(Closed) Email Save the Dates

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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7082 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

We did this and it worked out great.  Mr. DG made a really nice file with one of our engagement photos and some simple text.  Most importantly, it got the information out there, people liked them and they didn’t lose them!

Post # 4
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257 posts
Helper bee

hah! i just started a post like this last night! my Fiance and I are having a formal ish wedding at a winery. and we just sent out our STDs—email version. And now, I kinda regret it because its so informal and “cheap”. But thats just me!

Post # 5
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70 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We did email save-the-dates. I don’t regret it at all. It got all the information out there that people need and didn’t cost us anything.

Post # 7
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571 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I did my Save the Dates via E-mail as well.  I used mypunchbowl.com and was able to use one of their free templates and add pictures.  It turned out really nicely, and you can also track who has viewed it.

Post # 8
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4001 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think its a great idea assuming all of your guests have email.  We have a lot of old timers so it wouldn’t work with them.  But for the most part, people have email and they can relay the message to the ones that don’t.  I say do it girl, we did an actual STD and it was expensive!

Post # 9
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248 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I don’t know if this counts, but I’m going to do a mass email once I know our date for sure, with the date and the city included, along with the wedding website info.  Not a pretty std but just an informational email.  But our invitations will be old-school and the wedding semi-formal.  I guess I don’t think of stds as a “real” part of the invitation, so they don’t need to match the rest of the wedding, they’re just for planning purposes.  Are stds really the standard thing in all weddings now, even non-destination ones?  Already invitations will be $300+, I can’t spend much more money! 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I was going to do that too, then I went to VistaPrint & made postcards and did it that way. If you sign up for deals you can get 100 for free.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I think it’s a great idea generally, but would worry that it might clash a bit with the “formal feel” you’re loking for.

Are postcard-style Save-The-Date Cards not in the budget?  We did ours as postcards, and it was very cost-effective.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I agree with pp, since you said it’s a formal wedding, I would think twice about email STD…..but I’m also “its your wedding, do what YOU want” so by all means, do what’s best for you!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I really don’t think it’s a big deal in it affecting the formality of your event.  Save-The-Date Cards are not absolutley necessary, and e-mailing them is not bad, at least from the feeling I get here and from personal experiences.  We had a tight budget for Save-The-Date Cards so we had magnets for family and e-mailed the same design/pic to friends.  People appreciated both, and we didn’t get any complaints.  I would say go for it.   

Post # 14
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Helper bee

honestly, looking back–i would have rather not sent out anything at all than an Email STD. It just totally clashes with our formal event.

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