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    • TanyaS78
      CommentAuthorTanyaS78
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Jul 1st 2014
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    I could do with a little advice please..

    With the OH's family living all over the country, I wanted to send 'save the dates' straight away so they have got a lot of notice for the date (sept 2015). But, im wondering whether to miss the the save the dates and just send proper wedding invites straight out. That way, saving myself money and stress!

    Would i be best sending 'save the dates' or is that something i could miss out?
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    • ElizabethF49
      CommentAuthorElizabethF49
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    Everyone is different, I've got stds to send out in a few weeks just over a year to the wedding, I'm going to send the invites out March April time for out August 15th wedding. They cost me £15 for 50 very basic business card sized magnets

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    • TanyaS78
      CommentAuthorTanyaS78
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    Oh where from? We dont want to spend a lot of money on them
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    • *KelBel*
      CommentAuthor*KelBel*
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    We did save the dates and sent loads as when it came to it we had to cut the list for invites by about 30 ppl so can be awkward if I have to say next year ooh sorry ur not invited now lol ... We found sending save the dates out gave ppl the notice formally that there would be a wedding and that they would receive something closer officially. Means ppl won't maliciously book holidays etc... Plus if you send invites out too early ppl may forget.... As a wedding is not everyone's main priority like it is yours xx

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    • *KelBel*
      CommentAuthor*KelBel*
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    We sent save the dates December 2012 and then sent our invites out April this year (5months to the wedding, to RSVP 12weeks before)x

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    • TanyaS78
      CommentAuthorTanyaS78
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    Yeah, the OH wants to send them out mainly so his family are pre warned, but i thought we could save a bit of money by not bothering.

    Well, ive had a look online and found some really nice save the dates which are pretty cheap.
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    • VictoriaL46
      CommentAuthorVictoriaL46
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    My OH and sent Save a Dates which is pretty much just to say to people "mark this down in your calendar" then next year about 6 months before we'll send out the invites.

    Our families stretch from Portsmouth to Aberdeen so we needed to let them know in advance so they could make arrangements.

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    • VictoriaL46
      CommentAuthorVictoriaL46
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    Have you thought about making them? I made mine by getting a custom stamp made with name and date, parcel tags and distress inks.

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    • WelshBrideBethan2015
      CommentAuthorWelshBrideBethan2015
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    Think it does depend on you really , we will be sending some out as it will be July and some people might be booking hols so want to make sure they know first :)

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    • TanyaS78
      CommentAuthorTanyaS78
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    Im not artistic in the slightest. I would love to make my own, but i dont have an artistic bone in my body lol
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    • ElizabethF49
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    I've posted the link on your wall

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    • TanyaS78
      CommentAuthorTanyaS78
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    Thank you! Just had a look and they are ace! I didnt think they could be that cheap :)
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    • TanyaS78
      CommentAuthorTanyaS78
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    well i have just show the OH one of the designs and he loves it! Looks like we are sending save the dates :)
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    • Mrs T Hurley!
      CommentAuthorMrs T Hurley!
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    If you're happy to wait a few months, you could put a little note or the invite itself into Christmas cards. Saves the cost of an extra stamp x

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    • GemmaR81
      CommentAuthorGemmaR81
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    we have found save the date templates and are using them on the print of vi$ta, think they are £4.99 for 100 business cards, but may look at doing them as postcards!! My family are all in England and I am in Scotland so want to give some of them the opportunity to save if they have to xxx




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    • StellaM89
      CommentAuthorStellaM89
      Posted: Jul 2nd 2014
     
    I would say that you have to send save the dates just because you would also get to know the approx. amount of people who are coming to your wedding.
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    • AH86
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      Posted: Jul 2nd 2014
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    I personally didn't bother with save the dates. Word spread by mouth. I just thought it's more of our budget to spend on something else. Postage costs a bomb!

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    • Velcro
      CommentAuthorVelcro
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    i just did my own, cost about £16 in total and i ended up with loads of them. printed them off as photographs (4 to a 6 x 4 print) and ordered magnetic paper to stick them too.

    its personal preference though, plus i think it depends on when in the week/year it is, if its holiday season or a week day at least let people know even if you cant be bothered with the fuss of doign save the dates :)

    or you could just send early invites out (not this early though xD)

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    • clairenina
      CommentAuthorclairenina
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    We sent them out as we are getting married on a Tuesday, so people could book the time off.
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    • JennK
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    We are going to, our wedding is next August and already people are asking about the date so they don't book holidays etc. I think it depends on how much time you have though, and if the date is likely to clash with holidays or a weekday etc.

