I'm having a hard time... Invitation Vs. STD
Posted 05 September 2007 - 03:10 PM
Tom and I have finally picked 5/31/08 as our date, and now the question is...
Invitations or STD's? Or both!? And if both... when!? I think my brain might explode just thinking about the paper end of this event!
I'd like to send out the invitations asap, as Cancun is quit a trip to make for a guest with planning, taking off work, etc... but are invitations too formal this far in advance? That had me thinking that sending a STD would suffice as an invite... but maybe not? And would we need to send reminders of the reception at a later date? Any thoughts?
I almost think that including an invite and std at the same time would be redundant- and pricey!
I'm thinking the wedding envelope is going to include:
Invite or STD
Reception Invite (which is going to be a week later at my in-law's house)
Information about Cancun, flight/price info, accomodations, etc...
Help! And thank you for any input! The options are driving me crazy!
Posted 05 September 2007 - 03:22 PM
I don't really think there is a "right" answer. If I was you, I would just send out the formal invite with all the important info and forget the STD. Your guests will appreciate having alot of notice to prepare if they want to go... just my opinion
Posted 05 September 2007 - 03:53 PM
Since it is a destination wedding, and your trying to cut costs...I dont think there would be a problem reminding your guests via email to RSVP when the date gets closer.
Posted 05 September 2007 - 03:57 PM
Posted 05 September 2007 - 04:36 PM
Posted 05 September 2007 - 04:45 PM
For me we have a lot of time...13 months. The STD's will go out in a few weeks and the invites early in 2008.
Posted 05 September 2007 - 06:24 PM
I'm working on STD postcards to send out by october. They are super cheap from vista print. Otherwise I might not have made them. I put engagment pics on the front so I thought it would be a fun way to share those with people.
My formal invite will probably be the invite to the after honeymoon reception. It will also have the wedding date & location on there, but the wording will be such that's it's an invitation to the after party. That way I feel comfortable sending them to everyone, not just people planning to go to mexico. In the state I live in now we'll do a casual after party that will be just friends. I'll just do an evite for that.
Posted 05 September 2007 - 06:39 PM
1) About a month ago we contacted all of our guests by email and/or phone to let them know our wedding is in Mexico.
2) I am hoping (fingers crossed) that my STD are going out in the next week or so, but apparently we are having font issues (whatever that means). Also, our STD have an October 31st RSVP deadline for the room block. We figured that this will give us and our guests plenty of planning time, whether they like it or not! If I have learned anything from this forum, it's that DW guests tend to, well, suck... I am hoping such an early RSVP date will force my guests to get their s*it together
3) I plan on sending out invitations around Jan/Feb... I figured it would be a nice reminder about 4-5 months out.
4) I am also considering sending out a newsletter a month before the wedding with info regarding weather, travel, etc
Also, I have a website with all our info that I update constantly... hope this helps!
Posted 05 September 2007 - 06:58 PM
We are also getting married in May and I thought it was kind of crazy to send the invites out sooooo soon but our resort fill up so quickly that we had to in order to assure that our guests could get rooms. I'm not sure how quickly your resort gets booked up, but its something you should think about. You have to think of a DW timeline a little bit differently than a normal wedding.
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