E- Save the Dates (NOT an etiquitte question)

posted 2 years ago in Technology
Post # 2
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692 posts
Busy bee

If I received an E save the date, I wouldn’t bat an eye. It’s just an STD, after all. However, I also wouldn’t care if I received an E invitation either. Expensive invitations seem a bit like overkill to me. 

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

I would suggest using a site like mywedding.com to set up a free website where people can RSVP.  Then e-mail out the site address.  If you don’t care about RSVPs at this point, then just send an e-mail.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

This is irrelevant to your question, but every time I see someone use “STD” for save the dates, I wonder if I’m the only one whose mind goes the way the abbreviation is used 95% of the time.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I did not do e-save the dates, but I’ve gotten other invitations on paperless post and they were very classy and nice!

Post # 6
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Busy bee

I paid like $15 to have a digital copy made on etsy, and printed them on shutterfly.  (New accounts get 50 free photo prints).

We did them as a Christmas card, so ours was just a 4×6 photo card. Our picture was on a little more than half and our information and Christmas greeting was on the other half.

Altogether we paid like $25 for 225 STD. It was very cost effective! 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

I second paperlesspost – I haven’t used them but have received them for a number of events and they look nice and easy to use (and free!). We just emailed/texted people individually so was even more casual. 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

Swebs14:  Plus the cost of stamps, though, right? 😉

 

Post # 9
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Busy bee

 

MissLibra:  haha oh my, I don’t know how I missed the “e” part! It has been a long day I guess.

Yes, we paid for stamps but only had to pay less than $10 because I put all of my family in with parents. (My dad has a large family!)

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

bkprettygirl:  I did not use them, but 3 of the weddings I have been to this year used them. The first used paperless post and it was pretty, but not practical. I love having a searchable email for the information in my gmail box (and the rest of the guests were nerds like me and do the same thing). Great idea, but I wouldn’t spend my money on it.

The second couple used some html email provider (my guess is outlook). They were pretty and useful and cheap. They did the job.

My personal favorite was this one “Yo! Jane and I set the date. September 5th in Detroit. It’ll be epic”. That was all the information I needed– we booked our flights and car and waited for the invite.

If I were to get married again, I would do a simple outlook save the date– format it pretty in HTML , but avoid the fancy stuff. All people need is the date and city. I totally could have sent out our magnets as evites and been just fine. 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

 

bkprettygirl:  Oh and if anyone gives you grief about email, we had pre-adressed, stamped RSVP cards with a website RSVP option. The only people who used the website were over 60. Including 2 who didn’t use the internet (they “had husbands for that”– direct quote). They wanted to keep the pretty card so they made sure their husbands RSVPed correctly. So in my experience, email would have been just fine. Snail mail was frivolous. 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee

I didn’t use it, but my friend used Paperless Post for her STD and invitation. I LOVED that I could just click a link to add the wedding to my Google calendar, see more info, etc. So practical!

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

We are making our STD’s now for email. FI does web development so he is designing them himself. We are getting married in the winter at a ski resort so our STD’s will be lift tickets. Sorry I can’t give you advice as far as websites, but I am really liking the idea of sending ours out via email!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

bkprettygirl:  

I used e- save the dates and it worked out perfectly!<br />I have a friend who is a graphic designer and she designed a save the date for me and sent it a PDF to me, I then saved it as a Jpeg and e-mailed it out. It took a long time, but it was free.

I’m sending out paper invitations but I created a website on mywedding.com (super easy to use) and direct everyone there to RSVP as well. It’s so much easier and the site keeps track of everyone for you.

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