(Closed) "invitation to follow" language on STDs

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 2
1908 posts
Buzzing bee
  • 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
131 posts
Blushing bee

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casey219:  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
2153 posts
Buzzing bee

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
4134 posts
Honey bee
  • 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
239 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

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
200 posts
Helper bee

Don’t worry about it.  Most people know it is an STD if it says STD. 

Post # 8
677 posts
Busy bee

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.

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