Post # 1
We’ve recently had our engagement shoot & waiting to get the pics back – hopefully will be able to use them for our STD’s! I’m excited to share!!
We are having a NYE Wedding, where approx 60% of ppl are coming from interstate or overseas. generally speaking we would include the wording ‘Save the Date’ & the actual date. But i’m wondering as we have so many ppl travelling, what extra info should we include? And is one insert (back & front) enough?
So far we’ve come up with… Save the Date. Date. City. Including a pic of us, maybe a map? And a couple of recommended hotels, & the wording of ‘invitation to follow’?
Any other suggestions? Also trying to come up with a tongue in cheek way of saying ‘Help us welcome the new year’…
Thanks in advance!!
Post # 3
Date, city, wedding website URL and password (you can put the hotel info on there…seems a bit awkward to put the info on the save-the-date), and “formal invitation to follow.”
Post # 4
Are you guys doing a wedding website? That might be the best way to go about disseminating all the travel and hotel info for Out of Town guests.
For the tongue in cheek saying, how about “Save the Date to *ring* in the New Year with us!” Maybe design it so there are two wedding rings around/next to the word “ring”?
Post # 5
The wedding website should have all of that extra stuff.
Post # 6
agreed with pp, hotel info is usually left to a website.
Names/Picture, Date, City, (if the city is large think about putting the area too i.e. manhatten) Most save the dates I have seen are nothing more than a cute post card with a picture of the couple and info on the back.
Post # 7
It isn’t the ‘norm’ to have a wedding website over here, & most of the interstate / overseas guests are of an older generation & wouldn’t know how to use the internet …. (hence the hotel info) but i may reconsider this…
@ThingsThatShine: I don’t quite undertsand how it would be ‘awkward’ to put the info on the save-the-date? In terms of how much info included? Or the fact tehre is actual specfic info on the STD?
I figure that guests would be coming over during peak season so travel plans would have to be made well in advance – before the invitations are sent (planning 2 -3 months before the date)…
Post # 8
@Nic01: Stuff like that just doesn’t really belong on a save-the-date. A save-the-date should just be the bare bones basics. Your names, the date, the city, and a way to get more info. You could put a line like:
For hotel info and other details, please visit [wedding website] password: _________
I’m sure the older folks will find a way to get in touch with you. If you really think that they absolutely cannot handle it, then maybe give the extra info only to those people.
Post # 9
I have the same situation. I plan on names, date, CITY, and “Invitation to follow”. Now that being said, your invitations need to go out a lot earlier than if you were having a wedding without many out of towners. We’re sending our save-the-dates a year out, and our invitations 6-8 months. People can make hotel accomodations with just a city, and if they want to make sure they’re close, they can find that information through your website or by asking. I highly recommend a magnet save the date though if you send it out as early as I said.
Post # 10
If you’re worried about maps/directions for people who don’t use the internet, I’d include it seperately with the save the date maybe. Then you’re not having to send it with your invitation which people think of as “tacky.”
Post # 11
@sarahbabs: Your idea is so cute!!
I think that you should just include the typical stuff and make sure to send the invites extra early, especially since you will be doing it during the holidays. If you want, 6 months out you could send an info packet with hotel accomodations and maps and things to do in the city you live in though if you just really want to give people that info before sending the invites.
Post # 12
@sarahbabs: that’s great!! I may have to use that…thank you!!
So, i’m getting the feeling that it may be awkward / tacky to have all the info on the STD to send to ALL guests.
Will look into the website idea.. & if it’s not used, at least i will have fun doing it 🙂
I do like the idea of having the extra card (with Save the dates) for Out of Town guests with this information as i will want to block out some rooms & maybe provide car hire details also. And note that transport on the day will be provided (shuttle). I already feel bad for having guests fly all the way over, i want to try & make their trip as stress free as possible.
That will also make me feel comfortable sending the actualy invites the 2-3 months in advance – by that point locals will already know that the wedding is on that date & Out of Town will already have booked if they did intend on coming.