(Closed) Save the Date – how much information required?

posted 6 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Busy bee

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
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@ThingsThatShine:  +1

The wedding website should have all of that extra stuff.

 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee

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 # 8
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Busy bee

@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
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2014

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
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2014

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@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. 

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