(Closed) Save the Dates-Oops! Is it a big deal?

posted 9 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I think you’ll be ok.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

i actually made the same faux pas, but as it was, most people knew about the date anyway, and wondered why i even did them (hey, i loved our magnet design, goshdarnit!) but i think your adding the website info is more than fine to cover it!  

((after i realized i forgot that line*, i added a little insert with the website info and that covered it for us, so you should be good, too! =D ))

 

*when i say forgot that line, it was more like, i created the design, then Fiance had to change the fonts when it came to printing, and he didn’t know what that line might mean and he deleted it…saying it was a “duh” thing…oh, men! 

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I also forgot to put that on my save the dates (actually, I just didn’t even think about it). Two people told me they thought the save the date was the invitation. But it got cleared up when we sent the invitations out, so it was no big deal.  Most people know that a postcard that says “Save the Date” is a save the date.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School

Definitely NOT a big deal, I’ve recieved two save the dates that didn’t have that on there, no biggie! Most people will know that a postcard they recieve 6 months before the wedding is not the invitation and if they don’t, like Msdownwarddog said, any confusion will be cleared up when they recieve the actual invite…If you’re super concerned about, put something up on your website about how STD’s have gone out and formal invites wil be mailed at such and such date…

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I don’t think that it’s a big deal at all…when Save the Dates were a newer concept I would say that people didn’t know what to do with them and the “formal invitation to follow” needed to be included.  But now, most brides do them whether it’s a Destination Wedding or a holiday-weekend-wedding anyway just because they’re cute and fun, so most people are more aware of what they are and that an invitation usually follows.

Post # 8
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Helper bee

I think you’re fine. This is where Maid/Matron of Honor and the moms come in handy.  Make sure that they politely let guests know that a formal invitation will follow. This is great for the older guests who might not be familiar with the tradition.

Either way you’re fine. My cousin’s fiance sent out their STD’s without saying “are getting married” on them! If you didn’t know they were engaged you would be even more confused 🙂

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I think you’re fine, Save the Dates are becoming more common so I think most of your guests will know it isn’t your formal invite.

Post # 10
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Busy bee

You’re totally fine! No big deal at all! It kinda goes without saying, anyway!

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

Eh. Maybe someone will think that’s the invitation? They’ll figure it out when you send the formal one. 🙂

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I didn’t even know we were supposed to write that on our save the dates.  Only one person thought it was an actual invitation and called me asking ‘where?  what time?’ I told them to hold their horses, a real invitation was coming.  I think most people know a STD is not a real invitation. 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

If it SAYS save the date then people know that is a save the date. I don’t think anyone would confuse it with an invite. You are fine

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010 - Mr. P's Grandparents’ Ranch

I agree with all the previous comments, your good! 🙂

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I don’t think it was a big deal.  I just bought our postcards on vista this week too! Got the 100 cards free!  🙂  They should be here on Wed. and I can’t wait.  I’ll upload some pictures of them when they get here! 

I can’t believe it is here and time to be sending these out! 

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I didn’t know we were supposed to write that either!

But I have four other save the dates on my fridge and none of them say that so I don’t think many people write that now. I wouldn’t worry.

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