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#1 BillysBride

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    Posted 26 September 2007 - 11:57 AM

    I'm sure this has been asked tons of times, but I did a search and can't find it.

    What timeline do I use to send things out? We're working on design and such and I just want to be able to send them out with PLENTY of notice for those with budgets and demanding schedules to able to attend. Ideally, I'd really love to give them a full year. Thats what I would need personally.

    We plan to send out postcards periodically..maybe every 3 months leading up to the wedding. Just fun little things that will serve as reminders. Sunglasses, sunblock, visors, that sort of thing. But need to know when to send the formal stuff.
    Savannah

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    #2 LadyP

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      Posted 26 September 2007 - 12:44 PM

      hope someone answers soon I have the same questions. Like what to put on the STD do I ask them to RSVP or wait for the formal invite

      #3 JessicaM

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        Posted 26 September 2007 - 12:57 PM

        I mailed my STD's out almost a year in advance. I wanted our guests to have time to plan and save to go to Mexico. I did the Boarding pass STD's with all the dates, travel agent info, passport infor, website info.

        I plan on doing a more formal invitationa a couple of months before the wedding and sending out invites for our AHR at the same time.

        Here is what I did for mine...
        http://bestdestinati....stds-done.html
         

         


        #4 KellyandMatt08

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          Posted 26 September 2007 - 01:02 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by chprfan
          I mailed my STD's out almost a year in advance. I wanted our guests to have time to plan and save to go to Mexico. I did the Boarding pass STD's with all the dates, travel agent info, passport infor, website info.

          I plan on doing a more formal invitationa a couple of months before the wedding and sending out invites for our AHR at the same time.

          Here is what I did for mine...
          http://bestdestinati....stds-done.html
          Ditto!

          I mailed my STDs out a year early and my invites will be going out in Februaryish.

          #5 TATrisha

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          Posted 26 September 2007 - 01:26 PM

          I will be mailing my STD's hopefully next week for my April wedding (would have sent them sooner but I needed the bling first!). I have asked for a tentative RSVP just so we know how to budget and plan and then after christmas I will send the formal invite asking for an official RSVP (for wedding - including flight number, date of arrival, and number of guests, for the welcome dinner (dinner options), and if we decide to do a group tour). I will ask for the RSVP to be back by the beginning of Feb, 8 weeks in advance

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          #6 BillysBride

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            Posted 26 September 2007 - 03:25 PM

            A year it is then! Thanks ladies.

            I LOVE your Boarding Pass cards, Jessica. I've been planning to do that too, but hadn't thought of including seperate passes with all the info on them! Nice!!
            Savannah

            http://i17.photobuck....inecollage.jpgThe Fab Four (my quads) Meryn, Kellen, Nico & Layla
            http://global.thekno...rs/tt265ad.aspxhttp://www.mywedding...nnah/index.html20 STD's w. pre-lim RSVP sent 6/15/09: 7 "Yes" so far/10 guests total!

            #7 foxytv

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              Posted 26 September 2007 - 03:35 PM

              We're getting married in April 2008.

              I mailed our STD postcards in May 2007 and directed people to our website.

              I've sent out email "newsletters" every month or so with updates and --again-- directing them to our website where all the latest info is.

              We're mailing the formal invitations in early October. We're doing it this early b/c our TA needs to give the resort a final head count by mid-January (90 days prior) and b/c we can't pick our reception location until we know how many people will be coming. So, we're asking for RSVP's by November 30 so we don't have people forgetting during the December holidays. Then, I'll use the 2-weeks in early January to follow-up with the hoards of people who likely never sent the RSVP back to us.

              #8 Can'tHardlyWait

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                Posted 26 September 2007 - 04:32 PM

                I sent out STD's 10 months before the wedding, with an RSVP date of October 31st because we need to know how many hotel rooms we need by November 15th. I figured that would give us 2 weeks to make calls/send emails to the people who havent responded.

                I am planning on sending out formal invites in February, but everyone will hopefully be booked by then.

                After that, I thought I would send out a "can't wait to see you at the wedding" letter about 2 or 3 weeks before everyone heads to Mexico.

                #9 Yari

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                  Posted 26 September 2007 - 05:06 PM

                  I like the idea of an "I can't wait to see you letter". Nice touch! I might just steal that idea.

                  #10 p00kylu

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                    Posted 27 September 2007 - 11:42 AM

                    I just sent out STD's early Sept (8 months). for my May 5th wedding. I plan on mailing invitations mid January mith an RSVP for March 15th? I've seen lots of brides on here with an "official count" months before their wedding, I just hope people are that good at RSVPing for me. I worry about that a lot!! I have no idea how many people are coming! But I guess if people are going to make it to a DW they will be good about letting you know? I too like the idea of a postcard "reminder", good idea!
                    Is anyone including any info with the formal invites, or just the invitation and response card?
                    Monica




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