As Colorado wedding planners, many of our couples are destination wedding clients looking to tie the knot surrounded by the beautiful Rocky Mountains! While planning a Colorado destination wedding doesn’t need to be stressful with the help of a planner, it does necessitate getting a head start on sending your save-the-dates and invitations. Keep reading to discover the ultimate destination wedding invitation timeline and answers to FAQs.
Destination Wedding Invitation Timeline
When Should I Send Save-the-Dates?
Sending save-the-dates is crucial since these pieces of correspondence let your guests know when and where you’ll say “I do.” Then, they can block out their calendars accordingly! For a Colorado destination wedding, we recommend sending your save-the-dates up to one year and no later than eight months in advance. This timeline will give your guests sufficient notice to take off work, make travel arrangements, arrange childcare, etc.
When Should I Create My Wedding Website?
Create your wedding website before mailing your save-the-dates. Doing this is crucial so that your guests have a place to go to access more information about the wedding. At a minimum, it should cover travel basics, such as the wedding’s location and nearby accommodations, but ideally, it will give your guests a complete picture of what to expect. Your wedding planner can help you with this!
When Should I Order My Wedding Invitations?
If you’re ordering custom or semi-custom invitations, you’ll want to hire your stationer eight months to a year in advance. The best artists usually have limited slots available that fill up fast. So, don’t wait to book your first choice!
However, if you’re using an online stationery vendor like Minted, you can wait to order your invitations until one month before mailing them. When’s the best time to send destination wedding invitations? Two to four months before the big day.
When Should I Set My RSVP Date?
Regardless of when you send your invitations, you should set your RSVP date two to three weeks before the wedding. That will give you plenty of time to follow up with guests who haven’t responded. Moreover, it will allow you and your vendors time to finalize table assignments and create your day-of paper details.
How Can I Track Guests’ Responses Online?
Online RSVP tracking has become common for laidback and formal weddings alike. Not only does this method give your guests an easy way to respond that doesn’t require a trip to the post office, but it also reduces the printing and postage costs you and your partner are responsible for.
Most purveyors of wedding websites also offer an online RSVP function. When you create your website, be sure to select a service with all the functions you require. For example, if you’re hosting a destination wedding weekend with more than one event, you’ll need to collect multiple RSVPs from each guest. Or, if your guests are choosing an entrée, you’ll need to include a meal selection option.
Colorado Destination Wedding Planners
We hope this destination wedding invitation timeline has answered your questions and given you an idea of what to expect throughout your planning journey.
Are you ready to start planning your Colorado destination wedding? Sapphire Celebrations would be thrilled to assist you! With roots in the state going back to the early twentieth century, there’s no team better qualified to assist you with planning a wedding in this stunning destination. Connect with us today to learn more about our various planning packages and find the one that’s right for you!
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