Post # 1
So last night I was talking to someone (fi’s cousin’s husband) we sent a STD to and he was telling me how he’s blowing off going to his mom’s house for Thanksgiving because he’s already committed to going to our wedding. I was so touched. Good thing I sent out Save-The-Date Cards because I already got a good amount of people who actually RSVP’d on the Save-The-Date Cards that they were coming and some people who said they can’t (saving me from sending them an invite).
Since invitations don’t go out until September, sending Save-The-Date Cards gave people a heads up on the wedding. I think it’s a good decision and anyone thinking if they should send them, DO! It’s worth it. I did mine for less than $10 (simple DIY) and it’s paid off.
Post # 3
I think STD’s are especially valuable for destnation weddings and weddings on long weekends.
Post # 4
Agreed!! I wasn’t going to do them, but the more I read on WB, the more I felt that perhaps I *should* since most of our guests are OOT’ers…
I’ve had the same outcome you have (minus the touching comment from your guest, lol)…
I made them myself one morning before work, printed them out on some leftover invitation cardstock, cut them and mailed them on out.. Cost me $8.00 in postcard postage.. WOOT!
Post # 5
@bridalprincess: OMG girl you are making me feel so far behind! I’m still sending out my Save-The-Date Cards (still getting addresses together and everything). I see my numbers lowering too though but I don’t really care. The people that love us dearly will be there!
Post # 6
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
I know you are interested in saving money, but you are still supposed to send the guests who already told you they aren’t coming an invitation. They can always change their mind.
Post # 7
@mrsSonthebeach: Really? I guess I never thought I would or should bother since they can’t come. I guess I’ll re-think this then.