Post # 1
So I was never planning on sending save the dates because I think they’re unnecessary and expensive (for my wedding). BUT I came across some online video save the dates that were very cool and I’m wondering what you ladies think of the idea? All but 10 guests are very internet savvy, and the other 10 guests are close family that already know our wedding date anyway.
Note: I will stay far away from any movie trailer, or music video spoofing. I’d like to go for a very short (30sec-1min) classy video montage that highlights a couple photos of us, maybe a sneak peak of the venue, and nice calligraphy text of the wedding details.
One thing I’m uncertain of is how to deliver the link to the video without saying everything the STD would say in the text of the email. I want to avoid giving away all the details in the email basically.
Post # 3
Oh I love these! I had a friend who did this and it was so sweet! I only saw his on facebook and he just posted a link to it. But I don’t know how he distributed it to his family/non facebook friends.
Post # 4
It’s a great idea! Not quite the same thing but one time I got one in the mail and it was a DVD and it showed the couple planning parts one wedding, they told their engagement story, how they met all of that, the videographer even filmed their bridal party talking about them, telling stories….it was very cool.
Post # 5
I think it’s a great idea! Although, I’m partial because that’s what we did! I made a stop motion video using knot tying cards from L.L. Bean and some twine to tie a bunch of different knots to Ingrid Michaelson’s The Way I Am. We e-mailed it out to our friends and family who have e-mail addresses, and then we called those who didn’t. We got great responses–everyone loved it 🙂
So I say go for it!
ETA: a friend of ours sent out a video photo montage of the proposal with little subtitles telling the story all set to music. It was simple, classy and totally lovely.
Post # 6
Thanks for the advice, I think we’ll do it 🙂