Post # 1
I didn’t do save the dates, partially because we changed the date recently, and because I’d just never heard of them initially. We’re also on a budget, so I didn’t want to pay postage and everything even if I DIY-ed it. But now I’m wondering if I should. We’re inviting a lot of out of town people, tho I highly doubt most will come (and those that will are close enough family that they know it’s coming up). I was thinking I’d send the invites 8 weeks out, so is that enough notice if most out of towners are in driving distane? I’m going to book a hotel block, so they won’t have to worry about that. And is it too late to send STD’s? The wedding’s in about 13 weeks.
So my questions are is it too late to send them, and if not, should I?
Post # 3
I don’t know if it is too late to send them or not, but if you are looking for cheap Save the dates I would definately check out Vistaprint.com. We were able to print 100 postcards for free. We only paid the $6 and something cents for shipping, plus the $3 and something cents to upload a photo of us. They have a TON of designs to pick from. So it ended up costing us about $10.50 for 100 postcards plus $27 for postage. Definately budget friendly. Also pick the cheapest shipping, even though it says like 20 days before you get them, everything I’ve ordered I always get in a week tops. (I’ve ordered business cards and a such under their free options) Good luck and I hope that helps!! 🙂
Post # 4
We did ours electronically. It was pretty easy and we were thrilled with the results. No trees were harmed in the making of our card, and only a few pixels were perturbed. The mailman was happy and so were we. If you do electronic, make sure to send them out in batches or you will sadly become spam!
You are getting pretty close to the date, so real save the dates might have diminishing returns at this point.
If you have any further questions about electronic save the dates, let me know!
Post # 5
If everybody is in driving distance, 8 weeks probably is enough notice. So unless you really want to bother with Save-The-Date Cards right now, I wouldn’t worry about it. It’s more important if people need to book airfare, or if your wedding is at some time of the year when there are a lot of competing interests, like on a holiday weekend.
Post # 6
It’s Memorial Day weekend, does that count? My uncle’s new wife kept harping on that like it was a HUGE deal, but I didn’t think most people cared that much about Memorial Day, especially since the wedding’s Sat, and the holiday’s Mon. It was just the ONLY day we could do it, we didn’t even realize it was a holiday (but we think that’s why so many of the people we’re using weren’t already booked, so we’re glad it is. Most of them were booked every weekend May BUT ours).
Thanks for the advice!