posted 18 July 2007 - 09:44 AM

                      Personally I would send them out right now. I think if they need to know by March. Thats only about 7 months which isnt a ton of time for people to save. I wouldnt wait any longer.




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