FI and I have decided to get married in July 2011. So we have plenty of time! However, we are having a semi-DW. It will be in his hometown, so it's local for most of his family/guests but requires international travel for my guests.
He's gotten all of the information from the venue we want to use. It's usually not a problem to book it in as little as 6 months in advance, but they would let up put a deposit down now if we wanted.
Most of my family memebers have already told me that they plan to make the trip. If I decide to send out save the dates, how far in advance do you think I should do it in order to give them enough time to save for the trip? Would you send out STDs just to the people who will need to travel and skip them or send them later for the local guests? Or should I just forget the STDs and give everyone the travel info they'll need? One more- how far in advance would you book the venue in order to make sure people know exactly when they'll need plane tickets?
Sorry it's long...I just want to get this part over with so I can stop thinking about it for, well, about a year.
Oh and Happy New Year everyone!