(Closed) Did you send out a STD?

posted 8 years ago in Paper
  • poll: Did you send out a STD?
    I did. : (18 votes)
    51 %
    I didn't. : (15 votes)
    43 %
    I sent them to a few people. : (2 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
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    1161 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I only set Save-The-Date Cards to my out of town guests, because…well I wanted them to save the date (to plan vacation time, travel, ect).   I saw no reason to send them to the local guests.

    Post # 4
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    165 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: February 2010

    I have attended lots of weddings and have never received an STD. I’m Canadian, though. I don’t think sending STDS are as common here.

    Post # 5
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    237 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I have never received one, but I love them! So I think I will send them out to at least the out-of-towners. 

    Post # 6
    Member
    1995 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    90% of our guests were from out of town so yes we sent them.  We picked the date a year in advance and could design them to be matching our stationary (which I picked already – from ac moore).  We set up the website early and I think people liked it.

    It’s becoming the norm now to get std from all our friends.  I have yet to recieve an invitation without and std.

    Post # 7
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    279 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    You don’t Have to send them out ( I didn’t) but if the wedding is going to be near a holiday or during a holiday weekend, or if a lot of guests will be traveling, then it’s kind of a nice thing to do. That way, people can reserve that time for “Tranquility’s wedding” and make travel arrangements. I’d say send them 5-6 months in advance for most weddings, and you can send them to everyone, or just a few select people you know who might need an earlier heads up. By The Way, if you go this route, there are some seriously cute designs on this site!

    Post # 8
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    1927 posts
    Buzzing bee

    We sent them out.  The main purpose was to get the hotel information out to people ASAP so they wouldn’t have any problems getting a room.

    Post # 9
    Member
    184 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I sent out Save-The-Date Cards around Christmas of ’09 for our Oct ’10 wedding. We sent them to everyone. Our wedding is on a 3 day weekend, so we wanted to let people know in advance so they didn’t make travel plans, and we just really liked the idea of Save-The-Date Cards. It was also a great way to give everyone our wedding website address early on. I don’t think Save-The-Date Cards are at all necessary, but they worked for us!

    Post # 10
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    5787 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I sent save the dates out for my wedding, but you definitely dont HAVE to. My Fiance and I just really wanted to. We only sent them to guests that we absolutely know we were inviting to the wedding.

    Post # 12
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    1872 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    You don’t have to send them out. They’re more useful if you have a lot of out of town guests or you’re having a destination wedding, but if your guests get an invite within 2-3 months of the event, that’s plenty of time to figure out travel arrangements.

    (I’m sending them out because I like paper goods, but really I think that they’re another thing that the wedding industrial complex has come up with in order to get us to spend more money–like “be my bridesmaid” cards and specialty cake knifes…)

    Post # 13
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    824 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2011 - The Tribute Golf Club

    You definitely do not have to send them.

    I think there has only been one friend’s wedding that I did not receive a STD.  We sent ours out early, but you really only need to send them 6 months before.  I sent them to everyone because I had enough time (long engagement) to make them all.

    Post # 14
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    7152 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    You don’t have to send them out, but I did. I have never gotten one before, but I wanted to do the entire “Wedding process”. I sent mine to everyone invited about 6 months out.

    Post # 15
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    299 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I am not sending them.  My mom absolutely hates them.  Her theory is if you don’t talk to the person enough for them to know when and where your wedding is you shouldn’t be inviting them! The only out of towners we are inviting are family or my close friends so we talk to them often and they know all the plans!

    Post # 16
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    287 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 1992

    I sent them out but I would say the vast majority of the weddings I went to did not. The only reason I did, is because my family lives all across the mid-west and east coast. I just thought it was the best way to relay information about the wedding out to these guests.

    In my save the date “packets” I had a save the date magent w/our date and website on it. I included a card from the hotel w/rate, address and directions so guests from out of town knew where to book. I also included the address of both reception and church and the shuttle that is being provided to guests as a transport to and from reception to hotel.

    Again, I don’t think it is neccessary by any means. I just did it as a convienance so everyone as the info. at their fingertips.

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