Post # 1
I figured that I’d share something that I totally overlooked on my Save the Dates.
OUR LAST NAMES!
I should have at least included them in the return address. There were a few of my parents’ friends and distant relatives who were a bit confused at first.
Post # 3
I think you did fine. I frequently don’t see last names on StDs. I figured if you don’t recognize the photo, or first names, maybe you’re not close enough to be invited to the most important day, in the couple’s life?
Post # 4
Good advice! I almost made the same mistake but I added them to the return address when my FI caught it (we’re also doing postcards). Your save the dates are really cute, BTW!
Post # 5
Hmm… I overlooked that also. But, there is a picture of us on the front and most people already know to expect one soon!
Cute STD cards by the way!! I love the little time line on the front!
Post # 6
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
I thought about that too – but we’d been together for over a decade and were inviting very few distant relatives. And I was kinda like, “If you don’t know who we are without our last names attached, maybe you shouldn’t be at our WEDDING!”….
Probably good advice for those who have only been together for a couple years though.
Post # 7
@PABride: We both have huge families, and my fiance hasn’t seen one of his uncles since he was little, but it’s important to us to use the wedding as a wonderful time of growing stronger family ties.
@bleusteel: Thanks so much! One of my good friends surprised us with the drawing of us when we announced our engagment.
Post # 8
I added our last names as an after thought- otherwise we definitely would have had confused distant relatives. Heck, FI’s grandma (who I’ve met a million times) didn’t even recognize us in the picture and threw our STD away bc she thought it was an add for a dating service, ha!
Post # 9
I agree. I have a very common name so many guests likely know numerous Jessica’s but may not necessarily be aware of their FI’s name!
I was confused when I looked at many and seem no one added last names on a lot of them – it can lead to a lot of confusion if someone hasn’t seen you (and may not recognize the picture) or has confused you with someone else of that name!
I am inviting some friends of my parents that really do not know who FI is so if they just had “Jessica” to go off of on the STD they may have no idea, but by adding my last name they instantly connect with my family and who I am.
Post # 10
We did and didn’t include ours. On The Knot your wedding website url is frequently your two last names, so the save the date itself only has our names on it, but at the bottom it has our url, which is our last names. We figured people could put the two together.
Post # 11
Good advice especially if your names are common or you are inviting people that are you don’t know as well…distant relatives, parent’s friends etc.
Post # 12
@nadnuk thank you!!! I was just about to order mine and read this and made the neccessary changes!