Post # 1
So I originally had paper save the date ideas but during the discussion on how we going to design it, my FH suddenly suggested we do a video instead. It’s as if a spark went off at that moment and I had my mind set on just that!
Then we had to decide on how we were going to do the video ‘cos we don’t really have a set theme for the wedding overall. My FH said he wanted to do something fun and even funny/quirky and I wanted to do something romantic. So we had a bunch of random ideas and eventually I suggested one of the dance sequences in one of my all-time favorite movies, ‘Dirty Dancing’ since I originally wanted to do it at the wedding for our first dance but he disagreed.
He didn’t seem too keen but to reach some sort of compromise, he suggested the final dance from “Grease’ since it’s my other favorite dance/musical movie AND he said the lyrics are somewhat applicable to us.
I agreed and he said he doesn’t want to do it exactly the same as that though. He wants it to be more our’s and we changed it up a bit.
Anyhoo, it was superfun doing it and I then edited it and created an event on facebook, inviting the guests to view the video on youtube and confirm that they will be available on the date to receive formal invites.
The guests loved the video and said it’s definitely something different. Only thing is that some people havn’t let us know if they’re available so we don’t know if we must scrape them from the guestlist or do we ask a few more times? We do not want to send people formal invites unless we know for sure that they will be attending. Do we send them the invites anyway?
Here’s the link to the video 😉
Please don’t say anything nasty about it. It was a complete ameteur DIY video with my sister soing the sooting and myself the editing.
Post # 3
Hahaha! That’s so cute! What a unique Save the Date! 🙂 Looks like you and your FI had a great time creating it, too.
As for your question about the invites, how many people didn’t let you know if they’re available? You could contact them directly or if it’s not that many, you could always just send them an invite. 🙂
Post # 4
That’s pretty darn adorable!
Post # 5
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
Cute video! To answer your question about the invites, the point of a Save the Date is to tell people your date so they can keep it in mind, not to collect RSVPs- you should send an invitation to anyone who received your STD unless they specifically tell you not to send them one. A lot of people might not know yet. Why won’t you send invitations to people unless you already know? What’s the point of even sending it then?
Post # 6
That’s SO cute! I was smiling the whole video! 🙂
Post # 7
I LOVED that!! Grease is one of my favorite movies. So much fun
Post # 8
What an adorable idea!! 🙂
Post # 9
awe! I so wanted to do something like this Fi wasn’t onboard! lucky gal!
Post # 10
Thank you for the responses and complimets! I really appreciate it 🙂
@BeccaBee83: Not many actually. So we decided to ask them personally and while most confirmed availability, some said they will let us know later because they not sure. I kind of understand since December is the time of year that most people get off from work and go on vacation, which is what one or two said might happen.
The main reason we wanted an RSVP to the STD (which I know isn’t usually a requirement), is because we want to send all the invites out timeously and if someone who received the STD says they’re either not available ot simply ignores it, we can make room for someone on the waiting list and send them their invites on time.
But I guess @MeiFrancis: is right. The main purpose of the STD is to just make people aware of the date and the they should really RSVP to the actual formal invite. Otherwise, what is the point of the latter!
P.S. I’m having sleepless nights waking uo and thinking about how close it is! NEEERRRRVES :sss
Post # 13
That is so cute! Love the Grease movie too. Wish my FI was a little bit more … let’s say… entertaining? I would love to do something like this for the actual invitation! LOL
Post # 14
@happyface: Thanks! You should do it! Just tell him it’s a once in a lifetime thing and will add to making the whole experience more memorable!