Post # 1
as I am new to wedding planning at 1st I didn’t get how save the dates and invites were different
they boths say where and when and the time and who lol
but now i kinda get it save the date is a heads up to let ppl plan for your day (saving money booking time off and such)
and invites are the proper way to let someone know you want them there and also a keep sake
so this brings me to my question … if I get creative and edit pics alot and have fun doing stuff like that lil like gifs that move and fun stuff like that, Can I make email save the dates???
I mean just b/c i like to photo edit video edit i get creative and I sorta like that better then post card or something thats just one thing
is that in bad to do, I mean I will do something really creative and fun? is it just not right to email a save the date though?
if thats the case could I mail real ones and maybe leave gif comments in emails with the thing I make up anyways just cuz I want to
Post # 3
- Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas
I’d say yes, but not everyone is all that active on the computer, so they might miss seeing it at all! Mail real ones to be safe.
Post # 4
I personally have some older folks on my guest list, and we’re having almost 150 people, so I’m mailing mine just to make sure everyone gets one.
Post # 5
My thing is that emails can sit for a long time in my inbox, or they may get filed away and never seen again. Once I get a STD, I immediately put it up on my magnetic board in my office along with other important stuff I see every day. I am just one who likes to have a real piece of paper in my hand to see. Maybe I’m old-fashioned.
Post # 6
Since save the dates aren’t even necessary, you can absolutely send them online. A word of caution: make sure you only send save the dates to those people that you know 100% that you want at the wedding. You don’t have to send them to everyone. There are countless stories of couples who sent save the dates to everyone they knew, and then regretted it because they decided they wanted a smaller wedding or couldn’t afford to invite that many people.
Personally, I would only send them if I were having a destination wedding or if it were during a long weekend for which people make plans earlier.
Post # 7
i wasn’t going to do save the date’s at all. i just let the news spread through word of mouth. but i kept getting asked, “when is your wedding again?” so i did online save the dates. i didn’t send them to everyone, only people who i had an email address for or who had a facebook account. and people still asked me when my wedding was, lol.
Post # 8
@LadyStitcher: I didn’t know it was mainly for long weekends and destinations thats really good to know
Post # 9
@GeorgiaBride5: hmm never thought about ppl wanting to have it hmm you make a good point and something for me to think on I wonder if i can design something and have it made or would that be like insane priced lol
Post # 10
@Kissed_by_lightning: STDs are not mostly for destination weddings – they are more recommended. In the US, it’s pretty standard now to send one if you have a fairly long engagement (at least 6 months). I’ve always received one in the mail from every wedding I’ve been invited to.
I designed my own in photoshop and had them printed at a local graphics shop (were less than $1 each). You could pay a ton if you had them professionally done. There are lots of DIY tips throughout the boards.
Post # 11
@GeorgiaBride5: Alright so i need one then we arn’t getting married till next summer, and ok doing my own design is better way price wise thats so great to hear 😀 cause i kinda already maid something printable 😀
Thank you much
Post # 12
- Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia
My parents and I sent emails (sort of formal) while my Future Mother-In-Law called her siblings. All we have got left is to inform my future FIL’s family’s side.
I see a Save-The-Date as an unnecessary expense. If I’m sending one at all, I probably would use this as a background and photoshop the sign:
So far, receiving emails about being able to make it to given date & time helps me budget more effectively for # of guests. Plus, it’s more personal being able to talk to each of them. (Also, we surprise our potential guests as our engagement isn’t Facebook official, lol)
I am thinking of creating a blog for guests on information on getting there; etc. Ours is a semi-destination in the Rockies. Most of the younger guests are tech-savvy, so they could use their smart-phones to navigate.
Actually, Fiance and I would have a lot of vacation pictures to choose from. There are lots of possibilities!! 🙂
Post # 13
I didn’t bother with save-the-dates but we did personally tell everyone the date. I sent out our invites online via Paperless Post. Best thing we’ve done so far! We have gotten almost all of our RSVP’s back in two weeks.