(Closed) DW brides – please show me your STDs!!

posted 6 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Do a cute save the date and put a piece of paper in with it to cover all other information, or a link to your website and put it on there.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I sent mine at the 6 month point, but let people know about it way in advance.  I think the average is like 6-9 months, but don’t quote me on that and 9 months is plenty to figure out travel arrangements.  I wanted to send mine out earlier, but everything was pushed back based on when we had our engagement pictures, which was delayed by like 3 weeks due to horrid weather.

 If I were you I would start setting up your wedding website so that is all good to go to put on the save the date along with working out all the other stuff like block of rooms at a hotel, any price deals you can find, that sort of thing so it is all ready to go when you send out the STD.  

Also, start making a list of people you are inviting and getting addresses, takes forever sometime, it is all the little stuff, ordering and sending out the STD is the easy part, it is making sure it is ready to send out that is the time consuming part.

 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

We sent ours in January – I’m all for DIY, but then I found these magnets and we couldn’t help ourselves.

They turned out to be a huge hit – so that’s an expense I don’t regret!

Post # 8
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Here are our Mexico Save-The-Date Cards. We went with the photobooth look. The back has all of the hotel/travel agent info and our website. 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

We used this from Minted but swapped out for our colors and changed the heading. We had a sticker on the back with the dates of all of our celebrations (ceremony & at home receptions) as well as our website. We made sure the website had all the travel information and accomodations before sending out. We sent them 10 months ahead.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@sharkchomp:  Those are the cutest! I love them! 

 

Mine don’t have a travel theme, but we sent out concert tickets and a fun letter. Each guest received tickets for the event they were invited to attend (i.e. destination wedding, at-home reception, both). It was a fun and relatively cheap way to get the info out and explain what’s going on with our wedding to all our guests.

The back was just running text with our wedding website url (the typo was fixed before the final ones were sent):

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Lily_of_the_valley:  

@lolwut:  

Honestly, people LOVED them! One of my bridesmaids emailed me saying that she opened the envelop, got the invitation in her hands… thought about it, tip toed out in the kitchen and carefully held it out towards the fridge to see if it would attach (she had never seen a magnet invitation before or even heard that they existed). When it did, she told me that she actually squealed with joy and clapped her hands! 🙂 Success!

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

🙂 No, we paid normal postage for both the domestic and international ones.

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