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Has anyone here dealt with sending Save The Dates to a place where they don't do them? I have a lot of family in France and the notion of STDs has not reached over there yet. They normally do announcements first followed by invitations, or they may combine the announcement with the invitation.

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Should I just send my STD as they are in English or translate them and send a French version? If I send them in English, it'll be obvious that this is an American thing that is pretty commonly done here. The language is pretty simple on the card so it'll probably be generally understood. If I send them in French, I'm not sure how they'll be perceived since it's not one of their traditions, but I think it'll be appreciated that they are in French. I am also, originally, from France. At least the magnet (it'll be attached to the bottom of the card right on top of the website address) doesn't have to be changed at all.

 

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I sent them in both Spanish and English.... no matter what, people don't get them even if it states SAVE THE DATE!!!

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Originally Posted by calyx6 View Post
If I send them in French, I'm not sure how they'll be perceived since it's not one of their traditions, but I think it'll be appreciated that they are in French. I am also, originally, from France. At least the magnet (it'll be attached to the bottom of the card right on top of the website address) doesn't have to be changed at all.

-V-
i came across a similar problem with family in greece, i didnt send them the STDs, because its just not something they do. but make sure you send out the invites in enough time for them to start planning. I also tried to email cousins my website, to start getting the word out to the family when the wedding is going to be.. And just make sure you get invites in french

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I think I'll send them as is and even if they don't have a clue, at least the website address will be there. The formal invitations will be bilingual.

 

Thank you Gals,

 

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