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How to: Destination Wedding Invitation Timeline

You’ve set the date and chosen a location for your destination wedding and now you are looking at invitations and maybe even save-the date cards for your destination wedding. Because of the travel and budgetary requirements of a destination wedding, you will want to give your guests as much time as possible to make the necessary arrangements.

This guide covers timing for sending wedding correspondence such as save-the-date cards, invitations and thank you notes for your destination wedding.

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When to Send Save-the Date Cards for your destination Wedding

A general rule of thumb is to send Save-the-date cards for your destination wedding 9 to 12 months in advance. Your save the date card should be sent to everyone you plan to invite to the wedding and should include your names, the date of the ceremony and the location. In the case of a destination wedding, you may still be trying to determine your venues, hotels and other logistics, as such, the location on your save the date card may only name the island where your wedding will be held. It is a good idea to also include your wedding website address where you can add hotel and flight information as you make your decisions.

When to Send Destination Wedding Invitations

Destination wedding invitations are usually sent our 5 to 6 months before your wedding date. This is much earlier than a traditional wedding, but the additional time will give guests the opportunity to make their travel arrangements.

I recommend ordering your wedding invitations so that they arrive to you a month or two before you plan to send them out. Addressing and assembling wedding invitations can often take much longer than you think. And be sure to leave enough time for other services such as calligraphy if you choose to have your wedding invitation addresses hand written.

Destination Wedding Invitation RSVP Date

The reply by date for your destination wedding invitation should be 3 months before the wedding. That way you have an accurate headcount as you finalize the last details of your wedding.

When to Send Wedding Gift Thank You Notes

For gifts received before the wedding, try to send thank you notes upon receipt. Note: The bride should use her maiden name when responding. For gifts received at or after the wedding, thank you notes should be sent once you return home from the honeymoon.


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