Post # 17
We did them. Almost all our guests live a 4 hour flight, or 5 hour drive away, and it’s also on a Friday. We sent them out in our Christmas cards so those people who have to submit their annual vacation plan in January (like me) or April like some other people would know well in advance.
I just did a business card size piece of paper with a stamp on them, not a photo magnet or anything. I know most people wouldn’t put it on their fridge, but just wanted to be put on people’s calendar’s.
Post # 18
I think email std’s are great… you can follow up if something changes (date, whatever), it’s free, and minimal work on your part! You can even use it to request mailing addresses (a lot of my friends move around a lot).
Post # 19
I did save the dates because the dutch (and other Europeans) usually take all 20 of their vacation days off at once and plan their vacations well in advance, so if I didn’t let them know roughly a year ahead of my wedding date…Fiance and I would almost be alone. LOL
Post # 20
Most of our guests are Out of Town so it made sense. Also, even some of the people closest to me, before we sent them after I’d told them the wedding date already, were asking “when is your wedding again?” I realized you can’t expect everyone to remember when your wedding date is because while it’s at the forefront of your mind and family planning it, close friends that aren’t in the wedding could easily forget.
We didn’t put our picture on them because I like a PP mentioned have no interest in someone having a pic of me on their fridge. We just found a cute design we liked and went with that. It’s a matter of preference and budget. Our budget allowed for them so we figured WTF why not?
Post # 21
Yep, we sent them! We have a lot of family out of state and wanted to give them some time to plan. Plus it only cost $20! So, totally worth it for us.
Post # 22
I wouldnt have sent them if I wasnt having a Destination Wedding.
Post # 23
we are sending them out because we are thinking of doing a Destination Wedding. it would be a good way to tell people hey you need to save for our wedding if you wanna go with us idk how i am going to word that but i was thinking i somehow i could on the STD;s
Post # 24
We had Save the Dates, but we sent them over email to only a handful of people. I did it because everyone on my side has to fly in and I wanted to give them plenty of time to find tickets. We were a little wishy-washy when trying to decide the date and so wanted to make sure everyone knew the actual date.
Post # 25
We did them because we had a destination wedding and majority of our guests would be making really big travel plans to get there. We spent very little money because I did them on Vista print and used their promos they have. My friend did an email Save the Date which is a good idea because you can send the link to hotels or your wedding website.
Post # 26
I find them increadibly important if you are having a destination wedding. It’s one thing to tell your friends that you are planning on getting married on xx/xx/xx in cityname, countryname, but they really don’t know that they are invited until they receive a Save the Date or a wedding invitation.
Many trips that require out of country travel must be booked months in advance in order to save money and I know that I personally would not be spending that kind of money unless I received a Save the Date or invitation, which meant that I was for sure invited and also that there is no possibility the date has been changed. In my opinion, once one of those has gone out, the wedding is definitely happening on that date and in that city.
Post # 27
I think STDs are good for guests who plan in advance or are out of town. Its kinda nice getting them in case you’re planning a vacation or for an event & if you know about when/where the wedding is, you can be sure to not book something else that same day.
Also, you get people asking “when’s your wedding, again?” & if you have a 200 person guest list… wow that question would get old!
We made STDs & then realized postage would cost us a lot & we didn’t have the money for it… so we just did Facebook invites so people knew about them & then we mailed out real invitations with the STDs in there earlier this month. We had fun with our STDs, took fun pics, got to design them & printing only cost 10 cents each (there was an awesome sale). So it was maybe $20 & it was so worth it :). However, not everyone has to do a STD, just if you want to.
Post # 28
it was just something fun for me that i could do without anyone telling me i was doing it too early(i’m obsessed with getting things done way too early), and noone could tell me that 9 month was too early to send std’s cause they had no idea!
Post # 29
We did them because we were inviting a lot of people that we weren’t in close contact with and they may or may not have heard about the wedding. Also, most people lived far away from where we had our wedding so we wanted to let them know in advance so they could book their flights and hotels for less money. If it were under different circumstances, I wouldn’t have seen a need to send them out.
Post # 30
I did them in an unofficial sense (emails or a letter) just because guests from my side would require to arrange flights etc, so I wanted to give them plenty of time to be able to source good rates for flights. If we didn’t have that ‘issue’ I would not have bothered!