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 STDs 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!!