Congrats!! We have the same TA & I am also using Rachel from La Luna!
We are getting married May 3 2012. I sent out my STDs this past April & plan on sending my invites(to everyone) probably in July(since air is now out). I am sending them early because only a few have booked & for my room block I have until Nov to add or remove rooms & I dont want to get screwed. I honestly feel that if people dont know they are coming by November then they are not coming at all. I cant see people deciding to go January & paying everything at once especially since the people I thought would go have not even made an attempt to book & some are now maybes. Plus the resort will need a head count a prior.
Your STDs are so cute!
Originally Posted by echraide
Canadiangirl- I am using a TA, Teresa Stauring. I saw she was actually recommended on here a few times. She's been a pleasure to work with so far.
AmyG- it is stressful when people are so slow to move on this stuff. Its a delicate balance between nudging those who've verbally said they are going and nagging them lol. My dad was telling me that he doesn't even get to choose his vacation weeks at his job until January, so if people have jobs like that then it may be more difficult to pin them down.
I saw someone mention that they were going to send reminder post cards later on. I thought that was a really good idea. I'll have to look my info back over, but I'm pretty sure that everything needs to be paid for 2 months prior to the wedding date as well, but I'm giving everyone till 3 months prior. I dont want them all waiting till THE last second and making me crazy.
So some people are sending out formal invites 4 months prior, and some are sending them out 6 months prior. What's everyone's opinion on this? When is the best time to send out formal invites? Do you try to stay around the hectic Thanksgiving-Christmas period so that your invites don't get shuffled out of site out of mind?