Post # 1
Our plan is to email our Save-the-dates (with a link to our website that has lots of info and photos) and then to mail a printed invitation a few months later.
I told a married friend about this over the weekend and she (and another girl) gave me a look of disapproval. Why?
Post # 3
Nothing is wrong with it! I think it’s a great idea; it’s what we’re planning on doing too. 🙂
Some people just have trouble understanding that more than one option can be a good choice.
Post # 4
I agree – I think there’s nothing wrong with that option. One recently married friend of mine e-mailed hers, and I thought it was great. I could always search through my email inbox to remind myself what their date was/ what the link to their website was.
Post # 5
As long as your guest list contains tech-savvy people, I think it’s awesome to email Save-The-Date Cards. In our case, we went with magnets included in our holiday cards, mainly because some of my fiance’s family wouldn’t have known what to do with an email STD.
Post # 6
I agree there is nothing wrong with it! It will save trees (no printing except by those who want to post it on their fridge) and postage, it is a STD after all!
Post # 7
I agree with redherring that people need to be tech savy. Do all your guests know how to use a computer? If they don’t, you should still have some paper copies to send to grandparents and great-aunt Myrtle who don’t understand computers.
She might have been balking at the fact that it might be just a plain text email or something. I think an image in your email would be the best idea.
Post # 8
- Wedding: October 2010 - Kindred Oaks, Georgetown
I think sending Save-The-Date Cards through email is a great idea and it saves money. I do agree with some of the others that it may be a problem if your family isn’t very tech savvy. Maybe send a card or postcard in the mail to people who may not be as familiar with the internet, like grandparents.
Post # 9
I think it’s a great idea. In fact many of my friends made closed facebook groups and invited everyone who was invited to the wedding to join the group. That way every time I logged onto facebook I could quickly check all their info – and they updated it regularly which was awesome. It’s the same premise as having a wed-site or sending an online STD.
But I do agree with MissAB that an image in your email would be great. Besides, everyone wants to see photos of the happy couple!
Post # 10
I think it’s a great idea! I have had friends who have gone the paperless route entirely as the live paperless and wanted their wedding to be green!
Go for it! People are always going to have something to say! Go with what will make you happy and stick by it!
Post # 11
We just emailed our’s out on Jan 1st. We’ve gotten a lot of good feedback. To those without email, we mailed but there was only 3.
Post # 12
Nothing wrong with it. They’re much more informal than invites and are new enough that they haven’t hit the etiquette books yet so pretty much anything goes. Just make sure that everyone on your list has internet access. The only etiquette rule surrounding them is that you must send an invite to anyone who receives a save the date. Beyond that, it’s completely your call, no one else’s.
Post # 13
Nothing wrong with it at all. We recorded a quick youtube video and then emailed out links to it. Our family was ridiculously delighted and still keep talking about it. For the two people on our list (both elderly) who didn’t have email/weren’t tech savy enough, we just called them. They were happy to hear from us and get such a personal message. Worked out all around and it didn’t cost us a thing. And now our family thinks we’re web geniuses 🙂
Post # 14
- Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas
I don’t think there’s anything wrong with it! I love the idea! The only reason we chose not to do that is because we have a lot of people on our guest list who aren’t very tech-savvy and would never see them or figure out how to open them!
Post # 15
I’m emailing our STD’s, but our audience is tech-savvy, fortunately. In my opinion, if your audience isn’t tech-savvy they probably don’t understand the purpose or etiquette of STD’s anyway, so it will be lost on them…
I’m not a big fan of paper mail, it only adds clutter and I usually end up misplacing it, so it makes complete sense to utlize email and technology. I say go for it and don’t let anybody make you feel bad about it. 🙂 Good luck!!
Post # 16
Nothing is wrong with it…some ppl just aren’t as much into doing things the new age and technology based way…they’re more into the old fashion ways.