(Closed) Can we just chat about Save the Date…emails?

posted 5 years ago in Paper
  • poll: What are the most important factors that make you read and remember an email STD?
    Subject line (i.e. Save the date: Bride and Groom are getting married!) : (23 votes)
    42 %
    Fonts and colors within the email : (2 votes)
    4 %
    Received on a weekday (add comment to pick your day preference) : (9 votes)
    16 %
    Received on the weekend : (0 votes)
    Time of day (add comment to pick morning, lunch time, or evening) : (4 votes)
    7 %
    If it's going to the right people, it will be important to them no matter what. : (17 votes)
    31 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    2622 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    It depends on what email you are sending it to. Whether its personal or work email would change the best time of day I would think.

    Statistically, when it comes to opt-in email lists the subject is the deciding factor for best day and time of day for click through rates.

    Therefore, assuming the subject line is obvious and it doesnt get sent to a spam filter it wouldnt really matter when you send it.

    A note: dont use pictures at the top of the email. Use text. Most people see the email first in a preview pane or on their smart phone and pictures dont come through (they see the x) so you want them to know what the email is before they click on it so it doesnt get trashed. You could run the risk of people thinking its junk email or a virus because its not a personalized email just to them.

    Post # 4
    Member
    963 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I’d want to get it during the week. Any day except Monday is fine, but it should be during business hours. When I get emails at work, it’s very easy to add important dates to my calendar.

    Post # 5
    Hostess
    7564 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I emailed mine. It was designed like a printed save the date – with the text over a picture of us. Just put into an email instead of printed and mailed. 

    I didn’t give a thought about when I sent it out, but I think it was on a weekday. 

    Post # 6
    Member
    899 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I think your subject line is the most important. I check my email more regularly during the week and I would also send it out late morning (by then people have gone through all the emails from the previous day/overnight). 

    I would also suggest maybe adding a read receipt. Sure, not everyone will send one, but I think most would and it would give you some piece of mind that people received them. 

    Post # 7
    Member
    1513 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    i wish we could do email everything! but alas, our extended families have too many older foliks without internet who are big on tradition …

    definitely a weekday, not friday or monday in case i took a long weekend, but during business hours so i could save it right to my calendar since i am sitting at a real life computer all day…

    the subject should be clear (ie “STD” instead of something like “so what are you doing July 5?”) so that if i need to search for it its very easily found!

    Post # 10
    Member
    899 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @bostongirl27:  I would not put STD but SAVE THE DATE! 

     

    Post # 11
    Member
    9145 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    Subject line should be Save the Date with Bride’s & Groom’s names.  Send it in the morning on a weekday (preferably Monday) so people will see it when they check their email that morning or at lunchtime.  I wouldn’t spend a lot of time worrying about this though.

    Post # 12
    Member
    1513 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @Crabbabs:  lol i was just using an abbreviation…. of course “STD for Susie and Dave” could go wrong real quick 😉 

    Post # 13
    Member
    899 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @bostongirl27:  I thought so – but I wanted to say something just in case 🙂

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