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    • mrs.trouble
      CommentAuthormrs.trouble
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Jul 22nd 2015
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    Hi ladies, your assistance is appreciated here!

    Basically, we're getting married near my hometown which is 300+ miles away from where we currently live. OH's family will all have to travel and I'm wondering if we should put some extra information in the Save The Date cards with a couple of suggestions of where to stay. I'm hoping people will want to stay at the venue with us, but I'm wondering if it sounds rude?

    Current Possible Insert:

    There are a few rooms available in the venue to stay at if you require them, but we would need to know as soon as possible to book them.

    It costs £145 per room, & includes a full Scottish breakfast the next morning. Some rooms can be changed into twins and there is one family room available.

    Please let us know as soon as possible if you think you want one of these rooms as we have to book all or none with the venue.

    There is also an option of 2 self catering cottages which sleep 10-12 per cottage for a min of 3 nights. Prices for this work out at a maximum of £145 per person for the 3 nights (£48.17 per night). This includes 2 doubles, 1 twin and 2 interchangeable between twin & double.

    Any extra info is on the website http://blahblahblah

    Thank you!

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    • Sarah D
      CommentAuthorSarah D
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Jul 22nd 2015
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    Hello because people are travelling I think including that info is good as they need to be prepared and get rooms booked what you have written sounds fine xx

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    • JennK
      CommentAuthorJennK
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Jul 22nd 2015
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    I think a save the date doesn't need too much additional info, maybe put the location on there so people know they will need to travel/make arrangements?

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    • CommentAuthorHannahB299
      Posted: Jul 22nd 2015
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    I was planning on putting accommodation info in with the invite rather than the std - maybe depends when your sending out the invites?

    Defo a good idea to put some info somewhere tho x
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    • Glitterfairy
      CommentAuthorGlitterfairy
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Jul 22nd 2015
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    I'd not bother with all the accommodation info, just put accommodation available at bla bla bla website, Book early to avoid disappointment.

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    • InDreamland
      CommentAuthorInDreamland
      Got married 7 years ago
      Posted: Jul 22nd 2015
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    I wouldn't bother just for the STD.

    Just put the date and say what town it is in. People will then be able to work out they'll need to travel, make arrangements for that and probably stay overnight so book time off work if needed.

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    • VictoriaL46
      CommentAuthorVictoriaL46
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Jul 22nd 2015
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    Save a dates are really just for that but I can understand your concern as we have guests coming from up to 500miles away.

    Because of this my OH and I created a FB group for all our day guests which contained travel info, hotels to stay at and links to their sites and contact details and it worked a treat :D

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    • Mrs D2B
      CommentAuthorMrs D2B
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: Jul 23rd 2015
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    save the dates are meant to be minimal on the info side. How many rooms do you need to book and how far in advance do you need to book them? Could you have your parents, the bridal party and the groomsmen etc book the rooms now and then let the other guest book rooms a bit closer to the day? Or else you could set up a fb page like Victoria suggests or a wedding website

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    • Velcro
      CommentAuthorVelcro
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Jul 23rd 2015
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    i wouldnt bother with a save the date, id just send out the invites early. unless you can actually book hotel rooms a year and a half in advance (can't imagine anyone doing that so soon anyway, tbh, i know i wouldnt), there just doesnt seem much point. i agree with IDL. As long as people get the gist, which is what the save the date is for, you will be reet

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    • TheFutureMrsK
      CommentAuthorTheFutureMrsK
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Jul 23rd 2015
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    It depends how early you have to book the rooms to be honest. We put an additional info card in with the invitations which gave the details of booking rooms at the venue and other hotels nearby. Our hotel was about the same price per night as yours with breakfast. As much as I would have loved everyone to stay a lot of people found it too expensive. It's definitely worth including details of other hotels as well. There was a premier inn near ours which was almost half the price and quite a few people stayed there. xxx

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    • mrs.trouble
      CommentAuthormrs.trouble
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Jul 28th 2015
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    Thanks all. we're probably not going to bother with any extra information in them but if people ask then we will tell them. We got the save the dates as part of a package with our photographer so seems a shame not to use them. It was more if they want the rooms at the venue itself that we need to book fairly early, and the cottages on the venue land, as they tend to be booked up pretty early, but I think you're right, I'll just send out the invites early and let the people who need to travel know.

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    • Elinor Claire
      CommentAuthorElinor Claire
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Jul 28th 2015
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    We didn't do save the dates, but we put hotel information in the invites for those who needed to know. We included the details of the venue, and a few alternatives as the venue was too much for some people.

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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Jul 29th 2015
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    I would probably state that accommodation is available on your STDs so at least they know, but not go into any further detail at this stage. You could send your invites out a smidge earlier and include all the information they need to know with them. That's what we will be doing. We've also set up a wedding website that we've given everyone access to now, this also has information about accommodation. A few people were starting to ask so we thought it was a good way to let them know the arrangements xx

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    • TanyaS78
      CommentAuthorTanyaS78
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Jul 29th 2015
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    We had the same discussion, as the OH's family were travelling from all over the country. We didnt put all the info in the STDs, we sent them out then the OH sent an email/text round to his family telling them that there is accomodation available at our venue, but book up soon! We put a little info in the invites when they went out, but by that time most people had already booked rooms. We did it more as word of mouth as its cheaper than putting in loads of inserts when we could just tell everyone.
 
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