(Closed) Are STD’s necessary when doing a small wedding??

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
1194 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think if you want it to be closer to the 125, then send out the save the dates so the out-of-town guests know to plan ahead.  If you want the guest list to be closer to the 50, then don’t . . . I do have to say that out of town guests will surprise you.  I bet you get a handful of them who are coming that you don’t expect to come.

Post # 4
1872 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I think that you should go by the distance the majority of your guests will be travelling to get to your wedding before you go by the size of your wedding–a STD is really about giving your guests notice so they can arrange said travel. Since it sounds like a lot of your guests WILL be travelling, then I’d send them.

However, there’s no law that says everyone must receive a STD (although everyone who receives a STD must receive an invite), so if you’re concerned about costs, you could just send them to people who are out of town.

Post # 5
1518 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I would send them. They are mainly for OTG so they can plan on getting transportation figured out and get off work if they need to. I think your guests would appreciate having it in writing plus it might keep you from having to answer the same questions over and over again in terms of logistics. 

Post # 6
401 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Honestly with all that you said it is even more of a reason to sent Save-The-Date Cards the fact that most of the possible guests are out of town they need notice and if you want a good turn out that is what you need to do.

Post # 7
1465 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

The size is irrelevant. Guests still need ample time to make arrangements (schedule time off work, arrange travel, etc) regardless of how many are invited. But they aren’t required.

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