Post # 1
Hi again all! I am just full of questions, I know! I am seeking information and tips on invites and save the dates. We will have 20 guests, and a small budget as you all probably know from my previous posts so if anyone knows of an inexpensive invite company or method please share! Also, we would like to send out save the dates for our loved ones that we won’t be inviting, is this typical and a good idea?
I also wanted to get everyone’s opinion on what picture(s) we should use/enclose in the invites and how I would go about doing that. These are just a few of my favorites.
Post # 3
I like 2 & 5 the best for Save the Dates.
As to this: “Also, we would like to send out save the dates for our loved ones that we won’t be inviting, is this typical and a good idea?”
NO! You should not send a Save the Date to people you aren’t inviting – why would they need to save the date? Save the Dates only go to people you are inviting, no exceptions.
You could do an engagement announcement, although honestly that would confuse me and I’d think I should start planning to attend a wedding. You’d have to word it VERY carefully.
Generally, you’d just send a marriage announcement out after the actual wedding to those you love but couldn’t invite to join you.
Post # 4
I like the second one, but you should add a poll!
Post # 5
@Shae_Baby: I seriously adore your photos!
I would choose #3 for the save the dates, I think the colours and pose are beautiful. I second the poll suggestion.
Post # 6
@NAvery: Thank you!! I had no idea but that definitely makes sense. Being part of a church I always receive announcements that I’m pretty sure people just send to be nice and get gifts/money so I thought it was something everyone does. I wish I could invite everyone, it’s too bad our budget doesn’t allow it.
Post # 7
@Shae_Baby: Yeah, dang budgets!!
I’m trying to think of something you could send out to people to announce your engagement without creating confusion about if they will be invited to the wedding. I totally get wanting to share the excitement with everyone 🙂
If you want to do an engagement announcement, here’s some wording you might use: “Mr. & Mrs. XYZ are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Shae_Baby to John Doe, son of Mr. & Mrs. ABC. Please keep Shae & John in your prayers as they approach this momentous occasion.”
Just looking back through some of your posts, seems like you may be part of a traditional church or have more traditional families in that area, so that’s just why I worded it that way.
You could also put a short description about each of you on the card, so people who don’t know your FI/you get to “know” a little about him.
I’d just be super cautious to make it not seem like a Save the Date – wouldn’t include info about the date of the wedding, city, etc.
Hope this is helpful!! Your photos are beautiful.
Post # 8
We used Vistaprint for our Save the Dates and with coupons I ended up paying $12 tops for 100 of them. I was very pleased with their service and know oher Bees have been too!
By the way I think #2 would be perfect!!!!
Post # 9
I absolutley love #2 for the STD! 😀
Post # 10
- Wedding: August 2012 - W Hotel Silicon Valley
I can’t even decide, I love them all!!
Also, please do NOT send Save the Dates to people you aren’t inviting! Save the Dates are intended so that guests can save the date. Since you are having a small wedding, I’d send out announcements to those people after the wedding with a wedding photo.
This HAS TO be in Santa Cruz–am I right? DH and I got engaged on the Sky Glider!
Post # 11
@moniquaa: Haha I will definitely not be doing that now that I know better! Thank you!! And you are correct!! we did a few locations. The American Flag barn is in Brentwood/Byron off of Vasco Rd as well as the old train and then we went to Santa Cruz.