Do I really need Save The Dates?

posted 3 years ago in Paper
Post # 2
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2661 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I didn’t do them for my small wedding.  I just told everyone when it would be.

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

I don’t think it’s necessary! I’m just doing them because I want an excuse to both take engagement photos and use them for something. We’re having about 100 people though. Your guest count is intimate enough that you should be just fine without them. 

Post # 4
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679 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Unless your wedding involves a lot of travel, I don’t think you need the save the dates. 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - San Francisco, CA

I would suggest mentioning it in advance, if possible, but for a small intimate wedding of very-close people I don’t think they’re necessary.

Post # 6
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326 posts
Helper bee

Agreed with PPs! Not necessary.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

playdohpants:  You don’t need them. I have more people on my list and we skipped them as most people are local. We emailed anyone who was away to let them know the date.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Are most people local? I’m doing them because we have tons of people who will need to book flights, and a few booking international flights.  We want to give them something official wit the date so they can start hunting down the cheapest fares.  If your guests are local, I don’t see the need to do them for such a small wedding.<br />

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

 

playdohpants:  Honestly I never heard of them until I joined bee and we never did them. I thought they were a waste of money personally

Post # 13
milkcowBee
216 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014 - The Meeting House/DoubleTree by Hilton

playdohpants:  We did save the dates because we have a lot of out of town guests who needed to know how much to budget for travel (plane, hotel, etc).Since everyone for your wedding is within an hour or so and they know the date already, I don’t think you need to send them out. 

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Definitely not necessary! I don’t see any problem with you skipping them.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - TTC #2

I thought people only sent them for international/cross-country guests who need to book a hotel or make big travel plans.

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