Post # 1
we just changed our date to July of this year. guest list so far is about 85 ppl and about 32 of those are out-of town guests, half of those OOT guests live in PR and 2 live in Hawaii….i’ve decided to send STDs to them to make the announcement special as some of them don’t even kno i’m engaged (i kno, shame on me!! :-/)
at this point, we kno we want the wedding outdoors, most likely someone’s backyard but we don’t have anything concrete….
if i send stds by the end of this month and still don’t kno where exactly the wedding will be held, what do i put as a location (city,state) on the STDs?? or coud i just announce the date and thats it??
i’d like them to tie into the invites a bit in the design of them so having more time to send them out would be ideal, but not the end of the world….how late would be too late for a July 9,2011 wedding to send the STDs?
Post # 3
just do the date, city and state…and then maybe make a website and put the link to it on there as well…so then they can all stay tuned with new updates, when, where, who, all w’s!
Post # 4
You don’t need to know the exact location. on the STDs that I just sent out, we only put the city and the state and the date. The location of the venue will go in the invitation. However, depending on when you decide to send your invites, it might be easier/cheaper to send virtual save-the-dates via email. Maybe some like paperlesspost.com or something would work to send something stylish, but a lot sooner than actual STDs. Hope that helps!
(and congrats date twin!)
Post # 5
lmao this is totally off topic, but when i saw the title of this post, all i saw was “STDs,” and thought, “wait, what? why would you want to send STDs?”
and then it dawned on me… save the dates.
Post # 6
@GeorgiaTeacup: LOL!!!!!! I thought the exact same thing when I first joined WB!
Post # 7
FI really got on me about sending our STDs out last month, and we ended up sending them about 6 months before the actual wedding date. You can just put the date, and city/state/general area. Now is a good time to send them–a lot of people make vacation plans in the summer and you want them to have a reminder of when your wedding is!
Post # 8
I just sent my STDs, and I think by the end of January should be fine for sending them out.
I think you should put the date and the place. This will help people get flights early.
Post # 9
We’re sending ours out in the next few weeks (as I get them finished!), our wedding is in August – which may seem early for some, but the majority of our guests will be traveling from out of town.
Post # 10
I agree with what others have said. Put the wedding city on the STD. That way if they need to travel, they’ll know what city to travel to.
However, my main concern would be: Are you sure that you are getting married this July 9th? I’m not trying to be rude or snarky, but it’s hard to find places for reception and ceremony now. So, I would nail down your sites and vendors before sending out anything official.
I think that sending out the STDs by the end of the month would be fine.
Post # 11
@BlueChampagne: not rude at all!! this has also been top priority as well… we aren’t really looking for anything like a venue or whatnot… we’re thinking more like a family member’s backyard or a park or something….we have a few backup places in mind, places that we could have it at no problem if it came down to it, but we’re still asking around… luckily, we live in rural areas so a lot of our local family members and friends either have backyards they would let us use, or know of people who would let us use their yards, etc…. so it’ll def happen on july 9th 🙂
my main issue with putting the location is that until we do set a location in stone, i won’t know which city it will be in…do i just put our hometown?? most likely it will be somewhere close to our hometown if not in it, i’m just not entirely sure yet..
Post # 12
Well, that makes more sense!
I don’t know just how rural you are, but I would put the nearest big city? (unless you’re a two hour drive away). If people need to get a hotel or something, I would assume (and hope) they would call you for a recommendation? Then you could give them more information. I mean, I think thats the main reason to put the city down– to make travel and hotel arrangments. So, if you tell them the nearest big city they will be able to make flight arrangements.