Post # 1
When I got married 18 years ago, there was no such thing as this. We sent invites and those who showed, showed…
Now though, I have become closer with alot of my family and I want them to be there for my VR. I think I should send STD to the OOT’s but should I send them to the locals as well? what do you think?
Peace and Blessings….
Post # 3
For any event that you want to have the utmost chance of people attending, you should send a save the date. If you don’t want to bother with a physical mailing, you can opt for something like Paperless Post.
Post # 4
They aren’t necessary, but they can help others be able to plan for your wedding. Personally I decided to just send them to everyone, but the Out of Town people would be the ones who would have the most planning to do. 🙂 Hope that helps!
Post # 5
I voted out of towners, but we didn’t send any. I’ve never heard of them before coming on wedding websites, and everyone coming to the wedding already knows about it via word of mouth.
Post # 6
I was just discussing this with my mom yesterday. We are only going to be engaged for 8 months, so we are thinking it’s not totally necessary. Some friends of ours did an email STD that was so adorable and lead you to their wedding website…that’s an idea you can think about if a lot of your guests have email!
Post # 7
My local friends/family were very excited to receive the STD. I would send them to everyone.
Post # 8
We decided to send them to everybody, but that’s because so many people are out of town, we figured we may as well just add in the ones that weren’t. Plus, no one is really “local” (the wedding’s going to be about an hour away outside of the city, which isn’t the easiest to get to).
Save the dates seem just like a nice way to give a heads up to people so they can start planning. But, honestly I think it’s not necessary for locals, and maybe not even for out of town guests if they already know/don’t have to make too many travel accomidations.