(Closed) My guests don’t understand the concept of a save the date!

posted 7 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
2657 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Ive gotten some responses like this. Its so funny. 

Post # 4
2849 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Thankfully, all of my guests understood what they were, but I think that’s because they had all been to weddings recently and received save the dates before. If you’re the first wedding these guests will attend, then I can understand why they might be confused. Make sure to write “invitation to follow” on the save the date, so they understand it’s not the actual invitation. 

Post # 5
4 posts
  • Wedding: June 2012

Hahaha, this story cracked me up! Yes! I just sent mine out a few days ago and already getting questions just like this! I tried to make it obvious by chosing magnets that said “Save the date” but apparently not quite as obvious as I thought!

Post # 6
630 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

My Future Mother-In-Law didn’t even know what a cocktail hour was. lol Needless to say, STD’s are a foreign concept too.

I made STD’s, but I’m reconsidering sending them because of the responses I can imagine getting. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 7
6826 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

A lot of older folks and people who haven’t been to a wedding in the last 5 years or so are not going to know what a STD is.  And it is regional, in my area, or should say my home town no one sends those out or even has heard of them

Post # 9
69 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I got the same thing! Everyone was “Oh, that’s a little early to be spending invites!!”

OP, we are date twins!!

Post # 10
1190 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I think it’s a more recent concept. I had never heard of one (or received one) before coming onto weddingbee! I didn’t end up sending them out because it’s not a ‘norm’ for my area. I have been to 4 weddings in the past year and not one used them.

Although I did find a really cute idea for them and wanted to do them but in the end changed my mind.

Post # 11
1869 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@JessicaAlecia: My guests don’t understand save the dates either.  They all think they’re invitations, which is weird because there’s no time or name of the church, just the city.  Oh well.  I guess they’ll figure it out when they get the actual invitation next month and have to RSVP.

Post # 12
4887 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Another 5/19 bride here ๐Ÿ™‚ 

I haven’t sent mine out yet (and won’t until Jan 2) but I can only imagine some people’s reactions.  We’re not sending them to everyone but hopefully those who do get them understand the concept.

Post # 13
904 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Haha, mine knew what they were. We had business card sized magnets that we had slipped into card stock with slots cut out to hold them in place. I know a few people didn’t know they were magnets and just left them in the paper which made me laugh. 

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