Post # 1
this is such a dumb questions, but I am not understanding why Save The Dates are sent out with Wedding Website information on them, that will also be included in the invites.
I am sending out the Save The Dates, with a link to the wedding website, which has all the information and details as well as the RSVP option and then I also send out the invites? Why are the invites being sent out if they already have the info?
I feel like I am missing something here…
Post # 2
Generally speaking (and someone correct me if I’m wrong), Save the Dates are to allow guests to reserve the date and give them the option to make accommodations at a hotel if they are traveling (or plan on drinking heavily 😉). We included our wedding website on the Save the Date but not will not on the actual invitation.
Wedding invitations are a bit more formal, I believe. Granted, if you are doing online RSVPs, there may be different etiquette here (we are doing traditional paper).
I don’t believe Save the Dates are totally necessary unless you will have a large portion of guests traveling. If you don’t have many out of towners, you may be able to pull off just sending invitations and communicating the date with VIPs informally ahead of time.
Post # 3
I didn’t send save the dates to everyone we were planning to invite. I sent them to the most important people, and to most of the out of towners. It had a link to our website which has hotel info and such to allow people to book hotels and flights in advance. I did not have the RSVP option up on the site until after I sent the actual invitations.
Post # 4
We sent save the dates with our wedding info because we had a LOT of people traveling for our wedding. We wanted to give them plenty of time to make arrangements. Our website also had hotel information, registry information, FAQ’s, photos, etc. We are not including our website information on our invitations, and we are doing mailed RSVP’s.
Post # 5
We did save the dates because our wedding is out of town and people needed to book flights/accomodations. We didn’t have ALL the information on the website yet (hadn’t done registry, schedule, or even finalized the ceremony location) just the necessities for travel. We will be sending out our invites shortly VIA e-mail even though we already know who is/isn’t coming. The invite will just contain some further details that weren’t on the save the dates, and it’ll act as a bit of a reminder for people
Post # 6
My Fiance was hell-bent on sending Save The Dates. Most of his people live in the town or very near to the town where the wedding will be. My people live 35mins to 3 hours away.
My Fiance also says to just leave the RSVP and Day-Of details on the website now, but that seems so odd to me. I’d rather turn them off and then on after the actual invites are sent out.
I’d keep the Hotel Info, Parking Info, Date and Time on their, but I think it is too soon for the ceremony time, cocktail hour time and reception time to be on the site.
And thanks for clarifying. This was driving me nuts. I must have turned this stuff on and off on our website a dozen times today!
Post # 7
mgrd7531 : I completely agree! We are having a more formal traditional wedding and wanted both sent out, we did the same thing you did with wedding website on save the dates and not on the invite.
arriaza415 : plus, it’s fun announcing your wedding in as many creative ways as possible! Going through the process of creating and sending out save the dates and invites has been one of my favorite parts of wedding planning with my fiancé as it gave us the time and excuse (not that we needed one!) to enjoy being engaged doing things only engaged couples can do! 🙂
Post # 8
I love invites in the mail. I love getting stuff mailed to me. I am always complaining when I get invited to a party or gathering via Facebook because I miss the mailed invites that seem to be all but extinct in my family now a days. So I sent out Save the Dates and will send out invites later this year (I am getting married in October) that include paper RSVPs to mail back to me. I loved creating my paper products and envelopes.
I also did a wedding website that does have everything the invite will have on it, but it also has more info that I simply couldn’t fit on the invite – menu (I am SUPER picky and love knowing what is on the menu before hand….so I put it on my website for my own anxious self lol), schedule for the day, some pictures. It also has the hotel block info and shuttle info (which will be on the invite) so people can plan accordingly anytime between now and when the hotel needs to be booked by. Sure, the website wasn’t fully necessary, but I liked providing more info as well as important info prior to invite so people can be prepared. Plus, I love putting it together as I am into things like that.
Post # 9
We used the EventCha app for our Save the Date, all our RSVPs, and photo sharing and it worked great! Just tell everyone to download the app and share the event ID so they can join your event.
Post # 10
WE sent Save The Dates to everyone and put the wedding website details on them. We also put them on the back of the invitations too since everyone has to RSVP on the website. It also has hotel and directions in the site as well
Post # 11
arriaza415 : This is just me, but I didn’t create my wedding website until way after save the dates were sent, so I included my wedding website link on the actual invitations. I’m hoping people will just use the RSVP cards we’re sending.