Christine Paxman
Christine Paxman 11 Mar 2019

When to send invites for a destination wedding

Hello, I'm getting married next year, in Spain. We are getting married in May half term. When would be best to send invites out? As people will need to book flights ect. It is only close family and a few friends, most of whom know it is in Spain. Thank you for your help!

Daniela Giovino
Daniela Giovino 11 Mar 2019

I would do it the sooner the better, means people can get organised, especially when it’s half term x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 12 Mar 2019

I would think as soon as possible so that as soon as flights are released they can book their flights and also find accommodation. Have a wonderful day x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 12 Mar 2019

Sooner the better people need to book next year's holiday of work from April this year ! And then they can confirm if they have got the time off ! It's never too soon to be organised

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 12 Mar 2019

You could always send out save the dates and state it’s abroad so then they can get organised x

Janine Graham
Janine Graham 12 Mar 2019

I sent mine out last month, getting married August this year x

Chelsea-Anne Horrocks
Chelsea-Anne Horrocks 12 Mar 2019

Id send save the dates out asap stating its abroad and when. That way people can book it off/start saving x

Kayleigh E Alman
Kayleigh E Alman 12 Mar 2019

Flights are usually released 12 months in advance. If your doing save the dates, get them out now I would say and state it’s in Spain and area so people can get flights to the right part.. and then send formal invites a couple of months later or if your going just normal invites get them out now x

Devan Cresswell
Devan Cresswell 12 Mar 2019

I would send save the dates out first and do that soon as people will need to book time of work and save as being half term it will be more expensive

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 12 Mar 2019

I would skip the save the dates and just send the invites now so then people know what hotels to book etc otherwise they won’t really be able to book anything with just a save the date. Some people might need to start looking at quotes sooner rather than later to be able to afford to make it. Half term would be very expensive no matter where it is. Leaving it until later in the year might risk the Hotel being booked up as a lot of people now book so far in advance for school holidays.

Laura Stewart
Laura Stewart 12 Mar 2019

Flights will be open for buying soon, let them all know sooner rather than later so they can get a good deal

You could always email people the details for places to stay, just have a one sided invite with date, time, venue and RSVP date

Good luck

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 12 Mar 2019

I'm getting married in New york in two years, I have just sent out save the dates to the few we are inviting and I plan to do formal invitations closer to when we are going to book

Rachel Doxey
Rachel Doxey 13 Mar 2019

Soon as possible as flight prices will higher nearer the time.Also with it being half term a lot of flights will be booked up .

Cat Cubitt
Cat Cubitt 13 Mar 2019

Just send the invites at least 6 months before. I’m sure you can give everyone flight info verbally as you see everyone. I put flight info on my invites. And I also had a website which had loads of info on (Getting

Christine Paxman
Christine Paxman 19 Mar 2019

Thank you all for your help. I understand it's not the cheapest time to do it but we have a daughter at school plus nieces and nephews. Hopefully booking the venue this week so will get the invites out as soon as! :)

Hayley Marden
Hayley Marden 19 Mar 2019

Do it soon due to people will need time to save to go abroad

Siobhan McInnes
Siobhan McInnes 20 Mar 2019

We did ours recently as we have families with children so wanted to get it out Incase they wanted to book holiday etc


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