Jump to content

Photo

Invitations!


  • Please log in to reply
6 replies to this topic

#1 Sarahkey32

Sarahkey32
  • Newbie
  • 1 posts
  • Wedding Date:June 14, 2016
  • Wedding Location:Bahia Principe Esmeralda, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Posted 29 June 2015 - 12:46 PM

Hi all, new to the forum but looking for a little help from other women who are going through this process too! We are planning our wedding in 6/16 in Punta Cana and I'm really stuck on invitations. We are booking through a travel agency and having our guests do the same, so we will be getting a wedding website through the agency. Do I need to send out save the dates and formal invitations when they really only need the date and the website?? In my head I think I can get away with a save the date type invitation with our website on it and since everyone will be booking far in advance the traditional invitation being sent out 8-10 weeks before the wedding seems useless to me. What has everyone else done?! Thanks!!!

#2 calgarybride2015

calgarybride2015
  • Sr. Member
  • 4,505 posts
  • Wedding Date:January 21, 2015
  • Wedding Location:Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya
  • LocationCalgary, AB

Posted 29 June 2015 - 01:03 PM

Welcome and congrats on your wedding.

We also did a wedding website. To spread the news we did an invitation but not a STD. We sent our invites out mid May for our January wedding. They were boarding passes and fairly basic in info as they were directed to the website on the invite itself.

Here is a picture. Attached File  ImageUploadedByTapatalk1435611793.918202.jpg   224.45KB   6 downloads

Some brides do STD, some invites, some
Both, some do everything electronically. Anything goes :)

Hope that helps some.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Edited by calgarybride2015, 29 June 2015 - 01:04 PM.

-Kim

Married on 2015/01/21 at the Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya with 43 guests in attendance   :)

 

Planning Thread - http://www.bestdesti...s-riviera-maya/

 

Wedding Pictures http://www.bestdesti...ra-maya/page-36

 

Wedding Review http://www.bestdesti...31#entry1885600

 

 


#3 acw271011

acw271011
  • Moderators
  • 3,128 posts
  • Wedding Date:October 20, 2011
  • Wedding Location:We tied the knot in Runaway Bay, Jamaica and renewed our vows in Mexico on our 4th Anniversary
  • LocationToronto Area

Posted 29 June 2015 - 04:37 PM

I'll second what @calgarybride2015 said. There don't seem to be any hard and fast rules for destination weddings other than trying to give everyone the info as far in advance as possible. Some brides will do STDs, others will do electronic invites, still others will do save the dates and invites as well. Your budget will probably dictate a lot of what you do or don't do as well as the size of your group. Obviously if you have a very small group communication is much easier than a large group of 100.

Good luck and happy planning!

I said "yes" again to the love of my life at Grand Coral Beach Club, Playa del Carmen, Mexico on our 4th anniversary - October 20, 2015

 

 

http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/topic/78874-acw271011-so-this-is-not-a-planning-thread-but/

 

 

event.png


#4 vancouverpetunia

vancouverpetunia
  • Member
  • 670 posts
  • Wedding Date:April 7, 2016
  • Wedding Location:Now Sapphire, Riviera Maya, Mexico
  • LocationVancouver, Canada

Posted 29 June 2015 - 08:21 PM

@acw271011 Good point about budget and size of group. We did email STDs about 1 year out and I think we will do mailed invitations about 6 months out. Seems a bit silly in a way to do the invitations but it's one traditional thing I really like (I love stationery and paper products). We also have a few older relatives who don't have email so I think they would appreciate it. But everyone's different and I don't think there's a "proper" way to do it.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

- Erin

 

My planning thread: http://www.bestdesti...2016/?p=1893268

 

My Now Sapphire review: http://www.bestdesti...riviera-cancun/


#5 deecol

deecol
  • Member
  • 787 posts
  • Wedding Date:April 30, 2016
  • Wedding Location:Grand Bahia Principe Coba, Riviera Maya, Mexico
  • LocationToronto, Canada

Posted 30 June 2015 - 05:30 AM

I sent save the dates via email and one page boarding pass invitations shortly after.  Both had a link to the wedding website where we update often.

 

We got a vistaprint groupon ($70 worth of product for $27) and were able to get all the invitations with envelopes and even order envelope stickers.  Although some people had put down their deposits shortly after the save the dates went out, we still sent the invites because they were inexpensive, felt a bit more formal (and real haha) and the older generation appreciated getting a paper invite.

 

There's pictures of my STDs and Invites in my profile gallery. 



 event.png
 

 

My Planning Thread:

http://www.bestdesti...6/#entry1904529


#6 Moments That Matter

Moments That Matter

    Diamond Vendor

  • Insiders
  • 3,074 posts

    Posted 01 July 2015 - 02:05 PM

    Welcome to our forum community, Sarahkey32 and Congrats on your Punta Cana wedding next year!!! as you've already seen, there's lot of great advice, ideas and support from everyone here that sure to help with your planning decisions :)

     

    Wishing you happy research, and all the best with your plans - cheers!!! team MTM:)

     

    ....here are some magical wedding "moments that matter" from our Cover Photo Album to inspire you further......enjoy :)

    10466993_10152470886239487_2370077874343

     

    10532891_10152537577179487_8316082035582

     

    10257602_10152444384029487_9172712922710

     

    10264266_10152377393459487_3877437393745


    Edited by Moments That Matter, 01 July 2015 - 02:07 PM.

    MTM%20Logo%202016_zps4tzm05my.png

     

     

    Moments That Matter Photography , Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Mexico

    Canadian Award Winning Photojournalist serving the Riviera Maya

     

    Email: contact@momentsthatmatterphotography.com

    Why we're Ranked #1 ~ Scoop on what we do:  MTM Reviews

    Meet Lincoln & Team MTM: "Meet Lincoln" Video + see his Passion!!!

     

    We Offer: 100% Vendor Fee Discount
                        100% Deposit Guarantee

                        100% Satisfaction Guarantee


    #7 beckys98

    beckys98
    • Member
    • 543 posts
    • Wedding Date:June 11, 2015
    • Wedding Location:Iberostar Rose Hall Suites Montego Bay

    Posted 01 July 2015 - 03:36 PM

    We did not do invitations. In fact, we did an electronic save the date via paperless post and directed to our website and that was it! We told people not to wait for a mailed invitation so they weren't expecting it - because we needed them to put their deposits down WELL before we would have sent out the invitation. Like you, we couldn't see the value in spending the money. The money we saved we put toward providing transportation to an excursion while we were in Jamaica.

     

    We aren't a very traditional couple though and all of our guests had internet access so it fit us! No one said a word about it to us so I assume people were a-ok with it! We had 66 guests at our wedding a few weeks ago so I don't think it hurt our attendance :)

     

    Hi all, new to the forum but looking for a little help from other women who are going through this process too! We are planning our wedding in 6/16 in Punta Cana and I'm really stuck on invitations. We are booking through a travel agency and having our guests do the same, so we will be getting a wedding website through the agency. Do I need to send out save the dates and formal invitations when they really only need the date and the website?? In my head I think I can get away with a save the date type invitation with our website on it and since everyone will be booking far in advance the traditional invitation being sent out 8-10 weeks before the wedding seems useless to me. What has everyone else done?! Thanks!!!






    0 user(s) are reading this topic

    0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users