(Closed) Do people think your STD is your invitation?

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I think a lot of people don’t get it, especially when it’s been a while since they got married, or they’ve never been married.  My future GPA in law was like WTF do I do with this??  (not to us, but in general, ahahah)  He’s a grumpy old man, so we still love em. 

It pretty much classifies as the same thing though, because you cant not invite someone you gave a STD to.  (Totally skipping the joke right now! hahahahahahahah)

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@M.Ruder: LOL!! It just never gets old!!

We got a save the date only a couple of weeks before the actual wedding, and that was a little confusing, especially since it had all of the information about the wedding on it. I knew it was a save the date, but I could see that other people thought it was an invitation.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Before I started planning I always thought Save-The-Date Cards were invitations! And I was always confused why I got ANOTHER one closer to the wedding. I was sooooo clueless.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I put the phrase “Formal Invitation to follow” on the bottom of mine.  Also it only included our names, the date and the city we were getting married in.  It didn’t have any other details on it.

Post # 7
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1254 posts
Bumble bee

I put Formal Invitation to Follow on mine too but still got a call from the Best Man reprimanding us for not adding RSVP instructions to our wedding invitations. People are just clueless.

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I also put “Formal Invitations to Follow” on ours, but yes, we still got people that thought they were invitations. After we explained though, they were like “Wow, what a cute idea!”. They were on the phone, so I just shook my head and said thank you. I guess not a lot of people actually send save the dates. I think the are a relatively new concept.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Same here, in fact I just posted about this yesterday.  Younger, older, it doesn’t matter; everyone thinks they are invites.  Except my mom who thought it was some sort of “announcement” (hey, close!) and my SIL but only because I talk on the phone with her daily and she knew all about the process and sending them out and choosing fonts and all that.   Otherwise she wouldn’t have known what they were either, I don’t think.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I just sent mine out and I did not have room to put “Formal Invitation to Follow” so it will be interesting to see what people say to me! Instead I opted to put our website info. haha…oh well…

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

We put “formal invitation to follow” at the bottom of ours…haven’t sent them yet, but I know we’ll get at least one “WTF” phone call!

Post # 12
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I had the opposite problem, that people thought they were wedding announcements or something, and they meant that you were NOT invited to the wedding, since they didn’t have the full details on them.  They DID say formal invitation to follow and linked them to our website.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Ours had SAVE THE DATE and FORMAL INVITATION TO FOLLOW and people were still confused. When we handed them out we said, “Here is our Save The Date, just letting you know when our wedding is and it has our wedding website on it”. Some people were like, I don’t need this, I’m coming anyway. I told them:1. it has our picture on it. 2. It has our wedding website on it. 3. It is already paid for so just keep it. lol

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

No one said anything to us (and we did have “formal invitation to follow” on the bottom of our STDs), but I don’t think many of our southern relatives had ever received one before. I asked my mom about it (later on when I was wondering why I hadn’t received an STD for my cousin’s upcoming wedding) and she said that no one has heard of them in the south; that everyone typically just knows when someone else in town is getting married. 🙂 At least in small towns anyway.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I never thought that people might think it’s an invitation, how funny! I am compelled to send save the dates because my wedding is on a Friday and people have to plan in advance.

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