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when is the correct timing to send out invites? I am 8 months out, I have 50 people booked but I don't know the protocol for  sending out invites...It seems stupid to waste money on them when i KNOW who is coming already. BUT i want people who aren't coming to feel included in a way.

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I am 9 months out... We have given a few people there's who we may or may not see face to face again for a while... We are doing message in a bottle invites so they are very expensive to ship and we are trying to hand deliver as many as possible.

 

For everyone else... those we see a lot or who will be receiving there's in the mail... we are looking at January to send them out. That will be about 6 months. It may be a little early but our book-by date is in April, so we set our RSVPs for March 31, and we wanted them to have a couple months before then. Hope that helps!

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Originally Posted by kfarkas26 View Post

 

when is the correct timing to send out invites? I am 8 months out, I have 50 people booked but I don't know the protocol for  sending out invites...It seems stupid to waste money on them when i KNOW who is coming already. BUT i want people who aren't coming to feel included in a way.

We sent ours out in June as there was a book by date for the group rate, but they managed to keep it open until the final payment date which is this week I think. I think you are right in saying that you already know who will be coming, but we also sent out invitations to people we knew wouldn't come yet. I don't know if that's much help, but pretty much if you are going to send out invites, I would say send them out a month or 2 before a deadline.

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I'm getting married in April 2013 in Jamaica!!  Sooooo excited!! We've book the Riu Ocho Rios because we've been there a few times and love it there.  This site is awesome for advice and diy tips and tricks... I wish it was easier to scroll through everything... but c'est la vie.  Anyway, this is my first post, so I'll keep it short.  Happy Planning everyone!!

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Sorry to hear about the prices being high.  I'm finding the same thing.  Getting married April 2013 at Riu Ocho Rios.  What I've found is that its much cheaper to book each piece of the package separately.  You could end up saving a few hundred dollars that way.  For example, the package prices are currently $1675 with signature.  If I book my flight with Air Canada $600, my hotel with Riu direct ($108/pp/per night = $756) plus land transfer $20 = a total cost of $1376.  Not to mention, Air Canada regularly has seat sales, plus the hotel reduces its rate to $84 per night closer to the date.  

 

Anyway, happy planning... Hope you can find some good deals!!

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Sorry to hear prices are high.  I'm getting married at the Riu Ocho Rios in April 2013 and found that most of the package prices are really high.  What I've been telling my guests is to book each piece separately because it ends up a few hundred cheaper that way.  For example... The package price with Signature Vacations is about $1675 for 7 nights from Toronto.  If you buy you airfare from AirCanada directly ($600), then hotel from the Riu direct ($108 pp/pn = $756) and land transfer ($20) for a grand total of $1376.  Also, airfare is always going on sale and sometimes the hotel room rates drop closer to the date.  It's a little more work to book this way, but we do it all the time and always arrive safe and sound to the hotel and back home again. 

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Originally Posted by Peach View Post

 

I am 9 months out... We have given a few people there's who we may or may not see face to face again for a while... We are doing message in a bottle invites so they are very expensive to ship and we are trying to hand deliver as many as possible.

 

For everyone else... those we see a lot or who will be receiving there's in the mail... we are looking at January to send them out. That will be about 6 months. It may be a little early but our book-by date is in April, so we set our RSVPs for March 31, and we wanted them to have a couple months before then. Hope that helps!

Such a cute idea!!

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