(Closed) STDs – Need Formal Invitation to Follow?

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
61 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

STD does not need to be addressed to & Guest.  Just the formal Invitation.

I think it’s assumed that a Formal invitation will follow.  Most people know, by now, that a STD is just that…. a reminder to Save that Date for your wedding!  I think Save-The-Date Cards are common enough now that people know what to expect.


Post # 4
2015 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

We did the magnet STD, and didn’t include the invitation to follow wording. It just seemed totally unnecessary. No one was confused by it.

We didn’t put “and gues” on our single people invites, either. We saved that for the actual invitation.

Post # 5
7152 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

No need to add “invitation to follow” on the magnet. And you only need to address to “and guest” on the invite.

Post # 6
4480 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

Oh, I would definitely add ‘formal invitation to follow’! If you’re sending them to older guests or people who haven’t planned weddings recently, they might think your STD IS the invitation and bombard you with phone calls about details (because a lot of them will miss the URL, too, if your experience is anything like mine! 😉

Post # 7
1523 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I would definately put “formal invitation to follow” on your Save-The-Date Cards. A lot of the older guests who received my Save-The-Date Cards were confused even though they said “formal invitation to follow on it” One Aunt was asking me what time the wedding was, others just didn’t understand what a STD was! Some thought this was the invitation which confused me because we did have the wording on there.

Post # 8
838 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

You dont have to but we did it just to be clear to guest.

Post # 10
3526 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I would! Not everyone knows! We actually had some relatives and friends think that our Save The Dates were the actual invitations.

Post # 11
761 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I only sent STD’s to the guest we are 100% inviting, some that in the maybe catagory I held off on. I also would say put formal invitation to follow somewhere as many guest can be confused.

Post # 12
327 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I wouldn’t add “and guest” – a lot can change in the planning process and once you put that out there, you can’t take it back.

I actually would recommend “formal invitation to follow” because we had some guests who thought our save the date was the invite and were confused. I was really suprised by that, but some older guests may be confused.

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