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#1 alexisinjamaica

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 04:40 PM

Hello!

 

Just looking for input on when to send out official invitations. My wedding will be on 4.27.13. Save the Dates were mailed out and received by 4th of July, 2012. Guests have to pay for their rooms in full by February 22, 2013. I was thinking of sending out final invitations in early November, before the craziness of the holidays and to give people who might have forgotten/not realized that final payment was due in Feb a few months to save. Does anyone think that's too soon/late? Appreciate any input!



#2 FranandFredo

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    Posted 31 July 2012 - 03:00 AM

    Great question, I would like to know as well.

    #3 safety75

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      Posted 31 July 2012 - 05:37 AM

      My wedding is June 24, 2013.  I plan to send my save the dates out this week or next and will probably send official invitations the first of the year. 



      #4 jolene028

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      Posted 31 July 2012 - 07:10 AM

      This is where I have struggled the most, I don't think that I understand the STD I mean once I have all the information I though I would send out invitations, I guess I am missing the STD reasoning!!! I was thinking that I will send out invitations and then do a reminder letter just before the trip needs to be paid in full!!!



      #5 safety75

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        Posted 31 July 2012 - 08:28 AM

        Basically I'm sending a save the date b/c several people going need to request off work very far in advance and start saving $ now so the STD just lets them know the date so they can start planning and saving. I also have our website on the STD so they can check that our frequently. That is where I post any and all new info I get regarding rates, travel etc.  



        #6 jordanb

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          Posted 31 July 2012 - 08:51 AM

          My wedding is Mid January 2013. I sent out save the dates right after we got engaged (Mayish) so people could rally plan. I am sending out invites this month, with a return date by mid October, so they can think about it for a while and I have a little over two months notice. Final payment for us is due early December. With destination weddings, I really dont think there is such thing as too early, or too much notice (or too many reminders!)


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          #7 Mufin1785

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            Posted 31 July 2012 - 10:18 AM

            My wedding is Mid February 2013. We sent out save the dates 18 months in advance and then again 11months in advance. I am sending out invites in early November, with a return date by January 1st.   Final payment for us is due December 5th. With destination weddings, I really dont think there is such thing as too early, or too much notice (or too many reminders!) I also keep everyone updated with our wedding website. 



            #8 jolene028

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            Posted 31 July 2012 - 11:48 AM

            Wow thanks ladies that gives me more to think about for sure! Back to the drawing board!!!



            #9 Keasley173

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              Posted 31 July 2012 - 11:59 AM

              Originally Posted by alexisinjamaica 

              Hello!

               

              Just looking for input on when to send out official invitations. My wedding will be on 4.27.13. Save the Dates were mailed out and received by 4th of July, 2012. Guests have to pay for their rooms in full by February 22, 2013. I was thinking of sending out final invitations in early November, before the craziness of the holidays and to give people who might have forgotten/not realized that final payment was due in Feb a few months to save. Does anyone think that's too soon/late? Appreciate any input!

              Congratulations! My coordinator advised that it's best to send out the actual invites 6 months before the actual date, so looks like you better start getting them ready to go out in August....Hope this helps.



              #10 alexisinjamaica

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              Posted 31 July 2012 - 12:34 PM

              Originally Posted by Keasley173 

              Congratulations! My coordinator advised that it's best to send out the actual invites 6 months before the actual date, so looks like you better start getting them ready to go out in August....Hope this helps.


              Yikes, better get a move on it! Thanks everyone for the input!!






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