Post # 1
I was so proud of myself a couple weeks ago for finding adorable “printable” STD cards at the thrift store. I bought TWO boxes, unopened, 10-count each, for $4.00. AND they fit our colors and theme. Score!! We’re having a very small wedding and at the time, with the estimating we’d done, 20 Save-The-Date Cards seemed like plenty.
So, uh, yeah. We had a ballpark on the guest list but just went through and did an official list earlier, and I was off by 3 people.
So here I am short three measly STD cards. It seems silly to buy another set or box for 3 people. Is there some creative idea you might have for a cute STD DIY idea for these remaining 3 people that doesn’t involve wasting another entire box of the DIY printable types?
I’m not horribly concerned about the 3 not matching the rest as we’re inviting people from all over the place who don’t know each other and no one will be the wiser. 😉
Or is there a way to decide on people who maybe don’t “need” to get one…? My brother for example, who will be in the wedding and hears wedding details from me DAILY, will not be likely to forget because I won’t let him. I could not send him one… and there are a couple people on the list we are inviting even though we KNOW they won’t come, so maybe I could skip their STD and only send them an invite later…?
I just feel dumb about this!
Post # 3
I really don’t think it’s a big deal. We didn’t send everyone an STD even though I made enough becasue we are disorganized like that. In reality, we decided to hand deliver the majority over the holidays but sicne we didn’t actually see everyone, we mailed a few when we had the correct addresses but didn’t mail all the rest. Since people don’t expect an STD, they don’t notice when they don’t get one. In fact, I think you could easily skip your brother if he is anything like mine, he would not know what to do with the STD anyway as long as he knows the date. You could also skip your parents if they are not the kind to save the card or skip those people who have already declined.
Post # 4
@slicey19: Thanks… that’s kind of what I am thinking. I didn’t even know what Save-The-Date Cards were before I started all this planning and the only reason I am set on sending them is because we are getting married in another state so I want people to have plenty of time to plan travel.
Post # 5
My mom happens to be one of those people who would want to receive an STD anyway so she can keep it as a momento of her daughter’s wedding. You might want to ask your mom if she’s ok with that before you skip her STD. 🙂 Brothers usually don’t care about keeping random pieces of paper, so you can definitely skip him though!
Otherwise, could those DIY Save-The-Date Cards double as thank you cards? If so, just spring for the extra box and use the extras to print up thank yous.
Post # 6
You can also make a color photo copie (maybe even 2- or 3-up to a sheet) on card stock and cut them out.
Post # 7
I don’t think you need to send them to any of your immediate family. Although brothers do tend to ignore the details so maybe just make 3 extra and send them to people who don’t know anyone else coming (so they can’t have a conversation about them).
Post # 8
I didn’t send them out to everyone. We sent them to the Out of Town guests, first. Our extra cards got lost in the move 😉
Post # 9
I agree that you should just think of 3 people who wouldn’t miss them, and not send them to those people. We’re not sending Save-The-Date Cards to everyone on our guest list, just the out of towners!
Post # 10
- Wedding: September 2010 - MacLean Park
I skipped out on sending a few to the groomsmen. I didn’t have enough, and they would only throw them away or leave them somewhere anyway, so I figured who cares? I’ll send them to people who appreciate them. And it was fine!