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Just Said Yes August 2020

Save the Dates

Madison, on September 10, 2019 at 8:40 PM Posted in Planning 0 38
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Do y'all think it is crucial to have save the dates? If so what are some good places to use on a tight budget for them? Thank you so much for your help!

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Latest activity by Aimee, on October 14, 2019 at 8:03 AM
  • MOB So Cal
    January 2019
    MOB So Cal ·
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    Absolutely NOT a requirement unless you are having a DW that will require substantial planning & budget for guests considering attending or if you have a LOT of out-of-town guests that will have to travel to you. Even then, you can just give people a heads up via email, a quick phone call, text, etc. If you do choose to send STDs, only send them to OOT/VIP guests. Once you send an STD you are pretty much locked-in to sending a wedding invitation, so with more casual friends, co-workers, etc., do yourself a favor and don't commit too early. You never know how relationships/employment/etc. might change in almost a year. Daughter used Zazzle for all her wedding-related papergoods. They have a 50% sale almost constantly, so never order anything without waiting! Smiley winking

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  • Mrs. S
    Master November 2019
    Mrs. S ·
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    I loved mine from Ann’s Bridal Bargains and they were a good deal
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  • N
    Dedicated November 2019
    Nita ·
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    I got 100 save the dates for about $60 on zazzle!
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  • Caytlyn
    Legend November 2019
    Caytlyn ·
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    Save the dates aren’t a necessity unless you’re having a destination wedding, lots of out of town guests, or a week day wedding. We got 100 magnet save the dates and return address labels for $42 during a sale from Vistaprint.
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  • Mrsbdg
    Champion August 2017
    Mrsbdg ·
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    Noooo! Not at all necessary. If you have any international guests or guests that are on very difficult times getting time off I would send a message (or phone call). STDs are definitely something you can skip

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  • Reena
    Expert February 2021
    Reena ·
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    Not needed. We are only getting 40 for OOT guest and my grandparents.
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  • Kelly
    Devoted March 2021
    Kelly ·
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    Zazzle is good, Groupon has some great deals for STD and invites!! Also check Shutterfly!! Good luck!!
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  • Cher Horowitz
    Master December 2019
    Cher Horowitz ·
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    We chose not to send Save the Dates to save some extra money Smiley smile

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  • Candace
    Beginner November 2019
    Candace ·
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    I made my own using Canva.com
    I thought ordering from them was very affordable as well
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  • Sara
    Expert February 2020
    Sara ·
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    We printed our own. We have a lot of out of town guests, and our wedding is during winter in the northeast, so decided it was better to send them. but they're not a necessity.
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  • Anna
    Super August 2020
    Anna ·
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    Not a necessity. We have a lot of guests from afar though.
    We used paperlesspost (online) and sent them via email. It arrives to their email box like a card that they click to open, and the save the date card pops out. It's cute. Was very well received.

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  • Gmm
    Devoted October 2019
    Gmm ·
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    Not really...it’s extra money that could be spent elsewhere. We verbally told friends and family, even those from out of state, so I don’t buy into the whole out of state thing.
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  • K
    Savvy September 2020
    Kaitlyn ·
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    We are not doing save the dates. We are getting married about 10 minutes from our house and very close to all of our family (with the exception of my parents who live across the country). They already know our date and I though about just using a photo from our engagement session and doing something electronic. I know, corny and cheap, but hey, we are only inviting family and just our closest friends (about 2 couples each), so almost all of them already know our wedding date anyway. It is extra money that can be used elsewhere.

    If you do go the route of save the dates, shutterfly runs A LOT of sales and you can usually get them at a reasonable price.

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  • MrsD
    Legend July 2019
    MrsD ·
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    For us, it really was. We had over 100 guests from out of state (at least 1,000 miles away), several younger guests that would need to budget/save to afford to come (including bridal party members), and a lot of young friends so there were quite a few weddings that summer anyway among our friend group. We sent them out 10 months in advance, we purchased them from Zazzle. By then, our wedding website was done and our two hotel blocks were set up. As a guest, I always appreciate a save the date since we just seem so busy so often. We paid $100 for 110 save the dates through Zazzle, not including shipping & stamps.

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  • ariel
    Just Said Yes October 2019
    ariel ·
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    We didn't do save the dates. Walmart has some good options that are not expensive.

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  • Arkilia
    Super November 2021
    Arkilia ·
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    You could always order a template on Etsy some are less than $10 then you can print it
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  • Watts
    Super March 2020
    Watts ·
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    Do an email save the date. We found a free template online that we loved, and it matches the venue. It's free and better for the environment.

    Save the Dates 1
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  • Shelby
    Beginner June 2020
    Shelby ·
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    We chose to do save the dates due to the amount of family we have and wanting to make sure they would all be able to attend. I used Shutterfly when they have a 50% sale so it saved me a lot of money.
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  • MD
    Super July 2019
    MD ·
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    Definitely not a requirement, but we had so many people asking us about details ahead of time that I wanted to send them out. It was also a way to show off some of our engagement pictures, since we didn't post them online.

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  • Yasmin
    Savvy September 2019
    Yasmin ·
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    Canva is the app right? If so, that's the same one I used to send text messages to our friends and family. Especially my side of the family since some were coming from out of state.

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