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#1 Freckles

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    Posted 10 May 2008 - 11:55 PM

    I am thinking about sending my STD's out by email and adding a link to my website that has all of our wedding information on it. My question though is is it acceptable these days to send an STD/invite through email? I can see it being ok for our friends who are our age and use email on day to day basis but for my parents and their friends/family friends we are inviting will it just seem tacky?

    #2 JennyK

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      Posted 11 May 2008 - 12:44 AM

      IMO, I don't think it's a good idea bc it can get deleted real easy before they update their calendars. I also think it's more personal sending them out. Also, not everyone remembers to check email.. lol

      #3 Myda77

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        Posted 11 May 2008 - 12:48 AM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by JennyK
        IMO, I don't think it's a good idea bc it can get deleted real easy before they update their calendars. I also think it's more personal sending them out. Also, not everyone remembers to check email.. lol
        Yeah, I agree with this. It can easily get deleted. I mailed out the STD with my website info, which I think you can do no problem. Not everyone is very computer savvy, so they will probably need the STD as a reminder of the date and maybe even travel info.
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        #4 Agape Gems

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          Posted 11 May 2008 - 01:03 AM

          I think it's good to give people something tangible to remember to "save the date". I always post them on my refrigerator so that I think about it on a regular basis. Plus, I think for DWs, the STD is more like the official invitation b/c people need to start making plans far in advance to attend. It's not like they just need to block out a saturday. And there are tons of ideas on here for creative and inexpensive STDs. Just MHO though.
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          #5 frazali

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            Posted 11 May 2008 - 11:23 AM

            I agree with the other posters - may not be such a great idea. The misdirection of the email to a SPAM folder would probably be my biggest issue.

            #6 ErinB

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              Posted 11 May 2008 - 11:28 AM

              I agree with the above. I think your guests need to have a piece of paper in their hands to tell them about the wedding. You can certainly include your website and even direct them to RSVP that way. I also send out periodic e-mail updates to tell guests to check out the website for updated info, added photos, etc.

              #7 Jenn

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                Posted 11 May 2008 - 11:44 AM

                I guess I went against the grain on this... Our wedding was fairly small, and we were attempting to book our entire hotel (13 rooms) and only had a hold on it for 2 weeks. We sent email invites/STD's and managed to get almost all of our guests booked in a 2 week timeframe! We did send message in a bottle invites, but we sent them about a month before the wedding - more as a keepsake - with a travel trifold. We felt that the email invite got our guests booked, but the MIB invite gave people the etiquette some family members would expect.

                #8 FYB87

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                  Posted 11 May 2008 - 02:34 PM

                  I did initially thinki about doing this, but after thinking about it I changed my mind. I want my guest to have a constant reminder and like a lot of the other posts said it can be deleted.

                  #9 Christine

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                  Posted 11 May 2008 - 05:37 PM

                  Sarah, (Sassygirl) actually did evites for her wedding, they also have save the dates on evite, what about doing that?
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                  #10 saraece

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                    Posted 11 May 2008 - 07:39 PM

                    We did evites STD and I loved it because we knew when peolpe viewed it, and we were able to send messages to the people who accepted. It did work for us.
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