Post # 1
- Wedding: March 2005 - Westside Loft, New York
Before getting married, I had never heard of a save the date! Now it seems like they’re pretty much standard. We went the magnet route, which was pretty novel back in the olden days (4 years ago). What about you?
Post # 3
We got magnets from magnetstreet.com. They were really cute and so reasonably priced. They have tons of designs to choose from as well.
Post # 4
I kept going back & forth between sending Save-The-Date Cards via mail, and finally decided not to. The main reason I’m not sending them is that I am putting the money I earmarked for the STD, and instead am investing in letterpress…
Post # 5
We sent out postcards I designed and had printed by Moo. It’s an out-of-town wedding for everyone (including us), though not really "destination," but it’s also the weekend before a three-day weekend, so we decided to send them.
Post # 6
We never sent out save the dates, actually- weddingbee was the first place that I’ve ever seen or heard of them. I still don’t really understand them, they’re like a pre-wedding invitation, but they are cool!
Post # 7
I also went with the magnets but, kind of wishing I wouldn’t have. We ran into money problems and now when I wish I could shrink the invite list I’m stuck cause you can’t take the STD’s back!
Post # 8
@ plumblossom… we used magnetstreet too! even though our wedding isn’t until nov, we already sent ours out so we could give my family (who are all coming from out of town) enough time to plan!
Post # 9
My FH took two pictures and then photoshopped in some text boxes. On the front and back had info. Really basic. The cute thing was we ordered a stamp with a picture of our dog on it. =o) She will be at the wedding, so we wanted people to get used to seeing her around! ;o)
My FH also had never heard of a save-the-date. and a few of our friends had also not heard of one either! So there was a moment when we nearly didn’t make them!
Post # 10
we also used magnetstreet. they turned out great and i would recommend them to anyone who was interested in save-the-date magnets.
Post # 11
We decided to go green and just kill some pixels, since we’re doing traditional fancy invitations. We just sent ours out about 20 minutes ago, 6 months before the wedding (not planned to coincide with Bee’s post– just worked out that way!) It was getting so late in the game that I seriously contemplated just forgetting about doing them… but for us, they really can set the tone for what is to come. I’m so happy to check that off the to do list.
Post # 12
We made up cute STD cards on http://www.zazzle.com. They turned out super chic, and were a great deal ($17 after shipping, I think?).
We had them sitting out at our engagement party, hosted by Sister PG. Throughout the months, we would also stick them in thank you cards and have them on-hand for gatherings with friends.
It was the cheapest and easiest way to spread the word! No postage needed. =)
Post # 13
We designed and made our postcard Save-The-Date Cards. It was well worth it. I printed them thru kinkos and it ended up being more expensive that I had planned, $86. But now i know you can get them cheaper thru Vistaprint. They were so cute and people loved them. I love seeing them on people’s refrigerators. Just something a little extra special.
Post # 14
We plan on it, since our wedding will fall just a week after Christmas on January 2nd. We want people to be prepared to travel! 🙂
Post # 15
We sent out postcards that we had printed through Vistaprint. The front was one of our engagement pictures, and the back just had our wedding date, location, and our website address. We thought of doing something via email, but it was going to be a headache tracking down all of our guests email addresses.
Post # 16
We just sent out a boring old email with a link to our website. My fiance took care of the whole thing, so I wasn’t going to complain. Plus, it’s hard to beat free!