Post # 1
FI and I already have printed our save the dates. Last night I was working on addressing the envelopes and FI says “so I was thinking we should print out a card with the wedding website and put it in so people can get more info if they want.” What do you bees think? Would you actually go the website if you were receiving the card?
Also, do you bees think it is too early to send out our save the dates? Our wedding is Oct. 25, 2014 but most people will have to travel for it (albeit not terribly far, but far enough to have to fly rather than drive probably).
Post # 3
I think you should wait another Month to send the save the dates. I just got one for a wedding in early September that we also have to fly to. Also- I would suggest a wedding website so that all the information is centrally located. I sent 125 save the dates out and my website has been viewed 98 times so that says most people are looking at it. It was also easier for us to get the wedding information out via website so people do not have to keep bothering us for it. Most guests have booked thier rooms for our wedding also through our site. I am using 2 hotels so its just convenient for all the information in one spot than putting all of it on my invites.
Post # 4
My wedding is a destination wedding (Boston, but no one will live there, FI and I do now but we’re moving to California this spring so even we won’t be here haha) and I’m not including wedding website info with the save-the-dates, just the invitations themselves. I think with save-the-dates it is too early for people to actually purchase flights and make travel plans, but when you send the invites out (and do so 3 months ahead of time, at least I am) include wedding website info, travel arrangements, etc.
Post # 5
- Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI
I had our wedding website on our Save the Dates and so does FBIL who just sent his out this past month. Our invites have not gone out yet and already we’ve had 2,250 page views on our website and our hotel block is almost sold out. People liked being able to plan in advance for travel. I always visit a couple’s website. I like getting more detailed information about where everything is going to be etc.
Post # 6
I totally think you should include the wedding website info. The time period between save the dates and wedding invites will probably be the time that your wedding website will see the most trafic as people will pre book hotels and will purchase flights.
And I also disagree that now is the wrong time to send your save the dates. People who really want to come will appriciate the heads up at any point, and people who don’t want to come will throw it away. This is the same if you send them out at 12 months or at 5 months.
Post # 7
Wedding websites are helpful ways for your guests (especially for your OOT guests!) to plan any travel needs accordingly. Plus, it saves you many, many phone calls.
Post # 8
I don’t think it’s too early to send a STD. You’ll want to claim the date as Oct is still wedding season. Do think you should wait until the website is available. Other than telling people the date, that’s the next best function of the STD — to let ppl know where to get additional information.
Post # 9
We put our wedding website on our STDs!
I think we’ll send them out next week (we’re actually working on getting the website up and running). I don’t think its too early to send yours.
Post # 10
Thanks ladies. I was planning on getting the save the dates out next month some time, so I suppose that will still be adequate time. I just didn’t want it to be TOO early or TOO late and since its a “destination” I wasn’t sure what the proper protocol was.
Do you think we should just print small cards to include with our website? We are sending 4×6 save the date cards so I was thinking just a small insert? I wish we would have thought about putting it on our cards when we ordered them, but alas…