Post # 1
I just ordered our save the date cards but my over the moon excitement was short lived when I realised that I’d left off the words “formal invitation to follow”. After a quick google search about how big a mistake this is, every website I see says things like “It is imperative to include “Formal Invitation to Follow” at the bottom of your save the date invitation”.
What should I do? It’s definitely too late to change my order. Should I just not worry about it or should I try to write something on the envelopes? Or maybe a little enclosure card? It just seems like if I tack it on somewhere now that it will draw more attention to my mistake. Any advice would be very much appreciated!
Post # 3
What about just printing some simple business cards and include them in that just say formal invitation to follow.
Post # 4
I think that people will figure it out. Most of them are so confused about STDs in general and some think they are invites when if it says that on there.
Post # 5
I don’t think it’s THAT big of a deal. Some older relatives who aren’t familiar with the idea of STD’s might be confused, but you could always call them and explain.
Or just let it go, and be prepared to field a few questions about specifics.
Nothing to lose sleep over.
Post # 6
I think “formal invitation to follow” is basically implied 🙂 You’re good to go! No freaking out!
Post # 7
Alot of people will think it is the invite and will call to ask for more invitations. What color are your invites? Can you order a cheap custom rubber stamp that says “Formal invites to follow”
Post # 8
Does it say “Save the Date” on the card? If I received one, I would see that and just know it was a precursor to a formal invitation. I wouldn’t worry too much 🙂
Post # 9
Yea I wouldn’t worry that much. The worst that can happen is someone calls you and says, “There wasn’t an RSVP card so I’m just letting you know we’re coming”. And then you say, “Oh that was just a Save the Date, we’re sending formal invitations in May”.
What did the websites tell you about why it’s so awful to leave it out? I’m definitely including it in there, but I’m curious to know what they say will happen when it’s left out.
Post # 10
I wouldn’t worry about it. Especially if it says “Save the Date.” Then you’re golden. Otherwise, you may have to field some confused phone calls, but not the end of the world. Ours didn’t say “save the date” but did have “formal invitation to follow.” I think they’re interchangable to a certain point.
Post # 11
Ours doesn’t have “Formal Invitation to Follow” on it…
This is what ours looks like. It’s a double sided postcard, and then we’re including a magnet as well.
I think most people will understand that it’s not an invitation, and if they don’t and they call you, just let them know that it’s just an announcement for your wedding, and that you’ll be sending an invitation closer to the wedding.
Post # 12
I definitely wouldn’t worry about it… I actually think it is a little silly, Obviously if you are getting a STD then you will be getting an invitation. Don’t stress! 🙂
Post # 13
Mine won’t say it, it is really just meant to be a reminder to put on the fridge (magnet) and only has “Save the date 10.01.11 Austin, Texas” I didn’t include our names which my FI thought was weird but it has our picture on it so I say thats in place of a name. I assume most of the people on our list know what a save the date is, especially with all the ones we get all the time.
Post # 14
Mine don’t say it either. I think most people know what it is, and if you get a few calls it’s really no big deal.
Post # 15
Phew. Thanks so much ladies. You’re the best. I was having a bout of insomnia last night and decided to just go ahead and order them and I do totally love them but then started worrying! There is another lesson here in not ordering things in the middle of the night, no matter how long you’ve been looking at them during the day! The crisis doesn’t feel so big during the daytime though!
Our save the date is a luggage tag and it does say Save the Date on both sides, if the worst that happens is that some people get confused, I think I can be ok with that! And probably some people would still be confused no matter what!
@tinylittlebird: I love those, they are so cute!! Thanks for sharing!
@kperry3: The websites just said that people would be confused and think it was the formal invitation but with not enough details and you’d get loads of questions if they didn’t know there was something else coming. Oh well, I’m ok with fielding some questions!
Post # 16
I didn’t even put that phrasing!
I figured the website would help with any info they wanted before the invitations came out..