(Closed) Flash Drive Save The Date?

posted 7 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
286 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Are all your guests younger? More tech savvy?

Mu grandma would have no idea what that was. I personally would not use it.

Post # 4
204 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

i’d use it again, and think it was pretty cool! i’m a gadget nut anyways, so anything that has to do with computers or the likes of them i’m all for! it’s unique if nothing else, and definitely something most people could use again!

Post # 5
119 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I love that idea! Totally unique, and definitely useful – and it’s supercute that you can combine STD videos/photos with something your guests will get a lot of use out of! the only thing I would be worried about is if there were a lot of older guests (like grandparents, etc.) that they might not quite know what to do with it and so might miss the save the date info? maybe when you send it you could attach it to a card with a cute “Save the Date – [names] [date]!” and instructions like Miss Sewing did “I’m a USB drive!” or something?

Post # 6
5110 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2011

I think its a good idea. But it also depends on your guest list. How many older people are going to be there. IF thats your save the date, and you send it to so and so’s grandma is she even going to know what it is, or how to use it. Chances are some of your older guests wont even see the information you take time to put on the flash drive. 

Post # 8
624 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I noticed the smallest, and probably cheapest ones are 64mb.  That would be useless for me, in fact anything less than 1 gb would probably get tossed.  It’s a cute idea, but I’m not sure it would be economical or useful for older generations.

Post # 9
3148 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

it is a very unique idea. I hate to be a debbie downer, but have you looked into how much they cost yet?  

to get the drives customized for you, you usually have to order a lot – like more than 100 (I think), and they tend to be less than 1GB which is not very useful in this day and age. plus, they are still pretty expensive per unit unless you order a ginormous amount.  (My Fiance looked into it for a party recently.)

and, well one small thing (but it is just my guess): people who use USB drives already have one. I am particular about the kind I buy. I prefer mine to be over 1gb and very very small. also, I don’t use freebie ones that I get sometimes because I assume they’re cheap and I worry that I’ll lose data. but that’s just me.

Post # 10
11167 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

I agree with the PPs while I think it is a great idea it wouldn’t be appropriate for about half my guest list. They would more than likely get it, think it was a keychain of some strange variety and lose it without using it.

Post # 11
10367 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I am really specific about the brand/types of flash drives I use because I don’t want them to fail on me. For that reason, I would not trust a cheap STD promotional flash drive.

But points for creativity!

Post # 12
3866 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Anything under a gig is good for cuteness only.  Or to just keep around ’cause it can be used for the small stuff (like getting photos developed if you only have a dozen or so).  

Other than that?  pointless.

nice idea, though!!!

Post # 13
2192 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Ugh…  Too much work. Though it is a cute idea.  Maybe reserve these for bridal party and close family that will actually use it. 

I’ve received cd’s in the past.  Guess where they ended up?  In the trash.  Never got read/played.  

Post # 14
60 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We’re doing a similar thing, i.e. having all the content digital, but rather than send a USB drive we’ll just be including a link to our wedding website on the save the dates and invitation. 

Once on the website, guests will be able to check out a gallery of images, find out about the bridesmaid/best man, RSVP and confirm any food/child things and read a planning blog. 

Much, much cheaper than USB sticks! 

Post # 15
726 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Sadly, I feel that your money/efforts here would be in vain.

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