(Closed) S-T-D – Unnecessary Trend or Makes Sense?

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I think they’re very helpful for out of town guests, especially in your case since the wedding is on a Friday. I think they’re pretty common these days, even for people not in the midst of wedding planning or wedding blog land 🙂

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I am totally doing them for a few reasons…..there are lots of people from out of town, and its on a tuesday! I couldn’t turn down 4k worth of free stuff for our wedding, when our budget is 3k, so yea, i’m good with a tuesday!

 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

im with owlbride. i think that std are important and it let announce your wedding early for people to prepare for the occasion or for out of town guest

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I agree with owlbride, they are good for out of town/state guest, but they can also be an unnecessary expense, it’s all up to you though. 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I would definitely appreciate a heads up and always like getting an STD.  I feel like they are especially important for out of town guests and/or weddings that aren’t on a Saturday or are on a holiday. 

I think since your wedding is on a Friday, an STD will allow the guests that you DEFINITELY want to be there ( I agree about not sending them to people you may not end up inviting) to make arrangements like, taking off work,etc.

Do you have many out of town guests?

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We have many out of town guests. Some of them are already checking flight prices and hotels so obvioulsy they appreciated the advance notice.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Your STD can just say the date but your invitation should say Friday, October 22, 2010 so there is no confusion.

Also? STD’s don’t have to be expensive. You can send postcard save the dates for no more than $50.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

I don’t think Save-The-Date Cards are a trend.  Even before I got into wedding blog land I knew about them and received them for every wedding.  This coming summer I have 4 weddings.  I received Save-The-Date Cards for all of them.  None of them are out of town for me.  And it’s a good thing that those Save-The-Date Cards alerted me to the wedding early because believe it or not I’ve already had to turn down other events that coincided with the weddings, (concerts, graduations, etc).

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Yes please share!

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I, personally, love the whole idea of STD’s. But I get where you’re coming from with the Future Mother-In-Law, mine told me to not do them at all because they’re an unnecessary expense (because it’s apparently HER wedding, gah!). But, realistically, they don’t have to be expensive. And they’re not only great for Out of Town guests, but for those who are busy or who might need that extra reminder (that would be me).

Post # 15
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I think with the Friday night wedding, you need to notify people in advance because they might have work or other conflicts to deal with.  It is the same as having out of town guests who have to plan in advance to travel to the wedding.

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