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STD e-mail and wedding websites...need some help

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#1 NegrilLB

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    Posted 17 August 2009 - 02:00 PM

    Hi everyone! So I think I have decided to do an electronic STD rather than send something in the mail. Getting everyone's mailing addresses and stuffing all those envelopes seems too overwhelming of a task to complete in the next few weeks. (I should mention my guest list is 250 and growing! but that's a whole different thread :) ) Also I'm thinking people will be more likely to visit the website if they just have to click on a link in the STD e-mail.

    Does anyone know of a good site to make a pretty save-the-date e-mail that's easy to use? I'm putting the finishing touches on our wedding website on mywedding.com, which I love! But I just checked out how their e-mails look and they're kinda on the plain side because they're not specifically for STD (unless I just didn't find the right one?). It's basically just a picture that you upload and some text below it. It probably wouldn't look so plain if I could find a nice picture of Jamaica or a beach that looks like it could be Jamaica to put on there...anyone know where I could find some that would work for an STD?

    Ourweddingday.com actually has some nice STDs that allow you to state the name of the person/people the STD is addressed to in each e-mail, which is great for clarifying when sending one e-mail to a couple or family. I am only worried about there being confusion with using that since I don't really want to move our website from mywedding.com. The STD on theknot.com is pretty nice too, but same issue.

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    #2 Sheree10

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      Posted 18 August 2009 - 10:02 AM

      I know about the "growing" guest list... lol. Getting all those addresses was a hassle and assembling the STDs with labels... Maybe you can send out postcards to save the date- no stuffing involved. Just add a stamp and the person's address( save your time by creating labels- the knot has a guestlist program that can be merged with excel and voila 250+ addresses ready to go).

      Our wedding site is on mywedding.com. I like it- it serves its purpose. Not all of my guests are computer savvy so we sent out STD magnets which included our website. I plan to update the site as I get more wedding info.

      I have no idea about STD emails- maybe www.evite.com has something?

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      #3 J&MWedding

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        Posted 18 August 2009 - 10:10 AM

        I'm not sure where to get awesome STD emails, but we use weddingwire.com for our planning/website and I think it's fantastic! It's free, and I use it for everything - bridal shower guest list, bachelorette party guest list, keep track of presents, keep track of sending out invites, who rsvpd, budget, tons of reports to print for the budget etc etc

        Our wedding website is: Jillian & Michael if you want to check it out

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        #4 becks



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        Posted 18 August 2009 - 10:13 AM

        One thought - you can embed an image within an e-mail, so you can use powerpoint or a graphics program to design your own (or have someone design something for you), and then simply embed it in an e-mail, so that it's visible when someone opens the e-mail. I would still attach it as a jpg or something because not all e-mail (lotus notes, for instance) will allow you to view the embedded image.

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        #5 jenniebey

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          Posted 18 August 2009 - 12:37 PM

          You can also check out Constant Contact. This is meant for small business usually to send out email marketing campaigns, but I know they offer a 30-day free trial and they have easy templates that you can have lead back to your wedding website. Or like another member said, evite is good for tracking RSVPs.

          The hard thing about emails is that if someone is on vacation or gets a lot of email they might overlook your STD. And then you'll have a lot of follow up. Just a thought.

          We used ewedding.com for our wedding website. We liked the templates they offer but I know a ton of people who use weddingwindow.com and love it.

          Good luck!!

          #6 Jo 2010

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            Posted 18 August 2009 - 07:18 PM

            I havn't checked them out but I know you can do e-marketing through Vistaprint??

            Other than that I agree with Becks and maybe design your own in powerpoint as an embeded image

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