Post # 1
Okay, so here it goes…….My fiance thinks we should send out STD magnets out with our formal invitations!? Here is his reasoning:
He doesn’t think people will get that it’s not the actual invitiation. He said he would assume it was the invitation so we should just send the magnet inside the invitation and then they could have a reminder on the fridge……My problem is:
1. Our STD magnets are going to have a red back ground and I don’t know that I want our ‘formal’ invitaions to have so much color but would want the STD and the formal invite to match.
2. I think 10 months (by the time they arrive to our guests) is really early for formal invitations when we may not have everything booked by then.
3.Because we are having a destination wedding I want to give our guests appropriate notice, but if we have to send out Save-The-Date Cards soon then we don’t have a lot of time to work on the formal invitation if we send the std magents in the invitations.
Is it totally stupid to even entertain the idea of sending them out with formal invites?
Post # 3
I really wouldn’t reccomend it. The save the date comes early for the sole purpose of letting people know when to book days off work/travel plans etc. but gives you time to plan out the invites. People will understand its not the invite as it doesn’t give enough info for them to actually attend the wedding 😛 Just give a link to your website so they can get more info on the save the date.
Post # 4
I wouldn’t send them together as that defeats the purpose of the save the dates. Most people will realize they are not the actual invitation, especially if you add “Formal invitation to follow” at the bottom.
Post # 5
I get what your Fiance is saying.. many of my family members thought our STD was the actual invitation even though ‘Formal Invitation to Follow’ was clearly written on it. Instead of it being an actual STD, your Fiance wants it to be a component of the actual invitation. I opened you board thinking..uhh. no. But now I think its totally doable! lol. We made our magnets and after we didn’t think it fit our theme very well.. so I made a whole suite and put the magnets in an envelope for our Save-The-Date Cards and put it in the pocketfold of the actual STD…so it is more like a component of the STD instead of the actual STD. And in the envelope.. it fit our theme! lol We wanted a really modern b&w theme.. here it is.
The original “STD” is first and then ..the STD it evolved into is second lol!