Post # 1
I was not going to do STD originally – I am really not that fond of the idea and was just going to send out invitations for our October wedding in Las Vegas. It is not a destination wedding (we live there) so less than half our guests are from out of town.
Well I just got the letter of intent from the Four Seasons where we are having the wedding and the rooms have to be booked by JULY for them to get the decent rate. Now we both work for a large Casino company and will be providing a F&F rate for a cheaper price than the Four Seasons but for some reason that is forecast to be a busy weekend.
So I thought just to do email save the dates because I hate getting the magnets and cards that people send out – email is easy for me to keep.
But is it terribly tacky? The invites are lovely and will be sent out 3 months in advance to out of town guests and two months to locals.
Post # 3
hey, why not save money and go green? I don’t think that its tacky at all!
Post # 4
I really don’t think you should send your invites to *anyone* more than 2 months in advance. Just because they are out of town doesn’t mean they won’t lose them…
We didn’t send out email STD’s, instead our mothers just sent a link to our website to all of their relatives, and it was included in our engagement party invite (online) invitation. So, I figure if anyone plans far enough in advance that they would write down a date from a STD, then they would do the same for the date they saw on our website…
Post # 5
OK sent them out this weekend and since I am older trust me if they had been tacky I would have gotten feedback – everyone liked them and loved that the wedding website was clickable from it – so went green, simple and found out people preferred it
Post # 6
We are having a destination wedding, so I just made an event page on Facebook (one year prior), and will be sending out official save the dates six months in advance. I was planning on going with postcards through vista print or got print online – I believe I can get several hundred glossy ones for around $20-$30. I’m just waiting on e-pics now.