Post # 1
I was not sure which category to post this in, so I hope some of you see it!
My question(s) revolve around Save-The-Date Cards, per my post title! I am getting married next May (my date listed on my profile was a phony, as I joined before my engagement :)).
My question is regarding etiquette, if there is any at all. IF we send them, the ones I liked online were a cute/fairly informal postcard type of STD. Do I NEED to send one to every single person getting an invitation to our wedding?! What I mean is that under one roof, for example, I would be sending two formal invitations: 1 – to the parents and teens in that household, and 1 – to their other child, whom is 22 years old, and just graduated from college and living at home…
In that regards, could I get away with sending one STD to them all, and then two formal invitations later, or do I need to indicate via the Save-The-Date Cards whom is getting an invite later?! This instance is happening for a few cases on my guest list, which is another reason I am considering scrapping Save-The-Date Cards all together…UNLESS, you lovely bees can direct me!!
Please advise. SORRY about the length!
Post # 3
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
You do not have to send Save-The-Date Cards to everyone you plan to invite. However, everyone you send an STD to must receive an invitation to the wedding. We sent 50 Save-The-Date Cards but we will be sending 80 invitations.
Post # 4
@beachbride1216: Thank you!! That makes a lot of sense, and helps validate what I was thinking!! I think I will send one per address, and those in the household getting their own formal invite will receive it when I send those out eventually!
Post # 5
I went a similar route with two familes we’re inviting. Despite the eldest child of each having graduated college, they both live at home. I just sent the Save the Date to the “Smith Family.” I’ll figure out if the eldest kids get individual invitations later.
Post # 7
We did Save-The-Date Cards by household, whereas the formal invitations will be parents get one, adult living at home gets one, etc. That kind of thing. I also didn’t send one to a few people b/c I didn’t order enough. Oops. But they knew they were invited and the Save-The-Date Cards were primarily for out of town family and people i knew would put it on the fridge (it had a great engagement picture on it).