(Closed) Save the Dates — do we need them?

posted 10 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
752 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010 - Ocean View Villas/Jasmine Seafood Restaurant

I think save the dates are helpful for weddings that require guests to do some planning or for special weekends.  If the important people know and there’s no real need, then don’t worry about STDs.  How about saving yourself the time and moola and just emailing the website to people?  I don’t think it will be missed.

Post # 4
9050 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I don’t think anybody will miss them.  My theory is that if you’re confident that people you really want there who would choose your wedding over another plan “if only they had known before” know when your wedding is… you don’t need them.

Post # 5
273 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

we didn’t do any paper save the dates.  once i got our website up and running i sent the link out to our guests and let them know an invitation would follow.

Post # 6
3295 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

i didnt do them. i think if you have alot of out of town guests then yes, you should, but all my guests are from ft wayne and my family and friends are all very close and know the date. i am sending out invites 2-3 months in advance so that should work fine 🙂

Post # 7
1068 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

You can just email your friends the date (really, that’s all they want to know). However, I did receive a video Save-the-Date (on You-tube) that one of my friends did instead. They shot it and cut it together, and it was pretty cute. And cheap! No money spent!

Post # 8
2186 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

STD’s are useful for holiday weddings (to let folks know ahead of time so they dont make other plans) or for weddings that most folks are out of town. otherwise its just a luxury that you can cut out if you want.

i sent STD magnets about 9 months out because it was a holiday weekend and 90% were out of town guests that i knew would have to make hotel reservations.

Post # 9
3315 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We didn’t use STDs. For the ceremony, we had only a dozen guests, all immediate family or close friends, and they already knew when the wedding would be.

For the at-home reception, we had e-mailed people about 6 months before the wedding to get their postal addresses and the names of their significant others, and had mentioned the date at that time.  We didn’t feel the need to do formal STDs.

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