Save the dates yes or no? Could we just do invitations (on a tight budget)
Hi you could just do invitations if you don't plan an evening do as well :)
We just told people our date over the phone and will be sending the invitations out slightly earlier than normal
I did only invitations. All I did was to send them very early (7 months in advance).
I'm just doing invites x
I just did invites and sent them early x
I didn't do save the dates just sent invites about 5 months before x
We didn't do save the dates, I think if you send the invites out early enough that should be sufficient time, not sure how many people send them, seems to be a relatively new concept as I have never had one for any wedding I've been to. :) xx
No! If on a budget tell those people special to you over the phone/when you see them. These people you're inviting should be your nearest and dearest, so you ll def be seeing them before you send out invites. X
Just tell people verbally etc then send invites a bit earlier. We told people then sent invites 2 months before wedding.
I did save the dates and invitations. We luckily got our cheap through a friend who had a printing company but to be honest I now think they are a bit of a waste of money. I wish I would have just skipped them and sent the invites out a little earlier instead xx
I found 50 personalised invites on eBay for £18. Including magnets to stick on the back and plain white envelopes to send them in x
We only did invitations. We sent them in January for an August wedding to get people before they booked their summer holidays, and we'd told the people who were really important to us as soon as we booked the date.
I didn't wanna do save the dates and now we've moved the wedding so glad we didn't, I don't think they're necessary, ppl will wait for formal invite anyway
Iv just done a save the date group event over fb saves money and any hassle then il send out invites next year xx
We did fridge magnet save the dates which we got via vistaprint (very inexpensive) and I'm so relieved we did as we got REALLY messed about on the invitations so that we finally had to give up on the company we'd originally chosen and use a different one, and the day invites only went out 9 1/2 weeks before the wedding!!! Invites have turned out to be the most stressful part of the whole planning (so far - haven't done table plans yet ;-) ) and all because of one person who cannot seem to organise themselves or stay in contact. Grrrr..... Not even had an apology..... Anyway, on this basis I am SO relieved we sent save the dates as people had already booked accommodation which they undoubtedly wouldn't have been able to do otherwise and we had a fair idea of who was coming :-) x
I got my save the dates from a seller on etsy and they were 12.99 for 50 invites all pre-printed. So you can get them for not much if you shop around. X
I did both but it's for an August wedding on a week day so wanted to make sure people had enough time to avoid a holiday at the same time if they wanted A cheap way to do them would be to send via email!
If you send invites out early I'd say you'll be fine
I threw together a pdf save the date and emailed/Facebooked it to the few people who'd need it. Those travelling, family is America, etc.
If you wanted to PM me ur names and date I could send you this x
I think save the dates are a total waste of money. Everyone you talk to between now and then will ask about the wedding you can easily tell them the date. Or take a cute photo with a sign with date or something creative and put it round social media
We only did save the dates (Etsy) but had a link to our wedding website (fiancé works in digital marketing ) Do whatever you want to do, remember it's YOUR wedding x
I did save the dates, got ours from www.papier.com
We only did invites. Everyone already knew the date anyway by word of mouth
I just did inviteds and just said the date through phone call or Facebook messenger if they lived far away and needed a but more notice
I am doing Save the Dates but I'm getting married August bank holiday weekend which is a popular time to go away, plus we have friends and relatives who live abroad who will need lots of notice. Vistaprint have a sale every few weeks, did mine postcard sized and were something like £13 for 50. Everyone I know who made their own Save the Dates/Invites have told me not to bother as it ends up costing more than Vistaprint would.
Nah. Save the budget for something else xx
Done save the dates due to a summer wedding. People are booking holidays well in advance now, like a year before. I only spent 14 pound on ebay for them. Official invites will go out early next year for Aug 2018 wedding
If you are on a budget dont bother just let people know the date and send your invites out a little earlier than normal x
Save the date personalised fridge magnets off eBay they were £17 for 60, I love them!! 💙💖
We created a picture of our invites sent most of them by email or Facebook message. We also sent a save the date message too. It saved a fortune and most people said they liked it. We did send card copies to people who weren't on Facebook.
If you're on a budget, I wouldn't bother with them, just tell people the date and save some money
Email or Facebook group. It's free.
Always best to let guests know your date as earlie as possible so they can book time off work.
I made a simple flyer online then shared it on Facebook and tagged all potential guests in it... I think they're just an added expense that is unnecessary.
