(Closed) STD cards

posted 8 years ago in Paper
  • poll: STD cards for "locals"?
    Yes : (10 votes)
    71 %
    No : (4 votes)
    29 %
  • Post # 3
    332 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    Save-The-Date Cards are not a requirement, but rather a useful tool for helping the couple make sure their guests know their wedding date before they have a chance to make other plans or so they have advanced notice to start making plans in the case of a destination wedding. So, you are not obligated to send everyone STDs–just those whom you think might need the extra “push” (i.e. your side of the family and friends who will have to make extra-special arrangements to plan a trip to the BVI). The BVI side will probably never know they didn’t get one, espeically when you send them the actual invite. Just be sure to send an invite to everyone who received an STD. 🙂

    Post # 4
    1014 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    avdillard0110 is totally right!  send them to those who need to make travel arrangements, or need advance  notice, and skip sending them to the family in BVI.

    Post # 5
    6597 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I doubt they will even know what is! I sent Save-The-Date Cards to FIs family in the UK and they didn’t even really know what it was! It is really just North Americans who do them so I would forgo the hassle and extra costs! They are all local also so they don’t really have to plan for accommodations or anything!

    Post # 7
    4485 posts
    Honey bee

    Whether someone is local or not is moot. Being local doesn’t change the fact that guests need advance notice to schedule vacations from work, make travel arrangements, etc. That type of thing is not strictly for out of the area guests at all, despite what many believe. Basically, anyone you intend to invite should receive a save the date card. If you don’t know if you want to invite them, don’t send a save the date.

    Post # 9
    4485 posts
    Honey bee

    Even so, most employers require more than 6 weeks notice for vacations. Wedding invites are sent out at the 6 week mark, so everyone needs equal advance notice just to be on the safe side. Also, some people lead really busy lives while others don’t, regardless if they are local or not, so the advance notice will be appreciated in that case. Either way, they are not required no matter what anyone says, and in ‘real life” outside of the wedding blogs and other websites, most people have never seen a save the date card so they would not know what it was, even when it specifically says ‘formal invite to follow.’ Do whatever works best for you.

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