When to Send Destination Invitations


One of the most common questions from couples is about when to send destination wedding invitations and save-the-dates. And when the heck should you ask for RSVP’s? Here is a complete cheat sheet to guide you and answer all your questions.

First off - before you order anything, make sure that you have your personal wedding website up and all the information filled in. If you know the date, location and time, you are ready to set up your destination wedding website. Additional information on tours and other events can be added as you confirm them.

Save The Dates - when hosting a destination wedding get them out 9-12 months ahead of time. This allows guests to budget to attend properly. Some may need to ask for days off of work in advance, prep childcare, etc.

RSVP’s - With destination weddings RSVP’s are their reservations. You don’t have to send out RSVP cards with your Save the Dates or your Invitations. Guests know that if they want to attend they need to make a deposit and then your travel agent/wedding planner will handle it from there.

Invitations - Invitations are more of a reminder. You don’t want to send them too early because then guests forget or they put things off to do a later time and maybe by then it will be too late. Best cases are when invitations are sent 2 - 3 months before the wedding.

Please feel free to post comments and ask questions!

Happy Planning!

Veronica Foster