We are trying to save money anywhere we can, hence the question. We have already announced our date officially on our socials and we are of course sending out invitations 6 weeks prior. I was thinking of sending "e-save the dates" to people individually also. We also don't want to send them and then have to eliminate guests due to covid. Opinions?? Are we being cheap/rude?
They were only invented around ****. Do what people did before that and most still do for mostly local weddings. Those few who need info in advance, like for travel, call or email or mail with other things. The rest, call or email or tell, we are sending invitations in the month of whatever, for our wedding (details.). Those who need no advance notice, send their invitation to arrive at 8 weeks. I agree, better to not repeatedly send and correct them for a rescheduled event. Word of mouth, phone calls, email, letters.
After I created a mock up of invitations and realized how expensive they were, I figured there was no way I was also going to spend money on save the dates!
Instead, l just told everyone the expected date when I asked them for their address. I also figure I'll send the invitations out a little earlier - probably around 8 weeks to give people who forgot about the date a little more time to book stuff.
Save the dates are optional, you could do an e-vite in place of them to save some money, just a warning that this really depends on your crowd, if you have a lot of older people that don't really use technology all to much, e-vites are probably not the way to go.
We aren’t sending save the dates just in case we need to cut the guest list due to covid. We also want to save money where we can. And we’ve announced our date to the people we really want there. Especially our out of town guests.