(Closed) Oh no! Save the date mistake.

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
14494 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

What about just printing some simple business cards and include them in that just say formal invitation to follow.

Post # 4
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I think that people will figure it out.  Most of them are so confused about Save-The-Date Cards in general and some think they are invites when if it says that on there.

Post # 5
9053 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I don’t think it’s THAT big of a deal.  Some older relatives who aren’t familiar with the idea of STD’s might be confused, but you could always call them and explain.

Or just let it go, and be prepared to field a few questions about specifics.

Nothing to lose sleep over.

Post # 6
120 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I think “formal invitation to follow” is basically implied 🙂  You’re good to go!  No freaking out!

Post # 7
9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Alot of people will think it is the invite and will call to ask for more invitations. What color are your invites? Can you order a cheap custom rubber stamp that says “Formal invites to follow”

Post # 8
2397 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Does it say “Save the Date” on the card?  If I received one, I would see that and just know it was a precursor to a formal invitation.  I wouldn’t worry too much 🙂

Post # 9
3049 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

Yea I wouldn’t worry that much. The worst that can happen is someone calls you and says, “There wasn’t an RSVP card so I’m just letting you know we’re coming”. And then you say, “Oh that was just a Save the Date, we’re sending formal invitations in May”.

What did the websites tell you about why it’s so awful to leave it out? I’m definitely including it in there, but I’m curious to know what they say will happen when it’s left out.

Post # 10
1126 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I wouldn’t worry about it.  Especially if it says “Save the Date.”  Then you’re golden.  Otherwise, you may have to field some confused phone calls, but not the end of the world.  Ours didn’t say “save the date” but did have “formal invitation to follow.”  I think they’re interchangable to a certain point.

Post # 11
1559 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Ours doesn’t have “Formal Invitation to Follow” on it… 

This is what ours looks like. It’s a double sided postcard, and then we’re including a magnet as well. 


I think most people will understand that it’s not an invitation, and if they don’t and they call you, just let them know that it’s just an announcement for your wedding, and that you’ll be sending an invitation closer to the wedding. 

Post # 12
247 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I definitely wouldn’t worry about it… I actually think it is a little silly, Obviously if you are getting a STD then you will be getting an invitation.  Don’t stress! 🙂

Post # 13
883 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Mine won’t say it, it is really just meant to be a reminder to put on the fridge (magnet) and only has “Save the date 10.01.11 Austin, Texas” I didn’t include our names which my Fiance thought was weird but it has our picture on it so I say thats in place of a name. I assume most of the people on our list know what a save the date is, especially with all the ones we get all the time. 

Post # 14
1488 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Mine don’t say it either. I think most people know what it is, and if you get a few calls it’s really no big deal.

Post # 16
600 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I didn’t even put that phrasing!

I figured the website would help with any info they wanted before the invitations came out..






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