(Closed) Is it ok to send out your Save-The Dates Via Email?

posted 7 years ago in Paper
  • poll: Can I send out my Save-The Dates Via Email
    Yes : (33 votes)
    83 %
    Definately NO!!! : (7 votes)
    18 %
  • Post # 3
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I think so – I actually received one today via email and I thought it was quite cute.  I wasn’t sure if it was just an STD or what though because it did have the Y/N/Maybe options.

    Post # 4
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    It depends.

    How e-mail savvy is your guest list?

    How formal is your wedding?

    Are you doing it just to save time/effort/money? Or are you doing it in an effort to “go green”?

    An e-mail Save the Date says the following to me:

    Very casual eco-friendly wedding with mainly young guests

    or

    Very low budget wedding with mainly young guests

    or

    Too lazy to send out real save the dates to the tech savvy crowd

    (Although I’d probably very rarely think the last one unless I knew the rest of the wedding was going to be big/extravagant/have a lot of older guests)

    Post # 5
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I think it would be fine. I didn’t go that route because some of my invited relatives are older and not computer savvy. Plus I was really excited to see the card on people’s refrigerators. 🙂

    Post # 7
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    71 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I think it depends on your guests. You would have to have everyone’s email. Sometimes older family members don’t have them so a paper invite may be more practical. It would save money on stamps though!

    Post # 9
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    68 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I did mine via e-mail last week and I have gotten a great response.  We took a lot of time to make them look nice and to match our theme- rustic chic.  

    I think it probably depends on what type of wedding you are having.  We are having a casual wedding with only family and close friends. 

    If there is one thing that I have learned on this website it is that everyone has an opinion about what you should and should not do for your wedding.  But here is what it boils down to…. do what works best for you and your budget. 

    There are lots of etiquette tips and they are all great, but I promise you, if you can think of it, it has probably been done.  So, I say, if it fits with your wedding style and that is how you would like to communicate, go for it!

     

    Post # 10
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2012

    just make sure you don’t do them “bride wars” style.

    Post # 12
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    548 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @Mrs Scott to be:

    Perfectly fine!  received some in the past by email and Facebook 🙂

    Post # 13
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    849 posts
    Busy bee

    I would email them to everyone who you know uses email often enough, and mail or at least call the others.

    Post # 14
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    2600 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Totally fine! Especially since you mentioned it would be only for some guests travelling from abroad.  WAY less hassle for you with postage and you aren’t dealing with a million email addresses. 

    The only word of caution I have is that I’ve had brides use them and I always ask that they send me their save the dates as well… and there have been a few, and I don’t know what companies they used offhand, that didn’t make it to my work email.  As long as you’ve got everyone’s personal email on yahoo or gmail or whatever you should be fine.

    Good luck!

    Post # 15
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    706 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    We did!  We used Paperless Post, and what I liked about it was that you could see who had opened the invite, so if someone didn’t see it, we could re-send if they needed us to.  We’ve had nothing but a great response.  And we don’t have a mostly young crowd…aunts, uncles, gparents have loved it!

    We also only had 4 people on our invite list that did not have an email address, so I mailed them a paper copy.  Much easier that 75 paper ones!

    Post # 16
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I don’t think so.  I think it depends, but I personally like to get a note in the mail.  I know people that don’t even have email still- plus, I tend to forget/ ignore emails. 

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