(Closed) Are STDs stupid?

posted 8 years ago in Paper
  • poll: Are you sending save the dates?
    Definitely--how else will people know our info? : (93 votes)
    72 %
    No--people can deal. : (28 votes)
    22 %
    Undecided and confused! : (8 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    1288 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union

    I think they’re unnecessary if all of the guests are from the area where the wedding will be held. But if most guests will have to travel to the location and spend the night, I definitely think it’s a courtesy to give them enough notice to find deals on hotels and transportation.

    Post # 4
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    5921 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    We considered them necessary.  We are having a large New Years Eve wedding, and about 50% of our guest list is from out of town.

    Post # 5
    Member
    900 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I’m a no because

    A – I’m trying to avoid unnecessary costs.

    B – my guest list is pretty small (90ish)

    C – out-of-towners already know about it anyway

    Post # 6
    Member
    399 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I don’t think they are stupid, but I don’t think they are a necessity.  We didn’t send them, we just alerted all our out of town guests via email, but if you have them, and you love them, then embrace the the Save The Date and send them out!

    Post # 7
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    2280 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I think they’re unecessary. That’s what the invitations are for! For some people, STDs are a fun extra they can afford. *shrugs* In my situation they wouldn’t be worth my time or money. That’s no reason for you to not have them, though. Personal choice. 🙂

    Post # 8
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    2398 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    We considered them necessary because so many of our guests are from out of town and will have to fly.  We wanted to give everyone as much lead time as possible to book flights and hotels for cheap without having to mail out invitations nine months in advance.

    Post # 9
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    5399 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I personally think stupid is a harsh word.  Are they necessary for everyone? — No, but for some they are, so it depends on the situation.

    Post # 10
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    6598 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    We need them as all of our guests are out of town and will need to book the hotel before the invites go out if they want the discount/blocked room!

    Post # 11
    Member
    3125 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    If you’re having a wedding far away, sure… But they’re really just a new formality.  We skipped them, but sent our invitations early for our DW.  We also have a very detailed and fabulous website that our guests could check.  We thought that was more practical.. i voted “no” above.

    Post # 12
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    545 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    I think they are necessary at least for OOT guests so they can arrange for traveling to your wedding ahead of time.  100% of my guests are from OOT and not all of them know my date so I think for us, it’s necessary. 

    Post # 13
    Hostess
    16217 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    I am sending them. I like them and think they give a good heads up, especially because I am at the age where a LOT of people are getting married. Even for guests who will not have to travel far, it gives them a heads up on the wedding information so you have a better chance that you friends and loved ones will be free to join in your celebration!

    Post # 14
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    2397 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    Well, I sent out Save the Dates, we got engagement pics and we have a wedding website (well, I made it!) I don’t think these things are stupid.  Totally optional?  Yes. 

    I’m glad we did STDs, our friends and families really liked them.  I got a ton of texts/facebook messages saying things like “I got your Save the Date, it’s so cute!” and so forth.  Pretty much everyone seemed to know what they were… and if they didn’t, they played dumb 🙂

    *edit to add* Our wedding is on an “off” day and we’re getting married during peak vacation time… which is a big reason why we sent them too.
     

    Post # 15
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    1684 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2010

    I don’t think they’re stupid but I don’t think they’re necessary either. We did end up sending them out because we’re getting married over Labor Day weekend. We wanted to make sure people knew about it ahead of time & didn’t make plans for the holiday. If we had picked another date or a non-holiday weekend wedding… I would’ve skipped them & just sent the invites.

    Post # 16
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    52 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: December 2015

    Seriosuly, if you have the money on them, why not?!

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