STD – guest confusion

posted 3 years ago in Paper
Post # 2
Member
2162 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Like everyone thought it was the actual invitation?

If that’s what you mean, yes, this has happened to me! Most of FI’s family didn’t know the difference between a STD and an invitation. His sister was even rude enough to take a photo of the STD and post it on facebook saying that she received her invitation…that got a lot of people fired up because “they never got an invitation”. LOL.

Post # 3
Member
753 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Lots of people thought our save the dates were the invitation! We are having a destination wedding so I’m glad we did them, but I wish there was a way to really explicitly state “no, our real invitation was not sent out a year before the event, and it’s a little nicer than a photo magnet!”

Post # 5
Member
2763 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I put a little message at the bottom of my save the date that stated ‘formal invitation to follow’ so that there wouldn’t be any confusion. 

Post # 6
Member
2162 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Our STD was not confusing at all. It was a couple of photos, huge “save the date” with “invitation to follow” and our names, date and location.  Not even the venue or time was listed, just the name of the town since it’s a semi-DW. 

I had a lot of people ask me why they weren’t invited to my wedding because of FSIL’s Facebook post. I was pretty upset but I didn’t deal with it, FI did. His sister actually got mad at us for having a problem with it and his mom told us we “should have written a note on the STD telling people not to post pictures of it on Facebook” and when we told her that was ridiculous,  she told us, “well, you should have put a note on just your sister’s then.” I had a genuine bridezilla meltdown right after that, haha.

Post # 7
Member
1670 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

We got some RSVPs off of our save the dates – even though “Formal Invitation to Follow” was all up over the bottom. No venue, no time, whatever. 

We sent them to FI’s family in Ireland even though they aren’t typically done over there because his brother is getting married before us and THEY said they were sending save the dates, but they didn’t, so we send them and the confusion was wild. So now we’re sending invitations in a few weeks and I know that will also be confusing perhaps for those who have already RSVP’ed no – but we can’t NOT send them you know?

Woah though about people putting it on facebook – that shouldn’t be surprising though, some people can’t go two minutes without posting something online. 

Post # 8
Member
951 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

laceydoilies:  Oh yes.  Most of Mr. S’s friends were calling him up with “These are the coolest wedding invitations ever!” and a friend of mine sent a group FB message with a photo of his saying the same thing (luckily he was smart and only added people he knew got them also).  I just laughed.  Not invitations, people!  We sent ours because it’s a Friday wedding and the majority of our guest list is out of state.

Post # 9
Member
212 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Yes! To be honest I never heard of a STD before weddingbee. After I sent them all out I started to recieve questions about where I was registered (I’m not having a bridal party or anything like that) and asking where the wedding was going to be. Even though we had it all on the wedding website (which no one really went to lol) and it said formal invitation to follow on the STD. I think it’s because most of the people invited are family and a lot older (60’s and 70’s) I had to let them know it’s NOT an invitation but you all will get a formal inviation soon. Still cute though.

Post # 10
Member
5432 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016

We actually didn’t send out STDs because we didn’t want to deal with the confusion of people thinking they were the actual invitation haha. It seems to be a pretty common issue 😉

Post # 11
Member
2132 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Didn’t happen to me.  My STDs were just simple postcards though.  they definitely didn’t look like a wedding invitation

Leave a comment


Sent weekly. You may unsubscribe at any time.

Find Amazing Vendors