Post # 1
I forgot the location off my STD and was wondering if this would be ok? I am based the UK but getting married in South Africa most of my guests know the wedding will be in South Africa.
The only way I can fix this without reprinting my Save-The-Date Cards is to tie a little tag (like a parcel) around the STD. My Save-The-Date Cards are a magnet which will be sent out attached to a backing card. I forgot the location off the backing card.
Thanks for your help!
Post # 3
Honestly, the point of the STD is to let people know about the date and location, if it’s a Destination Wedding. Your guests have a lengthy trip to plan, and I think it’s best to modify them to ensure that everyone has been informed of the location of the wedding.
Post # 4
@MrsBert: I found out after printing my Save-The-Date Cards that people could make reservations at our campsite venue online so used address labels and added that info to the back of mine. I was sending out Save-The-Date Cards only to get the campground info out early so it was important for me to add it.
If everyone knows where it is already, I wouldn’t worry…but that’s just me. I am definitely not Little Miss Etiquette
Post # 5
I should probably mention that I am from South Africa and most of my guests are in South Africa. So this is considered a home wedding.
Post # 6
@MrsBert: It’s up to you, but like a PP said the point of the save the date is to inform guests of the date and location. If mostly everyone knows that it will be in South Africa and you feel comfortable enough sending them without modifying it with location then send them. If you’d feel more comfortable adding the tag with the location, then I say do that. However, if you decide to leave the tag off, I’d probably suggest you at least add the tag for those guests who aren’t in South Africa and would have to travel to your wedding. 🙂
Post # 7
@MrsBert: If everyone knows where it is, then you don’t need save the dates anyways. I think the location is very important, especially since there is the possibility for confusion.
Post # 8
I am not a fan of save-the-date cards at the best of time. One of their weaknesses is that they are cold and commercialized, compared to the older tradition of actually writing individual notes to your nearest and dearest apprising them of your plans.
So you could sit down with a pen as you stick the stamps on, and write “looking forward to visiting home — Bertha”, and “See you in September in Capetown! — Bertha!” and “Can’t wait to be an Africa again — Bertha!” across the corner of each card, simultaneously redeeming it from its impersonal mass-produced nature, and reminding people where the planned wedding is.
Post # 9
@aspasia475: +1. OP, etiquette does not require save the dates. Call your close friends and family and tell them the details.