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#1 ccsquinty

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    Posted 14 January 2008 - 01:31 PM

    how early in advance should i send out the invitations for my destination wedding?

    #2 LCBride2007

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      Posted 14 January 2008 - 03:15 PM

      i want to say we sent our STDs in December and then maybe April for the invites? just a couple weeks earlier than normal.

      #3 katrina

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        Posted 14 January 2008 - 03:31 PM

        our wedding is in july and we're mailing the invites in march with an rsvp date of early may.

        #4 Leia78

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          Posted 14 January 2008 - 03:52 PM

          I guess i sent out my stuff a bit early! My wedding is at the end of Oct., sent out the STDs in Nov., invitations in Jan. w/ an RSVP date of March.

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            Posted 14 January 2008 - 04:11 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by Leia78
            I guess i sent out my stuff a bit early! My wedding is at the end of Oct., sent out the STDs in Nov., invitations in Jan. w/ an RSVP date of March.
            i'm sure you're fine. i was just worried that if i sent them out too early i would get an unrealistic number of "yes"s.

            #6 Lorilou

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              Posted 14 January 2008 - 05:04 PM

              my wedding is in May, sent the STDs out in September and sending the invitations out next week with a RSVP date of March.

              We have a good idea of who's going b/c our STD said to let us know if they were a yes, no or maybe. it's the maybe's that worry me.

              #7 Spazz

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                Posted 14 January 2008 - 05:11 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by Lorilou
                my wedding is in May, sent the STDs out in September and sending the invitations out next week with a RSVP date of March.

                We have a good idea of who's going b/c our STD said to let us know if they were a yes, no or maybe. it's the maybe's that worry me.
                We did almost the exact thing, except a little earlier with the STDs (July). My invitations are ready to be mailed for my May wedding and I'll probably do it in the next 2 weeks. I put March 15 as the RSVP date. I already know who is coming for the most part, I just want to nail down the "maybes" at least 2 months ahead of time.

                #8 chicago88

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                  Posted 14 January 2008 - 06:02 PM

                  I sent my STD's out at the end of June/early July. I sent out my invites mid November with an RSVP of December 15th. Wedding is 2/15/08. FYI.



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                  #9 KellyandMatt08

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                    Posted 14 January 2008 - 07:41 PM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by Lizz
                    We did almost the exact thing, except a little earlier with the STDs (July). My invitations are ready to be mailed for my May wedding and I'll probably do it in the next 2 weeks. I put March 15 as the RSVP date. I already know who is coming for the most part, I just want to nail down the "maybes" at least 2 months ahead of time.
                    Ditto! RSVP date is exactly 2 months before the wedding, exactly 1 month before the room block ends.

                    #10 coreyphil

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                      Posted 14 January 2008 - 07:50 PM

                      I think it also depends on how big your wedding is ... I'm getting married March 8th. We got engaged in August and sent out STD's in September. We sent out our formal invites after Christmas. Our RSVP deadline was 2 weeks before we have to release the room block for the hotel. However, the final count for the activities and reception aren't needed until 30 days before.

                      We're only having 35 to 40 people ... so we've been in contact with everyone pretty frequently. But, even with a small group, it's been a lot of work --- so if you've got a bigger group, I would definitely allow a bit more time!




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