(Closed) Should I Get STDs

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 17
507 posts
Busy bee

I would get them… have you considered though getting virtual save the dates for the majority and maybe matching print out ones for the few people who are not tech savy?

Post # 20
2689 posts
Sugar bee

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@JessicaJupiter:  You only pay about $25 through Vistaprint when you catch their 100 postcards for $10 (if you include envelopes which I did, and then shipping). Or you could print out your own template on cardstock (using a website such as weddingchicks.com or another one) and mail them out which would be a little cheaper. BUT if it is not in your budget and most people already know, maybe just send out an e-save the date! I don’t think they are totally necessary but they’re nice if you have a lot of out of town guests who will need to book a hotel and stuff and/or take off time (especailly if it is a Friday wedding). They are totally NOT necessary though! 😀 I would focus on the photographer instead. Save your money!


Post # 21
1403 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Seriously, get a photographer.  When you have a small guest list for a Wednesday wedding for which only two people are out of town, your money is best spent on photos, not save the dates.

Post # 22
1643 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

My friends and I all did electronic save the dates for our weddings and all our wallets are happy for that!

Post # 23
168 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@JessicaJupiter:  We sent save the dates, but we had a lot of out of town guests and needed to communicate the date to them. I don’t think save the dates are a requirement, especially if they’re not in your budget – don’t kill yourself to scrape money together for something that will just end up in the trash!

Do you have a wedding website? That might be a good way to get information typically found on a save the date out to your guests (and you could just spread the website via email or word of moth). For your less technical guests, I think word of mouth and letting them know about hotels, any relevant info, etc would be fine.

Post # 24
202 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Not necessary – I didnt do them and got extra nice invitations instead. we communicated the date to family members and our closest friends before the invites went out. (Almost) no one complained, no STDs had the hidden advantage of giving us more time to refine the guest list which ended up being a huge help to us!

Post # 25
731 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

@JessicaJupiter:  Well I would go to Vistaprint and use the “250 Free Business Cards” they have a ton to choose from. So that would be $7.99 shipping, your postage ($23), and get some envelopes (price depends on what you buy)….  We made the business cards, punched holes through them, got personalized balloons($80 for 100– you can get less), tied them onto the cards and put them in coin envelopes with a wax seal. We were afraid the coin envelopes would get lost so we put them in a bigger envelope (still regular weight). 


It may be easier just to do it to avoid drama?? Not sure about your situation but the business card way (minus balloons) is less than $50.

Post # 26
708 posts
Busy bee

@JessicaJupiter:  Just send out your invitations early enough & you’ll be fine!

Post # 27
7547 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

I think the email is a good idea. DH and I sent out email reminders to our friends and family. 

Post # 28
1668 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Church

@JessicaJupiter:  I think STD are only necessary if you are having a destination wedding. Or if it is in themiddle of the week. Otherwise, just an unnecesarry expense.

Post # 30
516 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I did save the dates, but only because being that our wedding is in a campground, I wanted to get a quick little note about where to call for reservations out sooner…the campground fills up quickly! I only sent them to out of town guests though. Friends and close family will not be getting one as they are all already aware of everything.

I just added a little line at the bottom telling people the number to call for reservations. 

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