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Now that my visa is almost in hand, time to start thinking about planning the wedding! My fiancée is in the US and I'm in the UK. Is it more sensible for us to go with 2 x totally separate invitation processes (writing, printing, packing, mailing), one there in the US and one here in the UK? Or better to do it all in one country and then just find a way to mail all the invitations across the pond for the British attendees??

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I had cards designed and printed in Germany and then shipped to me (making them the most expensive cards ever! But they were extra-specially designed, so...).

Then mailed from US, and I included reply postcards with the appropriate German stamps affixed. It just all takes a long time, mail can be sloooooooow...

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You could send them all to one person in the UK then have them give them to everyone else? I sent ours with my Xmas present to my fiance. We are having two weddings one when he gets here and one in September that will be the big one that I sent the invites for. Luckily everyone we invited live in the same area so he could hand them out personally. Less expensive that way than mailing each indidually from the US


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1 hour ago, peanutismint said:

Now that my visa is almost in hand, time to start thinking about planning the wedding! My fiancée is in the US and I'm in the UK. Is it more sensible for us to go with 2 x totally separate invitation processes (writing, printing, packing, mailing), one there in the US and one here in the UK? Or better to do it all in one country and then just find a way to mail all the invitations across the pond for the British attendees??

I had a group of people from the UK over for our wedding. I used WeddingPaperDivas. Unfortunately that company got taken over by Shutterfly, but I think the concept is still the same. I created them online and had them sent to my home very quickly, then set them all up and wrote the names on front of the envelopes. My mailman suggested I bulk send them to the UK, so I mailed them all to my MiL in one large envelope with tracking, and put her in charge of distributing them all to the rest of the family that was coming. You could mail them individually, but there's always the potential of it getting lost.

 

At the wedding I hand wrote all the thank you cards and put them in gift bags for our guests for them to take back with them to the UK.


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Wedding: 9/30/15

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My husband got quite creative and created a UK passport style invitation with an animated K1 visa in it approved. However, we sent them all out together both to family in the US and UK. I guess it all depends on when the wedding is after your POE. We got married on Halloween as no one will forget our Anniversary (LOL) and also it will always be fun! 

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On 1/24/2019 at 2:40 PM, peanutismint said:

Now that my visa is almost in hand, time to start thinking about planning the wedding! My fiancée is in the US and I'm in the UK. Is it more sensible for us to go with 2 x totally separate invitation processes (writing, printing, packing, mailing), one there in the US and one here in the UK? Or better to do it all in one country and then just find a way to mail all the invitations across the pond for the British attendees??

I've recently been thinking about this as we're currently organising a leaving party with invitations etc. 

 

We'll design one on a US site and once on a UK site (thankfully I have a family friend who owns a print company and just send the design and tadah) and have them delivered to ourselves in the US and my Mam at home (to deliver to UK side people) :-) 

 

Saves on the international shipping and wait times etc.

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Met while I was on holiday:  11/01/2017

Agreed that we were an item: 11/09/2017

She said yes: 04/06/2018

Filed I129f: 06/09/2018

NOA1 dated: 06/14/2018

NOA2 dated: 11/29/2018

NVC Case #: Fianceé (USC) Called and received it: 01/08/2019

Case Shipped: 01/08/2019

Case Received: 01/15/2019

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