I think it depends on when you are having it. Ours is in the summer hols next year so we want to make people aware of it so they dont book holidays. X
I wouldn't bother with them! We did for
Our wedding and most people lost them and ended up getting in touch to ask questions, save yourself some money
Sent 100 save the dates for a fiver, 99p for 20 in card factory. A good compromise if you want to send them but on a budget.
I verbally asked people to save the date about 7 months before and then sent invitations out 4 months before the big day. All seemed to work well and most people were able to come :-)
The majority of our guests we are friends with on Facebook so just making a private event for our save the date and inviting them all on that. Will obviously send proper invitations nearer the time :)
We're getting married in a brewery so we've got save the date beer mats!! Ordered from a US site and got them delivered to my mum while she's over there and worked out at £1.30ish each. We're getting married on a Thursday so need to give the day time guests plenty of notice to take the day off work, otherwise I mightn't have bothered :) x
I just did invites and i sent them out pretty early as i need to know sooner rather than later definate numbers.
We didn't do save the dates, we booked wedding march, and it happened in the November of same year lol, plus not a lot of people go away in November. Sent invites out 4 months before wedding
I would skip them I bought save the dates and the majority of them are still sitting in my h2b draw at work the invitations have gone out now😆xx.
I have an app called bridebook. On there it suggested send the date via text or email
My save the dates were £7 for 150! So it can be done on a budget. X
I just messaged people the date and made a Facebook event xx
We have made a wedding website (ceremony in Scotland and France so guests coming from abroad so easiest way to give up to date information) and just emailed/Facebook messenger it to all guests as a save the date but also with a request for them to RSVP so we can look at numbers etc. Everyone loves it and it means any changes can easily be made and loads of information can be added nearer the time
Save the dates including stamps only cost us around £40 (ebay save the date's came with pencils) - we did hand deliver or pass on a lot of them though. Invites were through a free website where people could confirm if they're coming and to which part; https://www.gettingmarried.co.uk/ you can personalise with photos and add a gift list etc. Very good site and was a great option for us to keep costs down.
We just did early invitations to save money on save the dates, and told all the daytime people the date anyway as it was only family and close friends.
Get them on Vistaprint or whichever printing site is doing a deal. I got mine 120 for about £9!!! Pays to shop around xxx
I'm not doing save the dates just sending invites out to day guests a little earlier xx
yes. you can print your own or buy some and fill in for super cheap. guests then have a written date, so then when you send invites out closer to the date people who actually want to come haven't booked holidays etc xx
We put save the dates in our day guests invites
We did just invitations. The wedding is only 10 months after we got engaged so seemed pointless to send two things so close to each other.
Yes of course just let people know when you are getting married you don't have to send save the dates x
I did an event on facebook and i just sent invites to everyone. I didnt bother with save the date cards. We have kept everyone informed with our plans through the event we made in Facebook. It's easier to do and it didn't cost a penny and people can let you know if they are attending or not.
I'm getting married in August next year so I've done them as it's holiday season! I've designed my own though and printed them from Vistaprint - only cost me £11.49 for 50! x
I've designed my own doing passport style ones as we are getting married abroad next year also got a good deal on printing them as well
We're just doing invitations, wedding is a year away
We designed ours on https://www.canva.com/ cost us $1 and we printed them on nice paper. I think it cost us under £10 to do all of them :)
I made my own :) they cost me about £5 all together!
Make one on line just use Google. Set up facebook group then they will all see it. Then you can use it for the wedding. Ours works really well. People even traveling together now. And you can post updates as you plan. All for free
I did save the dates because there was quite a few people coming from abroad. I also wanted to include information like menus, accommodation and transport which I couldn't have confirmed until 4 months before. We did a website as well so the invites were only postcard size. Didn't send r.s.v.p's out either, reply via website. Zankyou.com
Good Luck x
We just done invitations but then again it was a bit late to send out save the dates after we had to change venue and date
You can easily just do it informally by sending a text message and it's free! Or if you don't want to do that, just send your invites plenty of time in advance, maybe at least a year before your wedding, so that everyone has plenty of notice.
We're having a Mad Hatter's Tea Party theme for our wedding and as it's a Friday in school term time we sent Save the Dates so people could sort childcare and also to give them a sneaky peek at the theme xx
We didn't do save the dates, just invites, and people still RSVPd as we provided our number. Made our own invites too because we did it on a budget. X