(Closed) Save the Dates: What City?

posted 7 years ago in Washington, D.C.
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

What airport will most of your guest fly into? If it is the DC airport, I would put DC on the save the dates, and then the actual address on the invites.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

If 85% are out of town, then I would put the actual city. People use the Save-the-Dates to make travel arrangements, like hotels and such. And although they’re close, I’d be kinda mad if I booked a room in Manassas and the actual wedding was in Rockville, MD…

If they were from the DMV area, I wouldn’t sweat it and put DC, but they may not know the complexity of the area.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I think I would put the actual city. I would be confused if I got an STD that said DC, but an invitation that said Alexandria…. Ya know??

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

@NJmeetsBX: Yeah, on second thought – that is true, I would put the city the wedding is in – by chance is this also the same city that you think most guests will end up staying in?

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I would put the actual city. I’m pretty sure people are going to google your city. If you put “oxon hill, md” they’ll look up where exactly it is.

I was in the same situation and put the real city.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

If your wedding is in Alexandria and you said Washington, D.C. I don’t think anyone would fault you for that. As long as it doesn’t affect people’s airport, then it won’t matter. Alexandria and D.C. use the exact same airports, so it doesn’t matter which one you put for the save-the-date. Also, if people do book a room six months early (which is just weird – wouldn’t you want to know if there was a hotel block?) then they would have plenty of time to cancel the hotel room when the actual invitation comes in. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’ve received many invites from Chicago area friends that say Chicago when the wedding is actually in the suburbs. That’s not really any different, is it? So, I think it’s up to you.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Oops, sorry, just realized this was a DC board. Hope you don’t mind me chiming in from the midwest. 🙂

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

It depends on your preference.  Since majority of the guests are coming from outside the area, then I would list the city where the wedding ceremony/reception will be held.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Are you going to have a wedding website? If so, I don’t think it matters what you put on your STD.  You can put the actual venue location on the website, along with the hotel blocks/recommended hotels.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee

I am in the same situation and it didn’t even occur to me to put DC, so I just put the actual town.

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