Post # 1
We are getting ready to place our STD order. We are doing magnets so I’m a bit short on space. We plan to include our wedding website address. Do we need to include the line – formal invitation to follow? Or will that be assumed? I guess we could print/write it on the magnet holder. Thoughts?
Also, how do we address Save-The-Date Cards to those that are currently single but we are going to invite them with a guest no matter what. Should th STD say – and guest – too?
Post # 3
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
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
No need to add “invitation to follow” on the magnet. And you only need to address to “and guest” on the invite.
Post # 6
- 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
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
You dont have to but we did it just to be clear to guest.
Post # 9
Thanks everyone! It sounds like there are pros to both sides. I think the only confusion we’d have is on the groom’s side as there are quite a few older guests and I don’t think they’ve seen many save-the-dates. Future Mother-In-Law didn’t know what they were.
If there’s no room on the magnet, maybe we’ll write that on the holder or print an insert for that or the website…
Here’s another question – did you send save-the-dates to all your guests?
Post # 10
I would! Not everyone knows! We actually had some relatives and friends think that our Save The Dates were the actual invitations.
Post # 11
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
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.