Post # 1
We haven’t decided if we are having our ceremony as part of the wedding reception, or if we’re going to go to city hall the day before. I’m about to order the save the dates – what should i call it? Options are: “Wedding Reception” or “Wedding Celebration”. Or do you have another idea?
Please respond soon as I’m hoping to order tonight.
Post # 2
Gwendolyn88: If you are not sure of what you are doing, I would call it a Wedding Celebration, as that would be accurate in either case.
Post # 3
OK. As the only voter so far, it looks like you get to choose. 🙂
And do you know if i’m supposed to put my parents return address on the save the date? or mine?
Post # 4
Gwendolyn88: People are not expected to reply to a STD. You can use whatever return address you choose, strictly for USPS requirements.
Post # 5
Gwendolyn88: Do you need to specify at all? Typically STD’s don’t have that much info anyway,
ours are saying –
Save the Date
For the wedding of *** & ***
and that’s it!
People really just need a date to block out in their diary and you can provide the rest of the info when you send the invites! Just another idea 🙂
Post # 6
Miss_E_xx: They can’t say “For the wedding of so and so” if it is just a wedding reception without a ceremony, because “wedding” assumes a ceremony.
I like “wedding celebration”. My wedding invitations said “celebration of (our) marriage” even though it did include a ceremony.
For the return address, I would be consistent and use whatever address you’re planning to use for the RSVPs.
Post # 7
Ours said SAVE THE DATE-9/20/14-So & So
If you have picture you could just say save the date and list the date…that’s it.
One thing I have learned in this process “Keep it simple stupid” not that anyone is stupid..just a saying I say to myself.
Post # 8
caritas: They can say that for the STD.. there are no specific rules. OP can be more specific on the actual invitation. Its just an idea!
Agree with MrsBP: simple is good! as long as they have the date, the rest can come later when you have everything confirmed 🙂
Post # 9
My save the dates just had two pictures and a calendar that said Lauryn and Chris Save the date May 10, 2014 and the location. I think people knew we were getting married. You don’t have to specify if you are unsure. You can also put Tying the knot or getting married.