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Thoughts on digital Save The Dates?

bertalert88, on July 24, 2018 at 5:52 PM Posted in Planning 0 13
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Hello! Looking to see if anyone has done digital save the dates. Did you encountered any issues with them? Any complaints from guest or family? What site did you use? Trying to save money where I can so I feel like cutting out a save the date could save us $100 and we could use that towards something else!

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Latest activity by Sara, on July 25, 2018 at 9:06 AM
  • K
    Super September 2018
    Kate ·
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    I didnt even send them. But online ones are cool. Just know that older guest won't get them probably
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  • R
    Savvy September 2018
    Rebecca ·
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    Theyre a good idea but it depends on your age group of guests. Older guests are most likely not going to see the save the date. In my case i had a lot of guests who dont use a computer.

    Recently, a friend of mine did a digital save the date for most but sent out actual save the dates to people she knew would not see the digital save the date.

    she did the same thing with an online RSVP to save money. She sent out a RSVP card to those she knew would not be comfortable RSVP’ing online or have access to be able to do that.
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  • Daria
    VIP January 2019
    Daria ·
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    I did regular ones but probably digital would have been fine. BTW I think I got 55 for like $42 on Vistaprint. Probably another $25 or so of postage, and I had some go international, plus I have stamps left over.

    I could have done postcards for even cheaper.

    You don't have to send them to every invitee, in fact, I'd advise against it. We sent ours to out of town guests who would need to make travel arrangements, and close friends who are for sure invited. We didn't send them to people who we felt like the relationship might change, and that we would be ok to not invite, should we need to make some budget cuts at the end.

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  • A
    Savvy October 2018
    Ally ·
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    I definitely agree with Rebecca. I think the idea of digital Save The Dates is a great idea, especially if your trying to save, but it depends on your guest list. Of the majority of your guest are much older and not very tech savy them that may be an issue, but if not I think that's a great idea!
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  • E&M
    Master July 2016
    E&M ·
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    Check out paperlesspost.
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  • R
    Dedicated June 2018
    Renee ·
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    I used paperless post. Our save the dates were out invitations for friends and family. Those that weren’t computer savvy got phone calls with the date. My mil didn’t like that idea for her church friends so she took it upon herself to make and pay for paper invites for about 15 of her church friends. They were on the guest list anyway, and knew the date because we talked to them, so I didn’t care. Paperless post was a great experience!
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  • Gen
    Champion June 2019
    Gen ·
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    We didn’t have it in our budget to do save the dates but we did want to make sure to let our guests know the date since we have a large number of guests from OOT. We didn’t use a site or anything, just sent out a formal email. We made an email account specifically for the wedding (with both our names in it) attached a nice picture of us into the body of the email with “save the date” written across it, and included the date and location of the wedding with “formal invitation to follow.”

    Not the fanciest thing, I know, but we felt that was the best way to get the date out to our guests without having to spend more money! Nobody complained, we got lots of feedback immediately people texting us or responding to the email saying they couldn’t wait. We have a few older guests who don’t use email, so for them we just printed out the photo with the date on it (on nice matte paper of course) and mailed it to them.
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  • J
    Expert May 2018
    J ·
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    Paperless Post has free digital STDs, you just have to search for the ones that are free and then remove all the ad ons once you’ve selected one. The site actually shows you if the STDs have been opened, so you can always call anyone who hasn’t opened it after a while. Honestly I think some people’s fear of technology impaired guests is way overblown. It will probably only come up like once or twice. We had a lot of older guests and everyone opened our STDs except one person who was actually young and just busy I guess. Doesn’t basically everyone know how to use email nowadays? I mean my 80 year old great aunt is on Facebook, lol.
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  • JustKidding
    VIP April 2018
    JustKidding ·
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    We skipped them all together. Made sure people knew the date well in advance.
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  • Carmen
    Savvy March 2019
    Carmen ·
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    I used canva to design mine. The account is free and they have tons of free templates along with designs that range from 1.00 to up to 5 dollars. You can print your design in card stock. I opted to keep mine entirely digital and texted them to friends and family. (My guest list is very small. We have about 25 invitations going out with total of 46 individuals) The actual invites will be printed in hand made paper. Heres the two designs I created. I ended up using the black baground one.
    P.S the website is canva.com and its easier to use in a PC but they also have an app.

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  • Megan
    Devoted December 2018
    Megan ·
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    I think digital save the dates are fine, especially if you're not planning a more formal wedding.
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  • Janel
    Super September 2018
    Janel ·
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    I used paperless post and had no complaints. FH’s 82 yo great uncle called to ask why we didn’t send it to him. We didn’t know he had email. So our two grandmothers are the only ones w/o an email to view it, but we know they’re coming to the wedding so it was ok.
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  • Sara
    Super July 2019
    Sara ·
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    You could probably send paper ones to the older guests, and save the money by send those e-vites to the younger crowd.

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