I can't afford to send save the date and invitations would it be wrong not to do this.
Hi you don't have to send save the dates it is an American tradition :)
Its not wrong at all providing people know they are invited etc x
I'm not sending STD cards either. If its family and close friends, you can always phone them or email them the date x It will save time and money x
Save the date are not necessary. Just let the important people know the date and ask them to put it in their diaries.
If some or most of ur guests are on Facebook u can either make a page and add ur guests to it and post updates or create an event and send to ur guests x
That's what I'm thinking of doing so u won't have to wait for the post to be sent and delievered
you could do an email version or set up a facebook page- just bear in mind that older relatives may not have access but I'm sure others can pass it on :) Frugal minded me would have done the same thing but my love for handcrafting took over! x
Card factory sell save the dates for 99p for 20 an invitations I think 3.99 for 20 an they have quite a few different designs, I did that and made a Facebook page which helped anyway because people could put on there whether they could come or not x
I designed and printed my own save the date and invitations. Costs less than £30.. That's sending 120 of each including menu slips etc
I'm not sending them.....i think its more of an American thing...
There's a free email version
I'm not sending any out! I am just going to send the invitations out a bit earlier than normal as i'm getting married on a Friday!
I got mine £1.24 for 50
I didn't send them, waste of time and money! Just notify your close friends and family of your date and then send your invites out roughly 6 months before ️ they aren't necessary, it's more of an American tradition x
I think you can easily avoid save the dates, their just a formality. Invites are important though, but you don’t have to have anything expensive!! Have a look on amazon or eBay, you can buy 60 personalised invites for less than £20 or 36 generic ones for £5. You could then type all the important info yourself and pop it in the card. Places like card factory also sell them.
Why don't you set up a wedding email account and do all your things from there. You can email out save the dates if you want them and email out invites. At least you will have your replies straight to your phone and can keep track of things easier.
I dont see how you can’t afford invites?! i got mine off ebay for £20 for 50 invites and everyone has commented how nice they are and evening invites were £15 for 30 so all together my invites cost me £35...
It never used to be done, if u want to do them and can afford to then by all means do however the bottom line is they are another none essential expense that you can do just as easy in person, by phone or email.
We aren’t doing save the dates. We bought our invitations from hobby craft and they cost £40 for day and evening invitations and info cards as well. We’ve also made a wedding email so people can RSVP to that rather than having to return a card
Its a new idea. No. Real need to do.it if you cant. Just text or tell.people date if you want
Could do a webpage for your wedding invite with all the information = we used davidandsarah1.gettingmarried.co.uk = it's a Free website , so you can make your own.....& then only buy invites for the older generation who expects them traditionally .... That way keep costs Low .
Warm wishes for your Special day xx
We can’t afford the £100 in invites plus the costs of envelopes and stamps so we are doing a Facebook event invite for majority and we’ll tell others that are not on Facebook in person xxx
i didnt do std i just did invites a little bit earlyer then normal
Don’t want to be awful but why are you having a wedding if you can’t afford invitations?
I didn't send save the dates just sent invites xx
Save the dates can be done cheap if you want to do them. We got a friend to do a nice photo of us and just printed them online for a few pounds. Gave them to everyone.
We didn't. We just told the important people and it is only 8 months between engagement and wedding.
If you want a cheap save the date option, I did business cards from vista print, got small envelopes from eBay and posted them out second class
All in all was about £30
Other option. Facebook event, just a quick way to let most people know that wedding invites are coming
Just don't send them. Your invited will be out 6 months before your day, those that want to be there will be x
Save the dates aren't important, but I'd definitely try for invitations. You'd be surprised how little you can spend if you're willing to make them yourself. I spent £21 in total for 60 invitations, they took me 5 hours to complete with the help of my MOH, Mum and Aunty x
We’re doing e-vites through mail chimp which is completely free!
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I just did it online through one of the "paperless invite" sites. Nice and easy and highly recommended :)
I didn't send save the dates I just did my invitations early instead and it hasn't been an issue but most people already knew about the wedding because I told them when I saw them
we're just sending invitations. The main people, family and close friends already know the date.
You do not have to do save the dates
Get free ones from Greetings Island which you can design, download and print yourself. The downloads can be saved as a photo and put on a Facebook event page. We are doing this for save the dates to cut down costs x
I didn't do save the dates.
We are making our invitations. Got card ribbon and sparkly stickers xx
Save the dates aren't necessary. Post the date on Facebook and people will know when it is. Just make sure you send the invites out in plenty time.
You can buy save the date cards from card factory 20 for 0.99
I love my save the date stamp that I'm actually using it as my invite too. And then reuse for any other function x
We didnt send save the date and just bought cheap invitations from a card shop n hand delivered any we could x
Poundland the save the dates x
You don't need to do save the dates
I never sent save the dates
Don't bother with save the date. Email instead. It's free apart from your time.x
I wasn’t going to do save the dates but turns out they are cheap as chips on amazon / eBay and I am going to spend a few days handing them in to guests in person to save on stamps. I have made my own invitations and bought little lace envelopes to put them in - all in it has cost less than £5 but I will put stamps on my rsvps x
try creating your own website instead! i'd recommend wix, but i know that theknot.com do more wedding-based templates. if you're having only a few close friends and family, set up a facebook event, just so everyone has a visual of the date and time. have a fab day! 💗
My friend did save the date through Facebook :) doesn't cost anything then x
I used a template i found online and edited it to show our details. I then screenshot it & sent it to everybody of importance no point wasting money on something that can be said in a text message lol x
We are just printing them off using card and doing a design on word. X
There are free online services you can use for Dave the date or weddings, just need email address from people, no printing, no stamps necessary
I didnt do std I told everyone. I also made my own invites with a link to a website on gettingmarried.com it was free and you can personalise everything x
I made a save the date group on Facebook and then I've bought a pack of 20 from card factory for £2.00 for those who are not on Facebook. I'm also going to message the people individually for the invitations and bought a pack of 20 invites for £5.00. I'm adding in a print out of meal choices with them. I have Christmas cards here I wrote 2 years ago that I've still not got around to sending so sending 50 invites is unlikely.
Iv made my own STD , INVITATIONS, RSVP, & GIFT POEMS CARDS . Save a fortune and what i wanted without the expense x
Forget save the date... not necessary.. I never bothered just put out invites 6 weeks b4. If people can come they Will.
We got credit card sized 1s on line for £5 for 50. We wouldnt have sent them if we hadnt found these x
Have a look on vista print! I’m getting mine from there and there fab!
I didn't do save the dates. And got my invites from Vistaprint they are beautiful ️ xx
I just text/emailed the people coming to the ceremony. They're all close friends/family so no one expected anything less from me
As long as you make people aware... i never sent save the dates just invites. Your wedding your way xxx
Maybe just put a note in xmas cards if you can't afford both?
Email out a save the date message
We did emails xx
I found save the dates a waste of money by the time I had them I forgot to send half of them but invites can be done cheap and be nice xx
I think it's a stupid concept save the date anyway ...youve picked your date their either invited or not...so send an invite lol x
If you are worried and want to send some out I have some I won't be using i can post to you? They are nothing special but you are welcome to them. X
Sent our save the dates as an e-mail which my fiancé designed