Post # 1
Should I send email save the date’s out for my wedding that is 16 weeks away? The reason I am second guessing myself is because it is an afternoon wedding with a gourmet coffee bar and light refreshments only… no alchohol. I am afraid some family members would make travel arrangements after getting a STD, and then not want to come after discovering we aren’t providing a full meal or a bar. Both sets of our parents are anti-drinking, but most of my extended family is accustomed to a full bar at weddings.
If you were in my shoes, would you just skip the STD, and possibly send the invitations earlier than 6 weeks out? Thanks!
Post # 2
The invitations are going to say “Light refreshments immediately following” or something like that.
Post # 3
I don’t think you need to send save the dates. I would just send your invitations out much earlier than normal.
Post # 4
I wouldn’t send a save the date if it’s 3 months away. You’re basically approaching the invitation send out time frame. I would just send the actual invites a little earlier than you planned and be as specific as possible like you said “light refreshments immediately following” can you just do a word of mouth regarding the no alchohal thing? My invitations went out 9 weeks before the wedding.
Post # 5
Skip the STD, they are not necessary.
Post # 6
Not because of the type of wedding you’re having, but because it’s not that far away, I wouldn’t bother with a save the date. I think they are helpful if you know people will need to fly in or if it’s a popular time in “wedding season” or if it’s a holiday weekend.