(Closed) Are Save the Date Cards Neccessary?

posted 6 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
1761 posts
Buzzing bee

Totally not necessary, unless you’re having a Destination Wedding and people will need a lot of time to plan. I got some for the heck of it from VistaPrint when they had a deal for 100 free postcards. The whole shebang only cost about $50.

Post # 4
5371 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016

@pinkinlove87:  No one does save the dates in my area so we’re not doing them to save money (: plus I think a lot of our guests wouldn’t have heard of them and would be confused by the lack of traditional invitation information.

Post # 5
1729 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

i did some only because we are having a wedding between 2 main holidays, the main amount of guests  live in 2 cities that are roughly 75 miles apart- besides the few people that live out of state!

I went the affordable way, waited until staples was having a sale on postcards and made them there, actaully with a coupon i had i got all 100 of them free!

if you are having a all local wedding and most peole are aware of the day, then i dont think you HAVE to have them.

Post # 6
16216 posts
Honey Beekeeper

They are not a necessity, so if you don’t feel like you need them and don’t have the money for them, don’t worry!

Post # 7
500 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Definitely not necessary. If there are certain people who are traveling far or need more notice to save the date, just let them know, but if you don’t think you need them you can definitely go without.

Post # 8
4485 posts
Honey bee

They are not required and many people actually don’t use them. They are a nice gesture if you can afford them, to give people enough time to schedule vacation (some businesses require 6-12 months advance notice), etc.

Post # 9
2158 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Not a necessity at all! I sent out mine and a lot of people are confused that they are getting another invitaiton, since they already have one (the STD)

Post # 10
1471 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

not necessary…. We did a holiday letter/save the date….. It was fun, we sent it out at the end of Novemeber, (our wedding is the end of Apirl) we were able to update everbody about our lives and let them know to save the date, we also printed out a christmas card picture at Target and mailed both together! It cost us $30 for letter and picture and they came out so well! it was something different and fun!  

You dont have to do anything, or come up with an alternative, no need to spend lots of $ on a save the date

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