Jump to content

Recommended Posts

I'm currently doing research on the appropriate time frame of when to send out invites when it's a destination wedding and how long to give people to RSVP?

 

I sent out my STD cards where we asked for a rough number count - about ten or so couples responded to that. And on our website we've been posting info about booking - the same people who responded to the rough count have already booked. My folks friends have said they're waiting for the actual invitations.

 

So my thought process now is our wedding is in Feb 2012, that invitations should go out late September with an RSVP by Dec 1st. What do we think about that? Is that too long of a timeframe? I'd love to hear some other timeframes too? 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Your timeframe sounds pretty good to me.  I am going to let people RSVP up until 45 days before the wedding, which is the cutoff time for people to make their payments to attend our wedding with our group booking.  I'm having everyone RSVP online, or by email... we're not too fussy!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I spoke to my sister (MOH) and she decided to send out another email to family to say (nicely) get off your hump and put money down. My TA broke down payment plans but I have amounts to hit to keep the rate at what it is so...I'm waiting to see how many people listen to her in the next coming weeks. 

 

If they haven't then, I've changed it a bit and may send out my invites the beginning of Sept rather than the end. We, too, are going to do RSVP online or snail mail. Question though, did you still put the stamps on the envelopes or figure those who'll put into the postbox will add the stamp themselves. Have been playing around with the idea that anyone who is in my families circle will get stamps because ole fashion people will expect it. The younger set would just be told to do it online. 

 

Wish there were more references or sources on here talking about this. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't know what the right answer is to the timing of everything, but here is what I am doing...  I sent save the dates out 14 months in advance (May 2011) giving people plenty of time to save and plan.  I gave our travel agent's information and any other information someone would need to book.  I didn't ask for any kind of rsvp at that point.  We have had 17 people book their trip so far.  My plan is to send out the invitations in January (6 months prior).  I am putting my rsvp date as May 1 as that is the final payment date with the travel agent.  I figure the booking is the official rsvp, so the post card is just a formality.  I might still have some stragglers after May 1st looking for a last minute deal, but I would like to start buying items that are dependent on who goes in May.  I am hoping this might help to alleviate the last minute stress and allow us to enjoy the weeks leading up to the wedding... I could be dreaming about that... LOL

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm in line with this!! I am giving myself time I might even consider giving myself much more time than this!! lol, I want a head count now and I have two years haha!! This is tough!! When do you want your RSVP's back by? Go by that date!! Make sure to give yourself enough time to do everything you need to do!

 

Originally Posted by IslandBride201x View Post

I don't know what the right answer is to the timing of everything, but here is what I am doing...  I sent save the dates out 14 months in advance (May 2011) giving people plenty of time to save and plan.  I gave our travel agent's information and any other information someone would need to book.  I didn't ask for any kind of rsvp at that point.  We have had 17 people book their trip so far.  My plan is to send out the invitations in January (6 months prior).  I am putting my rsvp date as May 1 as that is the final payment date with the travel agent.  I figure the booking is the official rsvp, so the post card is just a formality.  I might still have some stragglers after May 1st looking for a last minute deal, but I would like to start buying items that are dependent on who goes in May.  I am hoping this might help to alleviate the last minute stress and allow us to enjoy the weeks leading up to the wedding... I could be dreaming about that... LOL



 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I sent out my invites last month for my wedding in March. However, we are trying to get people to book by November if they want an early booking bonus. But I definitely think you're good on your timeline.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I sent my STD year in advance then invitations were sent out in June 2011 for our April 2012 wedding. Giving everyone 3 months to RSVP. I wouldn't even mind if people rsvp'd no but we still need more responses. Still one more month of waiting.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yea, I've decided to change it a bit. I'm sending out the invites early September with an RSVP of November 1st, giving guests two months. Afraid that if I leave it until December people will just keep putting off making the hard decision. Especially since people aren't looking at it logically. I have a cousin who emailed me to tell me that 8 people in her family were coming - 4 kids. REALLY?!? Airplane tickets are crazy and two of her daughters are old enough to be considered adults - not kids. I see that as highly unlikely (esp since she just came back from a wedding in jamaica). 

 

I'm hoping with RSVPs people will sit down and look at the prices, then make a rational decision. Then I can plan on what I'm going to do during the wedding weekend. My guests will have loads more fun if there's just 30 over 60 because we'll be able to pay for loads more. Ah, decisions...decisions!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think your timing is reasonable, especially with sending out STDs.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  


  • Best Destination Wedding Sponsors



    Facebook Pinterest Google+ Twitter
  • Posts

    • Hello friends, We are pleased to announce the launch of our brand new website! After years of hard work and dedication, we are delighted to officially announce The Wedding Factory & Co I'd love it if you'd go take a look. Here's the link: https://theweddingfactoryandco.com/ https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=514815465723368&id=438996693305246&sfnsn=mo Also on Instagram @theweddingfactoryandco  I hope you find our website with a fresh look, easy to access and we also wish to establish this portal as a source of information for those who visit our site... Thank you  VERONICA MIRANDA   
    • You might consider underground studio Puerto Vallarta. They are a young coupe doing an excellent Job at affordable rates.
    • Thanks for answering Patty! We are having the legal proceedings done in December so february is the celebration. We will have pictures first then a ceremony with a religious discourse and then have the reception.  I'm guessing we will be 50 people, give or take. Half of them are Canadian. They will need accommodations but if we have the wedding ag a resort I dont want them to be forced into staying there if they dont want to. 
    • Hello Everyone! Thank you for sharing your experience about Tom Moks. We have read it very careful before we booked. But at the end of the day we were very happy with his service. I consider myself as a difficult customer but this time everything went just smooth. We had our wedding in Sayulita, close to Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco. He came on time, he stayed with us late night.  After all we had to wait like 3weeks to receive the pictures, but we LOVED them. He sent us more pictures that he promises in the contract, and in 85% they were perfect.  The other 15% we asked him to edit once more, and he did it, without hesitation. This is his official Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tom_moks_photography/  Personally I would buy his service again, but the decision is always yours. E.    
    • Hello!  We are getting married at El Dorado Royale in August 2019.  We are trying to decide between La Salon Royale and Los Tucanes for the reception. I vastly prefer Tucanes but I’m worried everyone will be hot and miserable since I’ve been told it doesn’t have AC. Does anyone have experience with either location? If Tucanes, is there a way to get fans or cool it down? If La Salon, I’d love tips on how to decorate inexpensively so that it doesn’t look so “ballroom”-y. Thank you very much! 
  • Topics

×
×
  • Create New...