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#11 Saraha

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    Posted 14 January 2008 - 10:56 PM

    My wedding is in June, we sent out STD in October and invited in March.

    #12 IrieBride08

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      Posted 18 January 2008 - 04:35 PM

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      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.
      I did the same thing, but I'm having second thoughts about sending an invitation. My STD didn't require an RSVP, but stated that anyone who wanted to participate in the travel & resort group rates would have to make deposits by Nov 1.

      That prompted everyone to respond by making payments. I recently sent a "Wedding Update" newsletter to everyone letting them know that the airfare and 40% of the resort costs must be paid by Feb. 7.

      I felt guilty at first sending the Update so soon after Xmas, but since no one was making payments as part of the established payment plan, I had to take drastic action!

      At this point, my invitation would only be a formality! To date, I have 37 people confirmed to go.


      #13 DanielleNDerek

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        Posted 18 January 2008 - 04:59 PM

        My wedding is in Nov 2008. I sent out my STDs at the end of Nov 2007. Will probably send formal invites in May.
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        #14 Maura

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        Posted 18 January 2008 - 05:20 PM

        my wedding is aug 9th. we are sending out STDs in 3 weeks (the 6 month mark) with a prelim. rsvp to our website within 3 weeks from the day they receive them. our invites will likely go out either very end of april or very early may, with a june 1 RSVP date so we can get a final headcount, and give the few stragglers an additional 2 weeks to get their crap together and book the room and whatnot. our final date for booking the rooms is actually july 9th, but we sure as hell arent telling our guests that!

        #15 pvrdestinationbride

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          Posted 19 January 2008 - 06:33 PM

          I sent out my invitations last week so that they would be received just over 6 weeks before the wedding...we sent our STDs in October so no one should be surprised! I am already getting responses back....going to the mailbox is soooo fun!

          #16 rodent

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            Posted 19 January 2008 - 08:53 PM

            Our wedding is in june. I sent out STDs in August & September (took a while to get all the addresses). I've been sending out some email updates & I keep the website updated. It's now 5 months until the wedding. I am making my invites now. I'll probably send them as soon as they are ready. It might take a while, because I need to glue cardstock onto 60 of them still. And then 2 friends are going to caligraphy the addresses. So maybe they will be done in a month or two. Then I'll send them out. 3-4 months in advance. I'm really excited to get them out because I had so much fun making them & can't wait to share them.

            #17 lucy106

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              Posted 23 January 2008 - 03:34 PM

              For whatever it is worth I read a DW ettiquete guide that says to send out the formal invites 8-10 weeks before the wedding. Doesnt seem like much time to me. But I guess if you had already done STDs then people already have an idea that the event is coming.

              #18 ChristinaH

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                Posted 01 February 2008 - 01:01 AM

                I had read that with destination weddings, it was acceptable to send out the invitations up to four months prior to the wedding date, with the RSVP to be two months prior to the wedding date. However, I am completely stressing because I am having an October wedding and will be putting out my STDs next week. Haven't even picked out an invitation, let alone nail down the guest list. STRESSED!

                #19 Yari

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                  Posted 01 February 2008 - 02:50 AM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by ChristinaH
                  I had read that with destination weddings, it was acceptable to send out the invitations up to four months prior to the wedding date, with the RSVP to be two months prior to the wedding date. However, I am completely stressing because I am having an October wedding and will be putting out my STDs next week. Haven't even picked out an invitation, let alone nail down the guest list. STRESSED!
                  Take a deep breath, it will all work out. I sent out my STD's the second week of January. The guest list keeps changing, but nothing too drastic. I plan on sending my invites the end of July.

                  #20 BarefootBride

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                    Posted 01 February 2008 - 09:09 AM

                    I am sending mine out the beginning of March with RSVP only to the wedding TA. I dont plan to deal with it. I will only plan for those who have booked.




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