Post # 1
So I designed these wonderful STD postcards on vistaprint.com with the great deal they are running (100 postcards for FREE). No envelope + cheaper postage= done deal!
I get the email today that they have shipped and I want to go back and look at my masterpiece. Dummy me forgot to put “formal invitation to follow” on them!!
On the front it says “Save the Date; MyFirst and HisFirst are getting married!; Date; Location”
The back has “Please visit our website below for details and information about our wedding; website; we look forward to a wonderful day and hope you can share it with us”
Is it a HUGE fopaux that I forgot this small, hopefully minor detail?
Post # 4
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
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
- 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
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
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
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
You’re totally fine! No big deal at all! It kinda goes without saying, anyway!
Post # 11
- 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
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
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
- Wedding: January 2010 - Mr. P's GrandparentsÃ¢Â€Â™ Ranch
I agree with all the previous comments, your good! 🙂
Post # 15
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
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.