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I'm stumped! When should I mail out STDs for wedding?

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We are getting married next year Sept in JA. I'm stuck as to when I should send out my STDs. I wanted to have them made and them mailed out by the end of this year. Sounds like a good time right? And then of course I'm torn between, sending out boarding passes as the STDs or sending out postcards. I was thinking of using the boarding passes as the STDs, passports as the invitations and then postcards as thank you notes once the wedding is over. Suggestions? Opinions appreciated!

 

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I think shooting for the end of this year is a good idea.  We are getting married in July 2011, and I sent mine out in September.  I figured the more notice I give, the better.  I just went with simple cards from weddingpaperdivas.com (seaside elegance...simple starfish), and I figured I would get more creative with the actual invitations.  I think that was the way to go, as it got the word out and didn't cause me too much stress.  Happy planning!

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I sent mine out around April and we are getting married Jan 2011. I think the earlier the better because right away you start getting rough feedback from everyone on if they are thinking about coming, definatly coming, or aren't. It helps you to start to plan the actual wedding because you can kind of guess a rough estimate of people, even before you send out the actual invites. As for what type of std to do I agree with wilsonj2, keep it easy and stress free for the save the dates...I made magnets so people could keep them on their fridge as a reminder. Really basic with our picture where and when we were going and thats about it! Save your creativity for your invites! Hope that helps!

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Thank you both for your response! It's so hard deciding re the STDs bc I feel I'm only doing this once (plan to marry once, God willing) and I don't want to regret not doing something. I'm going to sit down and see what the costs will be for all stationary that I am thinking of and then base our decisions on that. That's the trick re weddings. So many different ways to do stuff so it's hard to choose! Happy planning ladies!msnparty.gif

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 I think the end of the year is good. I'm getting married in Jamaica in July I sent my SDT's out in September. I had boarding passes made for our SDT's. I plan on using passports as the formal invititation. You should check out vistaprint.com. They have really good deals !

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Exactly, more notice the better. We gave everyone a year, and did cheap postcards as STDs. Stick to your budget and you'll figure out what you can do.

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I think the more notice the better. We sent ours out about 9 months in advance. I was aiming for 10 but it took awhile to get our engagement pics done, then to design the STD's and have them printed (Vistaprint of course!)

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I'm planning to send mine by March 15, 4 months before my wedding on July 15.  Seems early to me, but I read somewhere you should send them out at least 4 months before a destination wedding. 

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