(Closed) STD advice, please!!

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
471 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Big Truck: It’s not to early my STDS where sent out already. My wedding date is 9/15/12. Save-The-Date Cards are great for out of town guests especially to request time off and have enough time to save to come to the wedding. I haven’t done engagement shots yet either but I picked the best picture we had and went with it.

Post # 4
561 posts
Busy bee

std: it’s not too early.

address: your name with his address.

std w/photo: if you want a photo, suck it up and take one. do or dont.

Post # 5
2363 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Since you want to get your Save-The-Date Cards out ASAP, I would skip the photo–you’ll need to book a photographer, schedule an e-pics session, wait for proofs, etc.  If you want to send out a pic of you and Fiance, you can do a photo from the wedding on your thank you notes.  Or even use one of your e-pics for next year’s Christmas card.  Just throwing out ideas!

Post # 6
1866 posts
Buzzing bee

It’s absolutely not too early to send out STD’s.  I’m going to send mine 7-8 months out.  I know that’s a little earlier than some but I just prefer to do things that way so out of town people (and we will have quite a few) will have enough time to make travel arrangements.  


For your return address labels – just use your FH’s address.  Makes the most sense.


For the picture – no offense but it seems like you’re all over the place here.  I agree with Mrs TCB – either take the picture and put a little effort into your appearance (don’t need to go all out glam if that isn’t your style, but put on some blush/mascara or something light like that!).  You don’t need a professional photograph for your STD picture.  You also don’t want to be rushed in picking your photographer just for your e-pics.  Or alternatively, you could hire a photographer just for the e-pics and then spend more time researching into a photographer for your wedding pictures.  It sounds like you do really want a STD with your pictures on it, so just go for it!  

Post # 7
9586 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Our Save-The-Date Cards didn’t have a picture and I thought they looked fine. We are having an engagement shoot, but not until the spring at least, grey slush and 10 degrees is just not my ideal for photo backgrounds lol.

Post # 8
90 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I didn’t want an ordinary STD card and I came up with re-creating my proposal and putting it in comic strip form! (I put it up in the paper section). But I will be sending my STD’s out in the next few weeks. My fiance didn’t like doing pictures but I told him to suck it up and he has admitted the pictures we took are great. It doesn’t matter that your not a girly-girl. Do something you love and enjoy the process of getting pictures done!

I am going to office max or somewhere like that and buying adress lables and return labels. You can easily download the template online and save everyone’s addresses! Keep it simple, type it out once and save it then you always have the addresses ready and it’s cheap!

Post # 9
1916 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I think you will feel great about your engagement photos if you put a little effort into your appearance.

You definitely don’t have to have a save the date with a photo, but if that’s something that you want, treat yourself a little and get your hair and makeup done.  It can serve as a trial for your wedding.

One thing I learned after getting my engagement photos done is that photographers are not magicians.  If you slouch, look sloppy, don’t smile, there is no amount of photoshop that can fix those photos.

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