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    • Blue
      CommentAuthorBlue
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    We sent them about 14 months before wedding - as his family is in scotland and most of mine are in bridlington , plus its in school hols so ppl would be going on their hols, Mine didnt cost much either about 16 quid of printing [email protected] - then i sent invites out in feb of this year for my july wedding

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    • InDreamland
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    I'd suggest sending STD's out now and invitations 3 months before the big day. If you want to save money do what hubby and I did, we did it all by email, designed a STD on my laptop then emailed it to everyone.

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    • InDreamland
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    Those who are not on email (elderly family members) we just phoned or sent a text message xx

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    • KimberleyR78
      CommentAuthorKimberleyR78
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    My family is all in New Zealand and I think I will just send invites straight to them and send save the dates to a select group of people in the uk. The nz invites will have a shorter RSVP so I can make up numbers from the uk crowd later on.
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    • TanyaS78
      CommentAuthorTanyaS78
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    Thanks everyone. I think i will be sending save the dates out :)
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    • WelshBrideBethan2015
      CommentAuthorWelshBrideBethan2015
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    Let us know what they are like

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    • TanyaS78
      CommentAuthorTanyaS78
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    Ive just been reading up on Royal Mail about sending magnets in the post and it looks like there are some restrictions on posting them. Has anyone tried to post them and had problems? A few websites say that fridge magnets can get stuck to the sorting machines. Im thinking of wrapping them in card then putting into an envelope, but to me that wont look very attractive. I want them to look nice, but not cost me the world to post.

    Any ideas?
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    • WelshBrideBethan2015
      CommentAuthorWelshBrideBethan2015
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    Wow I didn't even think of that and we are hoping to sort magnets by the end of the month and post them . Bookmarked this to see how others posted theirs :)

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    • TanyaS78
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    Its literally just jumped into my mind. I dont even know how i got to thinking about it lol.
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    • VictoriaL46
      CommentAuthorVictoriaL46
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    If I am ever sending little picture magnets I use a site called $ticky9 the magnets aren't strong enough to interfere with machinery but hold up well on a fridge.

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    • TanyaS78
      CommentAuthorTanyaS78
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    Ok, another change of plan. Ive found a site where i can get 20 free save the date cards (just pay postage). Im going to use the cards for the day ones and buy the magnets for the evening save the dates. I only need to post the day ones out so i can hand the magnets out to everyone for the evening do :)
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    • TanyaS78
      CommentAuthorTanyaS78
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    Also, the free cards are actually quite nice. We dont want anything fancy so these are perfect. They are just plain cards with 'save the date' embossed on the top and the details below. Envelopes included too. Not bad for free :)

    If people can suggest how to send the magnets out though, please comment. Just in case i need to send a couple out
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    • kjl87
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    I wasn't going to bother. I thought just telling people would be enough but when
    I thought about it I realised that apart from close family they wouldn't remember. So I bought some magnets on bay of E which worked out at about 50p per magnet, they look lovely and everybody has responded positively.

    Regarding postage - as the magnet envelopes were so tiny I put them in a larger envelope with a sheet of card inside, worked out as a letter postage so not expensive and all got there ok.
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    • VickiS63
      CommentAuthorVickiS63
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    I was also thinking about sending invitiations straight away instead of save the dates but after a bit of a think I decided not to because the invitations themselves, may get lost, misplaced or accidentally thrown away during the long period between now & the date.

    Instead, I looked at sample business cards online some of the popular sites and I actually found a design that I liked. Instead of getting them printed, I took a screen shot of the design and printed numerous copies on A4 paper. Then I cut them out very carefully & glued the paper to a textured card so that it had a nice back & i stuck these in the post :) All it cost me was £1.49 for a pack of 10 textured cards & I cut them to fit the save the dates!
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    • VickiS63
      CommentAuthorVickiS63
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    Ps. Also cost me in stamps but even so, the stamps came to less than £6.00 - still cheaper than me getting them printed! I suppose it depends on what type of design you are looking for.
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    • WelshBrideBethan2015
      CommentAuthorWelshBrideBethan2015
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    Stamp costs I am fearing as this weigh before post thing I want to get right . I'm kinda hoping h2b will help post some locally so save on the stamps :)

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    • TanyaS78
      CommentAuthorTanyaS78
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    oh god, i forgot about the price of stamps! the OH can buy them lol
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    • WelshBrideBethan2015
      CommentAuthorWelshBrideBethan2015
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    Ha I am making sure to get them weighed as h2b mum kept posting large cards and not paying enough stamps and ending up the people receiving cards paying to get them lol

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    • sALLY
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      Posted: Aug 29th 2014
     
    i wasnt going to send save the dates but with having some family live far away and the wedding being in school holidays i didnt want anyone to book a holiday, so i made save the dates with a friend they only cost about £10 and was fun to do with my friend. x
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    • InDreamland
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    NicB you need to pay to advertise! Stop posting your business link on all the threads!

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