Saturday, June 14, 2008

How Soon is too Soon?

So I feel like I am way ahead of the game, after Doc proposed at Christmas I immediately went into event planning mode and devised a plan, a spread sheet, and a to do list that will keep me busy until October 2009! We've taken engagement photos, set a date, secured a venue, and ordered save the date magnets; now all I need to do is determine how soon is too soon to get them off. I know, I know, 16 months far exceeds whats considered reasonable notice and I'm sure it would be frowned upon by the wedding etiquette gods however, I'm so excited I just want to get them out the box and into the hands of my guests! I/we, (yea right!) decided on a (2x3.5) business card size magnet from MagnetStreet so our invited guest could keep our wedding reminder on the fridge where it's large enough to notice yet small enough not to annoy. Here's the template we choose; its simple and relaxed yet with the Autumn colors we used it has some edge. Actual magnet photos to come...

In an effort to cut cost I'm taking on my first DIY project affixing the magnets to postcards using mini envelopes I found at EnvelopeMall (They have ton's envelopes all colors and sizes). I will keep you posted on how that turns out but in the interim I've got to figure out how much notice is too much notice? Since ALL of our guest are traveling were treating this like a destination wedding with a weekend of events to show guest DC beyond our wedding. Guest will have to travel across the nation to attend and I feel like I should provide ample time to plan. Feedback would be appreciated at this point, I've read all the books and there is no way I can sit on these until six months before the wedding! Is one year to early for the preview to the invitation?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have gotten save the dates that were sent out a year in advance, and we sent ours out close to year. Plus, you are super excited, so who cares what the etiquette book says, go ahead and send them a year in advance.

Sunday, June 15, 2008 9:33:00 AM  
Blogger Oh Happy Blog! said...

I believe with the increasing price of airline tickets and travel... that your guests will appreciate a year's notice.

I also think that your energy would be best put to use in starting a wedding website. While you won't need to formally announce this for a little while, it does take quite a bit of time to gather all of the information and get everything just right... so this is the perfect project to keep you busy for the next few months.

Monday, June 16, 2008 12:43:00 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

usually a year for the save the dates especially when it's a destination wedding.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008 7:11:00 AM  

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