Post # 1
So I was looking at costs for stationary today. I have decided to go the cheap route and we are using walmart printing for our invitations and S.T.D’s and 123 print for our rsvp cards. I dont think we are going to do S.T.D’s but I was thinking that maybe I can get some S.T.D.’s and take a picture of one and put it on Facebook or message them to people on their (about 3/4s of my guest list has a facebook) and send the older folk (or people who are not facebook savy) ones. I dont want to totally nix the Save The Date fad but I do not want to pay the outrageous postage of 82 bucks to let everyone know I am getting married. just to spent another $164 inviting them all again (Invitations + RSVP cards.) that is ridiculous.
What are your thoughts?
What did you do/are you going to do?
Post # 3
This is what I did for my save the dates. Everyone thought it was really cute and different. I had a lot of fun making it.
Post # 4
I think that if you don’t want to spend money on Save the Dates, then don’t. Or, if you want to do something, send out an e-save-the-date and for the older people, do nothing. I was trying to explain Save-The-Date Cards to my grandma and she just didn’t get it. “an invitation? So early?” “no grandma, it’s just to have you save the date” “well why would I need to do that? I know when it is!” etc, etc.
Post # 6
I definitely do not think save-the-dates are necessary. There are so many people now that choose not to do them. We decided to to post-card save the dates. They were cheap AND we saved on postage since postage is 33 cents vs. whatever it is for normal postage now ( 45 cents each?) We had 150 save the dates and including postage spent less than $200. It turned out to be much cheaper than FI’s idea of doing magnets! LOL I think your idea is super cute toO!
Post # 7
We didn’t send out save the dates. We figured an invitation would work just as well. It has a date and time, and they needed to be there. They didn’t need two cards with the same information.
Post # 8
We’re just doing an e-StD using Paperless Post. If you just use the card, they have a lot of free options. We’re upgrading, however, to add an envelope, but that still won’t cost us too much as I’ve accumulated quite a few free tokens for upgrades. If you wanted, you could order corresponding paper ones for a low price for those not technologically inclined.
Post # 9
My only issue about the Facebook STD is what about people who aren’t invited? They might assume they are. Not a problem I guess if you are inviting all of them, but I know I have work people, and distant relatives on there who I wouldn’t invite. I like the message idea better. I also like the website or e-std idea.
You could also combine it with a regular mailing to the older folks (if you do them), such as in holiday cards this year? Happy Holidays from us, and remember to save the date for October 4 next year!!