Post # 1
I sent out my STD and people keep telling me that they got my invitation and even R.s.v.p. to the wedding. The STD doesnt even have the location or time on it just what town the wedding will be in. I also wrote “formal invitation to follow” on the STD.
I am getting married in May. Should I just keep explaining that an invitation will be coming in March or just let it go and they will figure it out when they get the actual invitation in several months. It is getting exhausting telling everybody that the STD is not the actual invitation. When asking for addresses I even said “I will send you an STD now and a formal invitation later” But I didnt say this to each guest of course.
Should I keep explaining or just let them figure it out on their own?
Has this happened to anybody else?
Post # 3
Miss Knitting just blogged about this recently. Let the guests think what they want. Send the invite in March and let them be surprised haha
Post # 4
phew I am not the only one. I will read Miss knitting’s blog. Thanks for the advice.
Post # 5
I experienced this too. My STD’s only had 4 lines on it: our names, the date, the location and text indicating that formal invitations were to follow. With only those to read, we still got questions about when our wedding was, where it was located and how come our invitations didn’t arrive with RSVP cards. Good thing they recognized our names eh?
When people told me they got my invitations, I replied “Oh great! You got our Save The Date cards already. Good to know that the formal invitations we will be sending in March will arrive timely.”
Post # 6
I had about 1/2 the rsvps come through before the actual formal invite came. I found it thrilling! 😀 People still enjoyed getting the formal invites, and the formal invites had a lot more info then the STD’s so I found that people brought them with them to the wedding. Let them figure it out on their own. Most may even know that it’s just the precursor, and are still excited to know that they are invited!
Post # 7
I had 2 people do this with ours too! I didn’t say anything, they got the invitations later and all was good. It cracks me up that people think that!
Post # 8
I had a few ppl RSVP when I sent our Save-The-Date Cards out (we did it in Feb. and the wedding is this coming feb.) I just accepted it wth a smile and let it go. Its not worth the explanation. They’ll figure it out when they get the formal invitiation in the mail and actually have an RSVP card with it. 🙂
Until then, be happy others are as excited about the day as you!!! lol
Post # 9
no body has RSVPed mine yet but i have had a couple people tell me they got their invitations and i just correct them and say “you mean you got the save the date”
Post # 10
Hmm, I hope I don’t have this problem. I would be scared that when the formal invitation DID come, they would not formally RSVP because they “told me” when they got their Save the Date. But then again, I can just call them to confirm.