Post # 1
Soo…officially announced our engagement last week (woohoo!). In my brain, I figured I had an entire month to sit back and worry about nothing more than picking out E-Ring (he’s more than happy to have the help). Boy was I wrong. He’d like to have the wedding in August. AUGUST! of this year which is like 4 months away.
He’d really like to have his grandmother there, and while she’s probably going to out live us all she has had a couple medical scares that might make it impossible for her to travel later (we’d like to do it in Hawaii – where my family lives).
Since it’s a destination wedding we’re going to need a headcount ASAP so we can start planning (venue vs. restaurant).
Would it be okay to send out an Evite Save the Date to get a headcount and say that invitations will follow?
Post # 3
I would generally say No, but in your case with such a short timeline (and I assume you are inviting a small group of folks that are very close to you since it is a DW), I would go for it. As long as you say formal invite will follow, I think it is fine.
Post # 4
@MrsBrightSkies:Yes it’s a very small, intimate group. Mainly immediate family members and close friends. We’ve spoken to everyone and told them that we’re doing a destination but we hadn’t set the dates yet so is kind of like a informally, formal follow-up. Thanks for the reply!
Post # 5
You should check out paperless post! It’s a bit more formal than Evite, and it will give you a more traditional save the date feel, while still being able to send them online to save time.
Post # 6
@Krises:Oh my! That’s a wonderful idea! And they look so snazzy too! Thank you for the suggestion!