(Closed) Tacky or Trendy:E-Save the Date?

posted 6 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I think e-save the dates are okay.  As long as you’re not doing a FB invite as your invitation you’re fine!  We did paper, but it’s because we thought of a cute idea and it only cost us $9! (yay Michael’s sales!)

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I wouldn’t do it.

I don’t like any kind of e-invite personally.  I find them to be in poor taste (for a baby shower, bridal shower, wedding, etc.), unless they’re for a back yard bbq or something very small and very casual.  It’s just a pet peeve of mine.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Miss.GrahamCracker:  I’m not doing them, mostly because we had too many guests that were not internet savvy, or that are a bit old fashioned. So, we compromised the trendy and traditional and went with magnets. That being said, my best friend did a cute little video and emailed it, and everyone loved it. I thought it was adorable, and if I had more time and creativity, I may have done the same. I think a mailed save the date for some older guests or those without internet access can be a good compromise too!

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I dont like the idea.  The point of a magnet or postcard save the date is so that you can tack it on the fridge and REMEMBER the event.  A e-save the date would be useless to me, I’d probably read it, put it in my calendar with other events and then put it on the backburner until I got an invite (unless it required making travel plans).  It’s too casual imo.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

I don’t think they are necessarily tacky, but I prefer ones that need to be emailed (like videos) if you are going the e-route.  For a simple and cheap Save the Date, you can do postcards.  We did ours on Vistaprint, and they cost $14 total, plus ~$20 in postage.  Very affordable, and now we are on everyone’s fridge lol

 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

We did photo Save-The-Date Cards by designing ours and printing them on photo paper and attaching them to cardstock.  I was gonna do magnets but all our family said they wouldn’t stick to their stainless steel fridges so I wasn’t gonna waste the money.

I vetoed the e-STDs b/c most guests were older and didn’t have email.  My grandma only learned how to use the internet b/c of our photo sharing site and checks it regularily.  Plus some of us (ME and DH) have multiple emails for different things and MY inbox is ridiculous…so there’s a chance I wouldn’t get it if you sent one to me.

 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

We did very formal invitations but we emailed everyone and did our Save the Dates that way. No one said anything. 

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We have done our Save the Dates through both email and word of mouth.  Nothing mailed.  We’ll send formal invitations in July.

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

Vistaprint frequently has $70 of printing for $17 groupons, and you can buy from other cities (I just bought my second one since January).

I wasn’t going to do printed save the dates (we’re having a 6-month  engagement), but that deal was too good to pass up- Bees will post on here when they find one.

 

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