(Closed) Guests Not Getting Save The Date Postcards

posted 5 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
2295 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I found a fair amount of our STD postcards simply got lumped in with junk mail and people did receive them but didn’t notice them. (That’s why I tell people if I were doing it again, I’d send them in envelopes.)

If you WANT to say something on Facebook, you can make a group that is only people you invited to the wedding and when you post, select them in the drop down menu so only they are able to see it. I did that when I wanted to remind people that hotel blocks were expiring, it worked fine and only those invited could see it.

Or I’d just keep mentioning it to people as you talk to them one on one.

Post # 4
12050 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

@angthrice:  curious why you didn’t put a return address – there should have been room even on the postcard. 


You should check the postoffice, they would likely know if there has been a large volume of the same postcard returned for some reason.

Post # 5
257 posts
Helper bee

Same thing happened to me! Our friends in the next town over said they never received STD, but many people have told us they did receive them. I’m not gonna stress it since it was just the STD, but my invitations better make it to where they’re going!!

Also–why wouldn’t you put a return address? That would make me very nervous to send out! I had about 5 of mine come back undeliverable because we had the wrong info for them, they had moved, etc. That’s what I would worry about if I were you :/

Post # 6
257 posts
Helper bee

@NAvery:  I HATE the excuse of “oh, I thought it was junk mail.” DO THESE PEOPLE EVEN READ THEIR MAIL?! I would never throw something out without actually reading it first 🙁

Post # 7
281 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I had the same issue, and ours even had a return address on them. But it seems like a good amount of people never received them and they never got returned.

Post # 9
47 posts
  • Wedding: October 2013

Same thing happened to me!  We sent out 5 test postcards (with postcard postage) to family and only 2 of the 5 received theirs.  We had a return address on them but didn’t get any bouncebacks. So we ended up buying envelopes and sending them out as regular mail with full first class postage – as far as I know everyone received them.  We’re still confused as to the low hit rate with the test postcards, but glad we went with the envelopes ultimately.

Post # 10
1022 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@angthrice:  Id’ nto say anything. the STD isn’t nessecary, and it’s not like it’s the actual invite. if someone asks you, just say you’ve been hearing some went MIA, and the wedding is on XX date.

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