Post # 1
So, I was talking to FH last night, and he was pretty set on doing Save-The-Date Cards via email (sending a few hard copies to our guests who are not online). I was really hoping to do something like this : http://www.magnetstreet.com/store/details/market/517/productId/12990 . With only 150 people (probably less than 100 actual addresses), it seems so affordable! Should I just bite the bullet on this one, since we’re trying so hard to keep the cost low? Or is an online save the date tacky and/or rude? Thanks for your opinions!
Post # 3
I really like those magnets! Very cute! I say go with those!
Post # 4
I think the magnets are super cute but I would just use the same layout for an image based email instead. Personally we emailed to most and sent hard copies to those who weren’t tech savvy and it went over really well. I know a few people printed them out as well to stick on their fridge but lots just appreciated the instant gratification of the email and even emailed us back to say how excited they were for the wedding 🙂
Post # 5
We did on-line. The only thing to remember is that some spam filters might see them as spam, so we sent ours out in batches of 10. Also some hard-core computer geeks use email programs that can’t do embedded html, so we sent it as embedded html and as an attachment just in case.
It is such an environmentally friendly option. No trees were harmed in the making of our Save the Dates! (Though some pixels might have been a bit perturbed).
Plus, wouldn’t it be nice to do something that your fiance really wants?
Post # 6
The magnets are super cute! If you’re looking for an even more affordable option you can always send post cards from vista print. I think sending physical save the dates is a really nice gesture, one that your guests will appreciate.
Post # 7
I love the magnet idea for Save the Dates! I am working out a design now, so we can have some DIY action for ours.
Post # 8
I’m in agreement with doctorgirl, I’d do e-Save the Dates. It saves money, it shows your FH that you listen to & take his ideas seriously, & it’s an environmental choice, too.
However, I think you know your guests best – are they marterial people or online people? If they aren’t online folks, they might miss your STD & that would suck. If they’re online poeple, your magnets might find their way to the circular filing cabinet as soon as your guests record your date in their digital calendars (which is what would happen with the people on our guest list). Which is why I actually voted for both: this way, you both get what you want, both online & material guests get what they need/want, & there is no excuse for your guest list to state that they didn’t get the info. It’s also I nice first step in compromising as a couple – which you’re going to be doing for the rest of your lives.
Post # 9
I think email is just fine for Save-the-Dates. I think it’s okay that they’re a little less formal than regular invitations. Like Doctorgirl said, it’s an environmentally friendly option too! I say go for it.
Post # 10
We did email save the dates, just used a picture of use and photoshopped some words over the top. I figured it was a cheap, environmentally-friendly option. They’re not that common in Australia (I’ve never received one myself) so I didn’t feel particularly obligated to do anything else. People liked receiving it all the same 🙂
Post # 11
we did email save the dates. like doctorgirl said, we attached our STD to the email as well as embedding it – so it’d pop open when they opened the email.
Post # 12
I would go with the magnets. Nearly everyone has a fridge or a similar type surface they can put it on where it will be in clear view so they won’t forget about it. Not everyone has access to email and even if they do, they may forget about it entirely after they initially read it.
Post # 13
I think emails fine. It saves you money that you can spend somewhere else, you can make your fi happy, and really the magnets will end up being thrown out eventually anyway, like all of the paper products that we put such hard work and money into.
Post # 14
I send the save the date through email to my family and local friends to save money. It worked pretty well.