(Closed) Addressing Save the Dates

posted 7 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

1. I think I used formal salutations, but I would use informal for postcards.

2. I didn’t put “& guest” I don’t think its needed when you’re sending out save the dates.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

it depends on your preferences. i used formal, just because i like how it looks. i didn’t include “and guest,” but i did tell everyone that will get a guest. i’ll put it on the invite. i did include the names of long-term SOs.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

Also, I didn’t include boyfriends names when I sent mine, a bm broke up with her bf of over a year the day I mailed mine out. Awkward situation avoided.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I did use Mr. and Mrs. when addressing my save-the-dates.  I also put “and guest” in the address.  My wedding is on a long weekend and I want people to have time to inform the guest they’re going to bring.

+1’s need to save the date too!

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@KatNYC2011:yeah, i had the same concern, so i just used word of mouth instead of writing “and guest.”

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

You think people are going to book that stuff before they get the formal invite but 90% of the time they don’t.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’m also using save-the-date postcards, and I went with the informal address, ex. Jane and John Smith.  I didn’t include “and Guest” for mine – I figured I could save that for the formal invitation.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I addressed my Save the Date postcards informally, using the ladies first approach for couples – e.g. Jane and John Smith. For single guests, I put only the invited guest’s name and will let them know if they get a plus one when I mail the invitation. I think it’s generally considered poor etiquette to include “and Guest” on the outer envelope so I would assume the same rule applies to postcards. Hope that helps. 🙂

ETA: For long term couples not living together, I did put both names on the postcard and mailed it to the person I’m closer to.

Post # 12
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I would use less formal names since it isn’t the invitiation.  I didn’t put guest on the save the date.  It isn’t necessary there.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I did very informal for my postcard save the dates (i.e. Katie instead of Katherine).  I also didn’t do “and guest,” because I figured I’d let them know on the invitations.  The only people who really get random guests are our bridal party though, and they already know about that.  I’m actually leaving titles off my invitations too!  I don’t want to ignore women’s names (“Mr. and Mrs. John Smith”) but Mr. and Mrs. John and Jane Smith isn’t correct either, so I’m just using first and last names for everyone.

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