(Closed) Are photo save the dates less formal?

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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306 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Our wedding is more formal (not fully, but an evening wedding and country club reception), and we sent out photo save-the-dates. Honestly, I think it’s the venue for doing something like that, since the invite will definitely be more formal. For us, it was a way for us to express that we’re excited and want this to be fun, even if the night itself follows most of the traditions/formality.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

I think you’re fine. The only way I could see a STD being too casual is if it suggested your reception was a Hawaiian themed luau or something, when it’s really a white tie affair. Photo Save-The-Date Cards are really popular and have little bearing on what guests will expect – your invite will set much more of a tone. 

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I would say that they are “less formal” than most save the date styles, but, as others have mentioned, I think that the invitation sets the tone for the wedding, so it doesn’t really matter how formal your save the date is. I’m personally not a big fan of photo save the dates (or Christmas cards, etc.), but if that’s what you like, I see no reason not to go for it. It shouldn’t affect the tone of your wedding.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Also, if you include a line at the bottom like “formal invitation to follow,” that might help to dissociate the tone of the save the date from the mroe formal tone of the wedding. =)

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Save the dates are informal by nature. But they can be anything you want. A magnet is less likely to get lost than a card for example and can be made in any size or shape. Just make sure that you mention that a formal invite will follow.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Mine didn’t set the tone for my wedding.  I don’t think it really matters.  Photo ones are the most common I’ve received.  

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

i think its all in the design that makes any invite, STD “formal” or “informal”..not necessarily if if has a photo or not. I personally like any/all wedding related paper products to coordinate in some way (maybe not matchy matchy) but have the same tone and feel. But thats just me 🙂

Do whatever you like and what says “you” and your Fiance…your guests will love em either way and most importantly, get the info about your wedding Wink

Post # 12
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1982 posts
Buzzing bee

Yeah, I have to say, I really don’t give a flying crap about what my guests think of my Save-The-Date Cards as an “image” of the wedding–it’s more a fun thing that I’m sending them. My first ones (postponed the wedding and never used them) had pics, these do not. I just think it’s awesome if you can pick ones that suit the two of you!

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2010

i think photo save the dates can be formal, these are how mine came out. i got them from magnetstreet.com

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Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

MsGreenApple- your save the date is so beautiful!! they are very formal looking for sure!

may i ask who your photographer is??!! Fiance and I are living in Pittsburgh currently (and got engaged here) and so we want to do an e-shoot before moving back home.

 

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