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#1 beachbride08

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    Posted 20 August 2007 - 07:24 PM

    Hello,

    I'm waiting for confirmation from the resort on our wedding date, but due to two other recent engagements in the family I want to make sure I get the STDs out as quickly as possible once confirmed. I sent an email out a couple months ago to immediate family and close friends to let them know location, tentative date and cost (I only had '07 rates, but wedding will be Nov. '0. I plan on inviting extended family as well, but wanted input on location and price range from those closest. Since the extended family was not included in the email, I'm not sure what our guest count will actually be so I was wondering if I should include RSVP cards with the STDs? I realize it might be tentative since I'm sending them out pretty early and they may change their mind depending on what the '08 prices end up being. Thoughts? Also, how soon before the wedding should invitations be sent?
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    #2 Spazz

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      Posted 20 August 2007 - 07:29 PM

      My wedding is next May. I sent out my STDs this June. I didn't have an RSVP card, but I did put a "deadline" to contact the TA to reserve the "group rate". The date was August 15 and I got a really great response b/c people didn't want to end up paying more than they had to. I am still up in the air about when to send invitations.

      #3 starchild

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        Posted 20 August 2007 - 07:30 PM

        We sent STDs and asked guests to rsvp to our website if they planned on going. We gave them about 3 months to make a decision on that. People that did that were sent formal invitations in April and the wedding was in June. People that did not rsvp on the website or talk to us personally did not get a formal invite.

        #4 rodent

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          Posted 20 August 2007 - 07:58 PM

          What about a more informal RSVP? I've asked people to let me know if they are considering going, not if they are going. But, I'm doing it informally through the website, email, of phone. I think it's hard for people to answer so far in advance. I'm not doing a room block, so I don't need an RSVP now, but it's nice to know.

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          #5 amyh

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            Posted 20 August 2007 - 08:06 PM

            we did that. I sent a response postcard with our STD's and so far have had so many responses (way more than expected). We also gave them our website and allowed guests to respond there.

            Our wedding is in July 08 but we mailed them out in April and asked for a preliminary resopnse by July 4 of this year.

            Hint- if are going to indicate # of guests ______ make sure to fill it in your self! I'm learning the hard way! (we are at about 190, yikes!)

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            #6 foxytv

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              Posted 20 August 2007 - 09:07 PM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by amyh
              we did that. I sent a response postcard with our STD's and so far have had so many responses (way more than expected). We also gave them our website and allowed guests to respond there.

              Our wedding is in July 08 but we mailed them out in April and asked for a preliminary resopnse by July 4 of this year.

              Hint- if are going to indicate # of guests ______ make sure to fill it in your self! I'm learning the hard way! (we are at about 190, yikes!)

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              I'm using the Passport template for my invitations (I think). For the RSVP card, is it regular stamp postage?

              #7 amyh

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                Posted 20 August 2007 - 09:15 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by foxytv
                I'm using the Passport template for my invitations (I think). For the RSVP card, is it regular stamp postage?
                Yup! I sent these out before the postage increase but the request date was for after so I had to add the extra 2cents stamp.

                #8 foxytv

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                  Posted 20 August 2007 - 09:31 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by amyh
                  Yup! I sent these out before the postage increase but the request date was for after so I had to add the extra 2cents stamp.
                  Great, thanks! Helps me w/ budgeting!

                  #9 beachbride08

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                    Posted 21 August 2007 - 07:48 AM

                    Thanks for all the feedback, you guys are great! I love the plane ticket invites. Where did you find those? Has anyone seen invitations that look like a passport?
                    Michelle

                    #10 MsShelley

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                      Posted 24 August 2007 - 09:18 AM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by beachbride08
                      Thanks for all the feedback, you guys are great! I love the plane ticket invites. Where did you find those? Has anyone seen invitations that look like a passport?
                      if you are looking for passport invitations, there are some girls here that did them, check these threads out...

                      Passport Invitations

                      Passport Stlye Invitations




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