That's actually a smart idea. I didn't think of doing that. I have the deadline sent out for the actual deadline of July 4th. I wish I had to think of that then maybe everyone would have their deposits in by now.
How are you doing with it? do you have many people booked so far? how many did you invite?
Well even though mine is not "due" until July 14th, I had to send out a memo the other day because my TA advised me that my flight was getting full. Sunwing only reserves 30 seats for my group, and if more than 30 book, they could potentially not have a seat on the plane, so I let them know this. I invited 53 people down but anticipate maybe 30-35 guests (or maybe less!) actually coming. I haven't asked my TA but all my bridesmaids have put down their deposits, and hopefully my parents are getting on it....... Just want this part to be over so that I know who's coming and who's not!