Post # 1
so im getting married in september this year and we have ALOT of family who live in different states that need alot of notice for their jobs to get leave and travel. we were thinking about sending the invites out next month with a magnet strip on the back for the fridge so they wont lose them in the 8 months untill the wedding. at first we were going to send save the date cards but we are on a tight budget and tbh we only have about 65 guests so we though why not send the whole invite? it would be rude to send to cousins further away and not to everyone else so should we send them all at the same time? it just seems so early for me.. what does everyone think?
Post # 3
send a save the date instead. invites will get lost/be forgotten about this early.
Post # 4
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
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
I agree with the PP’s. Send some form of STD, even if it’s electronic. It’s too early for invites 🙂
Post # 7
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
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.