(Closed) too soon for invites?

posted 7 years ago in September 2011
Post # 3
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4137 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

send a save the date instead. invites will get lost/be forgotten about this early.

Post # 4
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Helper bee

To save money, why not email a Save The Date.  For those who don’t have email, if you have a cell phone, call them and give them the date over the phone when it’s free use.

No one will know where the invitations are by the time the wedding rolls around.

Or you could send Save the Date Post cards which would be less expensive.

 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I am in the same situation (on a tight budget, 95% of guests are out of town) but I agree you should send a save the date of some form.

I got mine for really cheap through http://www.savethedatemagic.com, and love how they turned out. I put the website info on it and on the very first page on my website I have in big letters to start booking hotel rooms! I wanted my guests to start booking as soon as possible so they’re all set.

An invite (even with a magnet strip) will get lost. I think a lot of people would think it’s a hassle to have to stare at your invite for the next 7 months… 🙂 plus they’d be confused/unsure if you need RSVP right away, and then they’d wait, or forget. I think it’d just be a bit of a mess.

Post # 6
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Helper bee

I agree with the PP’s.  Send some form of STD, even if it’s electronic.  It’s too early for invites 🙂

Post # 7
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3866 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I’ve got the same issue, except it’s work-related with our friends (mostly actors and musicians but some family members).  I had originally planned on using a design for the RSVP cards, but I’m going to tweak it some and send out STD’s by email.  (Turning the design into a 2-page PDF file).  I’ll probably also create something online that’s “private” and include a link for anyone not wanting to download the pdf or something they can bookmark for later.  Gotta love tech-savvy friends, lol.

You could also do a FB “event”, for those who have FB and make it “private” and pick & choose who you want to invite.  I’ve done this with a few game nights my Fiance and I have had and it works out great.  At least for those who use it.  And you can have it where only you or your Fiance can invite people, which is a GREAT feature!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I agree, send a STD!

You can create and send these for under $100.  Even if you are on a tight budget, I think you can find a few areas to spend a little less on so that you can afford to spend $100 on Save-The-Date Cards.

As others suggested, you could email a STD.  Or, just call those people who are super close to you and tell them your date.  Just explain that you really wanted them to come, so you wanted to give them advance notice so that they might possibly have more luck asking off from work or arranging travel.

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