(Closed) PSA to all brides about Save The Dates

posted 5 years ago in Paper
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

People don’t look at it even if it’s on the FRONT of the save the date. That’s a magnet. On their fridge. *sigh*

Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

Weird. We did postcards for ours and had a picture with “Save the Date” on the front with all of the information on the back and no one was confused. Maybe because they were forced to turn it over since there wasn’t any info on the front…

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

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plannerbear520:  Lol I was going to say the same thing.  Mine was on the front but people are still asking me the same questions about hotel, travel, etc.  I even had someone ask me what the dates were for my wedding.  Like really? SMH

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

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hisqueentobe:  Yeah… it was both of our parents (and others)… they were like oh you have a website, really? I was like YES it’s literally the only thing on the save the date other than our names, the date, and a picture. Yeesh lol

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Someone came up and asked me what state we were getting married in (we’re moving after the wedding) because it wasn’t on the STD (according to her)…the STD had the location on the back AND the front. SMH.

Post # 8
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Helper bee

Haha I thought of this when making our save the dates only because I have been guilty of this myself. We got a STD in the mail, I put it on the fridge with a magnet (it wasn’t a magnet already) and never thought to check the back. Something clicked right before the wedding so I took it off the fridge and lo and behold…

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

Some days I honestly wonder if people bother reading a thing that gets sent to them. As a teacher, I send home a MINIMUM of 5 separate communications about something if I want a majority of my families to get the info. Even then, there’s always that few who are totally clueless about the event you sent home 5 letters about, reminded them of in person, and posted signs up around school about. 

We also put our wedding website on the back of the save the date and still have people asking those basic questions that a quick glance would have answered.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

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herecomesthebride625:  Oh, the best part is the person who said that to me was a teacher!!!!!!

Post # 11
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Honey bee

I swear some potential guests just use them to schedule something else, over the wedding weekend, because they really don’t want to go, and are looking for an excuse.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

Aww Bee! *pat pat*

There will be light at the end of the tunnel!

But until then, I’ll commiserate with this:

Post # 13
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2016

hm, I wonder if we haven’t had any questions yet because it’s too early for people to be worrying (6 months to go!) or if its just because almost (90%+) everyone we invited 

a. is between 25 and 35

and

b. has been to multiple weddings in the past couple years, also with wedding websites

we will see though… I’m just waiting for the other boot to drop…

Post # 14
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Helper bee

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k4yteeee:  appreciate the advice! working on ours soon and won’t forget it

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

Gosh what a nightmare!

I remember my sister getting texts on the morning of her wedding asking her what time the ceremony started!! Come on! Is that what she really needs on the wedding morning when she’s nervous/excited/thinking about loads of other things!? AND THEN as she came out of the church one of her close friends shouted “Ay ay (sisters name)! What’s the postcode for the reception? Need to put it in my SatNav!”….not “Congratulations! Amazing ceremony! You look beautiful!” etc etc. We were having a good laugh about it the other day, it’s funny when you look back on it but at the time you just think “Did you not get an invite!? With ALL THE INFORMATION ON?!” hahahahaha!

I work in a nursery and we are having a party this week, we hadn’t had many RSVP’s last week. (Even though it was in the newsletter) so we decided to put posters all over the nursery, theres 4 just in the entrance! And now even when I ask parents about whether their child is coming, they don’t seem to know! I’m thinking are these people walking into the nursery with their eyes closed?! How can you not see these posters, one of which is right next to the buzzer that they press for us to let them in! So then we decided to tag any parents that we have on facebook and that has recieved the biggest response!  (Not allowed to have parents on facebook unless we previously know them and we live in a medium sized town so people do tend to know eachother)

So yeah makes you wonder doesn’t it, like how do you not have this information?!!! 

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