Save the Dates – Must Haves?

posted 3 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Are Save the Dates Must-Haves now?
    Yes, people need to know about your wedding farther in advance and they expect a Save the Date : (7 votes)
    11 %
    Yes, even if your guests already know your wedding date : (5 votes)
    8 %
    No, it has a specific purpose of helping mark people's calendar's, but nothing more. : (31 votes)
    47 %
    I like Save the Date magnets : (14 votes)
    21 %
    I like anything OTHER than a Save the Date magnet - its getting overdone : (4 votes)
    6 %
    Save the Dates are tacky and overrated. I don't want to see bride/groom on my fridge for a year : (5 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    1362 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Turf Valley

    @destinwed:  It is not a must-have thing to do.  It’s not mandatory by any means!

    Post # 4
    Member
    268 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I personally like the idea of a save-the-date but I wouldn’t say it is a “must have”. Plenty of people don’t use them and I have never heard of anyone complaining about not receiving a save the date. 

    The reason that I like them is typically invitations are sent out a couple months before and sometimes people plan their vacations and such farther in advance than that. I just think it’s a nice way to let people know that’s when it is going to be to help increase your chances of having people being able to make it.

    Hope this helps! 🙂 

    Post # 5
    Member
    3265 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I like Save the Dates but they aren’t necessary. We have probably 95% of the guest list traveling at least two hours but we didn’t bother with them.

    Post # 6
    Member
    975 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Banff, Alberta

    They are just fun and cute! Our printer is broken so the save the dates have been delayed and if it stays broken we will email them instead. Of course it is not mandatory. 

    Post # 7
    Member
    1400 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I sent out e-save-the-dates and had 20 printed for keepsakes and a couple of technologically challenged guests, but I definitely wouldn’t say they’re a must-have. Some of my guests had never heard of a save-the-date and thought it was their invitation, even though it said “invitation to follow” right on them lol.

    I think at least doing electronic ones is a nice gesture, and can easily be done for free, but it’s really a personal choice 🙂

    Post # 8
    Member
    696 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Im not doing Save the dates. The people that are important know the date and i’ve let my 2 out of town guests know when it is. Everyone else is local.

    Post # 9
    Member
    8282 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    No..we didn’t waste money on save-the-dates. I felt anyone who truly wanted to go to our wedding would be there regardless. 

    Post # 10
    Member
    7410 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    I think for destination weddings they are important. But for home town weddings no way. I think a wedding website is important for DW’s as well. It is the best way to get information out to everyone and all the info is stored in one place that can be accessed from anywhere, anytime.

    For a destination wedding knowing the dates, where the bride and groom are staying, a rough day of time line, hotel specs are all really imprtant things in order to plan your trip.

    For a home town wedding, even if you had totally forgotten about the wedding until the actual day of you still have time to throw on a frock and make the ceremony.

    Post # 11
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    36 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    We are saying “no” to save the dates.  I am sure they would be nice but honestly they seem like an unneccessary expense.  Everyone who has to be there knows the date anyway and everyone else will get their invitation when the time comes!

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