Post # 1
My wedding is still 10 months away but I just ordered my save the dates from vistaprint because I had a 50% off coupon and wanted to take advantage of it before it expired. I picked one of the designs they have and just put in our information, but I didn’t realize that the design didn’t have “invitation to follow” language on it. Then I read something that said its imperative to have that language or guests might think a STD is an actual invitation. But it’s too late to change it now because they’re already ordered. They’re magnets, so I’d think that my guests wouldn’t think it was an invite, but I’m not sure. Any ideas on whether this will be okay or if I should do something to make sure they don’t get mistaken for invites?
Post # 2
- Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI
I think as long as it says “Save the Date” on it somewhere, you’ll be fine.
Some people may still think it’s an invite but they might have thought that no matter what! I had “formal invitation to follow” on mine but that didn’t stop some (usually older) relatives from thinking I had just sent out really uninformative invites really early…
But most people will figure it out!
Post # 3
We did magnets. Didn’t say invitation to follow on the magnets. We put a clear sticker seal on the envelope that said invitation to follow. Some people threw the envelope out without even seeing that sticker. Regardless, nobody confused the magnet for an invitation. You should be fine.
Post # 4
It will be fine.
The STD is just an FYI to the guests about your date.
I am not a fan of “formal invitation to follow” as it is put on to help people understand it is not an invitation. Well mannered people would not need that on there as of course a proper invitation would follow.
Post # 5
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
Mine had invitation to follow and people still thought they were invitations, so i vote that it makes no difference
Post # 6
If you are concerned about it, maybe you could get a cute stamp that says “Formal Invitation to Follow” or “Invitation to Follow” and stamp each of your envelopes on the inside fold so people will see those words when they open up the STD envelope. That way you don’t have to redo your save the dates, and a stamp is only what like, $5? a custom one is maybe $20?
Post # 7
Don’t worry about it. Most people know it is an STD if it says STD.
Post # 8
We sent ours out as Christmas cards that said “we wish you a marry Christmas” and then said save the date. We didn’t have formal invitation to follow because it didn’t seem to fit with our cards. No one that I talked to was confused by it. I wouldn’t worry.