This is what I was debating on doing. We have a tight time frame - got engaged July 22, booked the resort within 2 weeks and the my TA (a friend attending the wedding) got our room block booked for our Canadian guests (we have guests from the US and England as well). But, WJ gave us only 30 days to get deposits in (deadline is Sept 10, we are telling people Sept 5).
So I wound up doing a long email and telling people save the dates and an invitation would follow. I just sent out save the dates (we did magnets affixed to the front of plain note cards and I wrote out the details and personal message inside). The business card of our TA was in there, and our magnets have the website on it.
We've only had 4 of 11 'rooms' book so far (and I did the manifests for 2 because it was our parents). One has told me that he is not coming. And we have had 7 people RSVP from England - based only on a FB message from my FI (the save the dates won't arrive until later there).
So I am thinking about waiting to see who is coming/who is a maybe. I will still do 'invites' but I think more of an info package (with a luggage tag maybe) will go out to those who book. Those who are ''on the fence'' can have an invite, but no luggage tag/info.
I have just been so stressed out with other stupid things and now this deadline comes up. I don't want to do anymore!!! WAHHH