When do you send out save-the-dates and destination wedding invitations, as well as what they should include? It is all about the timing. Here are the rules to follow:
Save-the-Dates for Destination Wedding Invitations
When to send: 9-12 months
What to include: Destination and resort name, link to a wedding website, information on group accommodations, include your travel agency contact information and the name of the agent. Yes, a travel agent! They will take the stress of travel and coordinating all of your guests away from you. The last thing you want to do is worry about a flight schedule or a room category for Aunt Karen and Uncle John.
Destination Wedding Invitations
When to send: Three months ahead if possible, 6-8 weeks minimum. Many resorts like a final count 45 days out.
What to include: Brief wedding weekend itinerary, ceremony location (helpful for dress code), RSVP card
Try not to wait until the last minute—guests need time to book travel and plan a vacation!