Post # 1
So, not sending out my Save the Dates yet has come to bite me in the butt. I’ve gotten two e-mails from friends in the past day asking me to sign up with them for this pretty large-scale fun run where you get covered in paint…an event that sounds hella fun, but I’m like YES I’M ACTUALLY GETTING MARRIED THAT DAY. Ugh. Now I’m genuinely concerned that people will either not come to my wedding (because you have to pay a fee to run the race, and who wants to lose money?) or just show up covered in paint. I would prefer for them to come covered in paint, but I feel like I have seriously dropped the ball. Ugh.
Someone make me feel better, please?
Post # 3
How many of your guests are actually going to be interested in participating in this? You should maybe let people know about the date informally so they know to leave their calendars open even though you’re not sending Save-The-Date Cards yet.
Post # 4
@All In: From what I can tell, there are four people talking about it right now who are invited. But it just recently came out in the news, so I don’t know if there’s going to be greater numbers…
Post # 5
@LizLemon: is it all day? aren’t those kind of events more like a morning/ealr afternoon thing? If worse comes to worst, they can arrive late. no?
Post # 6
@MlleBrielle: True, but the ceremony starts at 1 and is in a different part of the city. So it will certainly be cutting it close!
Post # 7
Color run! Is there any way you could make your wedding an evening ceremony that way people could still attend the run in the morning and then go to your wedding after? Also 4 guests out of 100 (more or less) won’t be that big of a deal, don’t worry! If these guests are important enough and good enough friends they will make it work and your wedding will take priority! Don’t stress!
Post # 8
there’s always something going on. the important people will obviously choose your wedding over a run.
Post # 9
@LizLemon: oh boy I would send out a STD email or facebook message or SOMETHING to get everyone you THINK wants to run the race in the know about your wedding… I’m slacking on sending our save the dates but everyone pretty much already knows about the date so I’m just being lazy… BUT I don’t want anyone to be busy either so I’ll get on that right now! haha thanks for the kick in the butt 😉
I also agree with @All In: I’m not sure how many people you think will want to be involved in this but HELLO there’s probably another one next year but theres not another wedding so they’ll understand and should either do both or none at all.
Most races are pretty early so they could do both and just SHOWER after/before your wedding so there will be no paint coverage to be found! haha
Post # 10
How fun would it be to do the run in your wedding dress??? Not serious, but just throwing it out there. 🙂 I’m sure you’d make the News. Sorry this has happened!
Post # 11
@LoveMySailor1018: Everything is already set with time 🙁 The church books 3 weddings per Saturday, and on that day the evening time was already booked in November of last year!
You guys are right, though. If it wasn’t this, it would be something else, not to mention that people will hopefully have time to go home and get dressed before coming…even if they are a little late.
and @MalbecMe: you’re right! Too bad it’s before the wedding…
Post # 12
I would spread the word to your most imporant people via email ASAP.
Also- any chance you can push back your ceremony an hour or two? I do lots of fun runs and they are usually done by 10/11. If they are close friends, they’l’l rush home, shower the paint off and be there. Worst case- they miss the ceremony?
Post # 13
@MalbecMe: My thoughts exactly! If you could move your wedding back to the Friday evening slot and do a TTD at the run the next day, it would be awesome! Completely understand if this isn’t feasible for other reasons, but it’d make for a great time 🙂
Post # 14
I made the same mistake. About a third of my guests were also invited to a huge event that same weekend, and I should have thought about it but forgot. Kudos to my friends, though: the vast majority of them skipped the event in favor of my wedding. I was told several times that the event was going to suck that year because so many people were missing it for my wedding – and that was okay. A few couldn’t come (especially a few who were actually on the planning committee of the other event), but most of them realized that the fun event happens every year, whereas my wedding was once in a lifetime. Just put out word as quickly as possible about your wedding date, and I’ll bet your friends come through for you.
Post # 15
@inspiredcreations: OH MAN I’d so consider this if it were me lol.
I’d send out a small email to people and mention it to my friends talking about going in a “hey, i know we didnt send out save the dates but I just wanted to let you know our wedding is on nov blahblah!”
Post # 16
There will always be something going on – we got married during football season, but strategically planned a date where our college team wasn’t playing. I’ve been to multiple weddings were everyone is checking their phone or trying to stream the games live, lol.