Is anyone sending “save the date “ and then formal Invitations. Or just sending your formal invitations ?
Hi I just want to send formal invitations but my Fiance wants to send save the dates as well I think it is just a waste of money :)
I agree with Lucy that save the dates are a waste of money. We are getting married in July and I am currently writing my invitations to send them out in good time. The people who really MUST know about the date were told face to face or by phone to get it in their diaries.
I've sent save the dates out a year before the wedding & I'm planning on sending out invitations 6 months beforehand.
I went for something a little different and sent save the date magnets! They go on people's fridges and won't get lost in a pile of papers
I sent save the dates a year before and formal invites 5 months before.
We're having a pre wedding photo shoot an using that to announce our date, most people we'll be inviting already have a good idea they're coming
We sent save the dates out last year and will send the invites this year. It’s a nice touch and people get excited. We maid ours so it only cost a around £15
We sent out save the dates, so people don't book holidays or have enough time to get any time off needed. Our offical invites will go out next year, which will have all the details. Xx
Im just sending formal invites. Our wedding is November so its not really a time that people usually go away or anything. I'm just sending out the invites a bit earlier than normal. Most people know the date anyway
We just sent a save the date text - gave all the info with zero cost x
I post out my invite a few days ago and I popped little save the dates inside so people could put them on their fridge as a reminder just bought a stamp with our initials and date, put them on little precut cards with bow x
I didn't bother with save the dates, We told everyone when our wedding was going to be. Then sent the invitations a few months before x
We're just doing invites. Everyone that is important already knows the dates
Just another expense in my eyes on an already expensive day.....don't get me wrong weddings can be done cheapish but tbh if u send invites in plenty of time it's pretty much the same anyway. It's like sending a save the date for a birthday party then invites closer to date....pretty pointless however that's my opinion and not my wedding so do whatever u feel. X
We didn't send save the dates, but we sent our invitations with about 7 months to go, so people could make plans.
Don’t see the point in save the dates if you’re sending out invites with plenty of notice!
We have sent save the dates out this week as we are getting married in the summer next year and some family wanted to know so they didnt book hols formal invites will be sent end of the year xx
we sent save the dates and will be sending formal invitations later. we are getting married 29th of december so wanted to give people plenty of notice as people go away that time of year and lots of our friends need to book it off work with plenty of notice. xx
We sent save the dates last August when we booked our venue, our invites went out last week for our June wedding
We have sent save the dates to those we are inviting to the wedding, mainly because we get married in between Christmas and new year and we know it’s a busy time for everyone- so we can be pencilled in the diary xx
I'm planning on sending save the dates next year at some point so it gives people plenty of time to let us know if their coming so we don't waste money on unessisary invites the year after
We're doing save the dates as our wedding is on friday
We only sent save the dates to people who live far from the venue x
We didn’t bother with save the dates as personally I think they are a waste of money. We’ve just started sending out our invites, we don’t get married till October but wanted to give people plenty of notice because some people live abroad 🙂
We sent out digital save the dates, just an image on either text/facebook or email! Then sent out formal
I’m not doing save the dates, just sending out invites about 6-9 months before the wedding x
We’re sending save the date as we’re getting married on a Sunday. Gives guests the option to book the Monday off if they want to let their hair down
I sent save the dates purely as lots if people I know are getting engaged/ invited to other weddings so wanted my date solidified in their diarys
I did Facebook and email save the dates and then am doing formal invites
We sent save the dates and we're going to send formal invitations
We did both but I’m all honesty it was an expense that wasn’t really needed x
We told everyone verbally as soon as the date was decided and booked.
We only had 6 months from then until the big day so we just sent formal invitations out which gave guests 5 months notice.
All worked out well, only 2 people were unable to make it :-)
We sent electronic Save the Dates after we have set the final date and venue, to our final guest list. It is a photo we have sent through MMS, whatsapp, fb messenger. It says "formal invitation to follow" in it. when they respond that they could come, we ask for their actual address and we will send the formal invitation closer to the wedding.
We're doing save the date/evening as our wedding is on a Sunday so people may need to book the time off work (and in our job this needs doing asap!!)
We never bothered with save the dates as think waste of money. We've started sending out formal invitations now getting married in August x
I sent save the dates as we are having a forest wedding. There is an option for people to glamp and if there is enough interest we can book the whole site! Need to know by end of feb this year and wedding July 2019. Save the dates meant we could add in the glamping insert! Vista print £15 for 50 and they were pearsonalised and really good quality x
We decided to send fridge magnets as save the dates about a year before, their good reminders for people who need to book holidays from work etc. and we are just about to send out the formal invitations, 6 month before the big day
We’re doing save the dates for those further afield who’ve gotta stay over and then normal invites for anyone closer
I'm just sending formal invites. It's expensive paying for 2 rounds of postage. It's a waste of money. I see it as sending 2 invites which is another needless expense
I sent save the dates and sending formal invites. I made my own save the dates though to cut down the cost.
We are sending both save the dates and then the wedding and evening invites x