(Closed) Does everyone need a save the date?

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
7339 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Most of our family is coming from Portugal, the States and Montreal so we’re sending them Save the Dates since they have to make plans. For the rest of them who are near us, we are sending them invites only, plus we talk to them quite often and they already know the date. That’s what we’re doing.

Post # 4
150 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@MissKabers:I wouldn’t even notice.

I made my invitations and my save the dates.  I ordered all the paper (100 of each) and then realized I needed more like 120 to cover everyone.  So I bought more paper for the invites, but like hell I was buying more for a save the date.

Family and friends traveling got save the dates.  In town friends and coworkers did not.  Nobody will care about this.  I promise.  (And I didn’t give coworkers save the dates because I’m still undecided on inviting them.  If I get a lot of family “no” responses, they’re in.  Otherwise…sorry.)

Post # 6
2192 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@qwerty1:  We did the same.

Ordered 100 Save-The-Date Cards but needed more.  We did not send them to our co-workers(some might be fired by than, who knows) and when I needed more Save-The-Date Cards for family we reassigned some from FI’s and mine bachelor friends who honestly don’t need them cause they are guys and don’t care about that.  Except one guy who would whine because everyone got one but he didn’t.  But def cut out whole circles so there is no complaint. 

Post # 7
491 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@MissKabers: We didn’t send ANY Save the Dates. Mainly because we got engaged in April and we’re getting married in September. IMO, it would be a waste of our money and bombarding people’s mailboxes!

I understand certain instances in sending Save The Dates — travelling guests, out of the country, etc. etc. But us — we didn’t see spending any money in it. We have a website that we direct everyone too and speak with most everyone personally, in one way or another. We have 110 people we are inviting.

Good Luck!

Post # 8
743 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Wedding is in France so we are only sending Save the Date to those who live abroad and will have to make to travel internationally,especially since we are including the address of our wedding website which includes all the travel information. I think it is kind of a waste of money for those who won’t have to make such extensive plans, especially since most of them already know the date and the area.

Post # 9
341 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I sent STD only to A listers (which is nobody from work). After we send out invites for A listers then we will start inviting the guests on the B list. they dont need to know ahead! lol

Post # 10
36 posts
  • Wedding: October 2011

I only sent them to people who would have to travel to come to the wedding, that way they can start making their arrangments.  I did not send them to any coworkers because like other posters, I am unsure if I will be able to invite them yet.

Post # 11
2441 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I don’t think they are necessary.  You would have to notify people that need to travel so they can make travel arrangements but an email or phone call works just as well.  

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