Post # 1
Hi Bees —
Do you think that doing email Save the Dates is poor form? I am thinking something a little nicer than a regular email — perhaps Paperless Post, or one of the nice online/email invite services. I am trying to avoid spending $300+ on a simple save the date. I would rather the money go to something else.
Or, if anyone else has ideas for inexpensive save the dates…I don’t have a lot of time for DIY, although I could probably enlist my mom to help. My FI is deployed, so he can’t help either. I am also of the mindset that if you can’t do it right, don’t do it — aka, if I made them myself, they would probably look like the work of a 3rd grader.
Post # 3
We did e-mailed Save the Dates, so as far as I’m concerned, they aren’t in bad taste! It just didn’t make sense to us to spend extra money on printing and mailing something that we thought our friends and family would look at, mark off on their calendars, and then throw out. If we had a lot more money, maybe we would have done it differently, but that is what worked best for us.
One thing I will say is that we got carried away and sent the Save the Dates out really early, to a lot of people. As the rubber hit the road with planning, I wished we had only sent them to our closest people. Since you are planning to get married over a year from now, I would recommend holding off on sending them out for now because plans can change a lot in that time and it helps to have some flexibility and not be tied down with a huge guest list.
Post # 4
As long as they arent a mass fb message.
Post # 5
Thanks @Fairy Penguin. I think that is probably a good idea to hold off on sending them out. We had talked about sending them out ASAP b/c we are doing a destination wedding (not for us, but 90% of our guests live out of town). Our best friends and family already know the date, so that might cover the bases for now. The budget is a little out of control right now, and I’m starting to realize we are prob going to have to trim our lists. Plus, a lot can change in a year…make new friends, drift apart from old ones, etc.
Post # 6
@NavyBride2013: Exactly. We sent the Save the Date to everyone on our guest list and later I felt really boxed in by that because once you send out the Save the Date, those people must be invited to the wedding. We just got excited and ahead of ourselves a little. It’s all going to work out fine in the end, but that is just my recommendation based on our experience.
Post # 7
Is there a good free STD Email website?
Post # 8
@LoveGypsy: I looked at Paperless Post and they have a lot of nice options.