(Closed) Are Save the Dates really necessary?

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: who should I send invites to?
    Out of towners Only? : (4 votes)
    33 %
    Locals AND Out of towners? : (8 votes)
    67 %
  • Post # 3
    449 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    For any event that you want to have the utmost chance of people attending, you should send a save the date. If you don’t want to bother with a physical mailing, you can opt for something like Paperless Post.

    Post # 4
    3314 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    They aren’t necessary, but they can help others be able to plan for your wedding.  Personally I decided to just send them to everyone, but the Out of Town people would be the ones who would have the most planning to do.  🙂  Hope that helps!

    Post # 5
    2161 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I voted out of towners, but we didn’t send any.   I’ve never heard of them before coming on wedding websites, and everyone coming to the wedding already knows about it via word of mouth. 

    Post # 6
    2195 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I was just discussing this with my mom yesterday. We are only going to be engaged for 8 months, so we are thinking it’s not totally necessary. Some friends of ours did an email STD that was so adorable and lead you to their wedding website…that’s an idea you can think about if a lot of your guests have email!

    Post # 7
    566 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    My local friends/family were very excited to receive the STD.  I would send them to everyone. 

    Post # 8
    941 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    We decided to send them to everybody, but that’s because so many people are out of town, we figured we may as well just add in the ones that weren’t.  Plus, no one is really “local” (the wedding’s going to be about an hour away outside of the city, which isn’t the easiest to get to).

    Save the dates seem just like a nice way to give a heads up to people so they can start planning.  But, honestly I think it’s not necessary for locals, and maybe not even for out of town guests if they already know/don’t have to make too many travel accomidations.  

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