(Closed) Email STD

posted 6 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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3942 posts
Honey bee

STD’s arent necessary unless you have a lot of out of town guests.

I would be worried about them getting caught in spam or accidentally deleted. I would spend $100 and get some post cards from Vista Print or something.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@kalfolh:  I would go the paper route espeically if you’re expecting guest to attend a destination wedding.  I’ve never receieved an email save the date and I would question whether they were serious if it wasn’t done via post.  Hope that doesn’t offend you, but that is my honest opinion.

Post # 6
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Honey bee

@kalfolh:  The I would definetly do a paper STD, not an email.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I think it depends on your crowd. Is it mostly young people? Then I think you can get away with an online STD. But if you have a good mix of older people, then I would go with paper. 

Post # 8
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706 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We did email ones.  The 4 people that didn’t have access were easily told through word of mouth (though they were grandparents, so they knew 🙂

We used Paperless Post, and you can check to see who has opened the email.  It meant that when someone didn’t open it, we could check in with them, to make sure they received it.

It was easier, because we just put a direct link to the website we created, that had all the wedding info.  Put your travel info there and you should be good.

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

I think email is fine.  If you’re concerned about a older people, just call them.   Personal contact is more traditional than a paper STD.

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@kalfolh:  never heard of it but I think you should do a paper one. Look at vistaprint – you can always find great deals on groupon or living social.  I recently paid $10 for $70 worth of merchandise on their. You can definitely do them cheaply if you get a deal.  The vistaprint groupons come out ALL the time. 

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@kalfolh:  we did and the only reason we emailed them was because we were in another country at the time and weren’t sure how dependable the postal service would be.  we sent them at 5 months (when we started planning) prior to the date so we didn’t have the time to send them by post anyways.

our invites were post mailed.

Post # 13
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5242 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@kalfolh:  We did an email STD for our destination wedding just to let everyone know the dates and how to book the trip. It was alot easier cause they were able to email us back if they have any questions. I will then be sending out a paper invitation a few months before the wedding to all the guests who are confirmed to come to our wedding 🙂

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

I would probably go the paper route, but I don’t see anything wrong with it if most of your guests frequently use the internet.

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@kalfolh:  We also had mostly out-of-town guests and didn’t want to use paper for the invitations or Save-The-Date Cards. 

We emailed our Save-The-Date Cards to maybe 85% of the guests — the ones who we knew had email addresses and checked them regularly. For everyone else (mostly older folks), we made a paper STD and mailed it to their address. It worked completely fine, nothing got caught in spam filters, no one was shocked, and the world did not end. 😉 And we saved a gew bucks, and few trees, in the process.

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