Post # 1
We’re only sending STD’s to people who will be travelling frmo out-of-state, but all of these people are NOTORIOUS for throwing away mail.
The FI’s brother is a business man, and gets tons of mail a day. So a small, thin, postcard will easily be overlooked/thrown out.
Our friends are the same. Except they just get a lot of junk mail, and one friend in particular is known for letting his mail stack up on his kitchen table before ever going through it.
So instead of a postcard.. what else could I send? A normal card in an envelope? Would that be weird for just a STD notice?
Or, should I let them know: “Hey (name,) we sent you a Save-the-Date card, so keep an eye out for it, ok?”
Post # 3
Save-The-Date Cards don’t have to be postcards. You can send something in an envelope. You could also be untraditional and do an email STD.
Post # 4
@bowsergirl: An email would be a great idea, but again, the same idea that it might be deleted or overlooked would happen (more so with his brother, than with our friends though).
I think I’ll do a simple card in an envelope, so it’s sort of bulky and might not get thrown out as easily. I thought STD’s were mostly postcards, and didn’t know if it’d be “wrong” to send it as a traditional card. Thank you!
Post # 5
We had magnets made. They were mailed in regular envelopes, but it had more weight to it than a normal letter so people noticed it and didn’t accidentally toss it. 🙂
Post # 6
We did magnets. We put them in normal envelopes and they didn’t need any extra postage. They weren’t terribly expensive ($17 for 100 with a groupon from Vistaprint).
Post # 7
We did postcards, didn’t have a problem. I would not send an email. As long as they get the invitation, it should be fine.