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#1 Danyelle

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    Posted 30 August 2009 - 02:28 PM

    I'm trying to save money on this wedding, so I'm thinking of not sending out a STD magnet or postcard.

    I'm thinking FI and I (and our mom's) will just let everyone know by word of mouth or email.

    Is that tacky?

    Any idea of other ways to let people know without sending postcards etc.?

    #2 cruisebride0410

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      Posted 30 August 2009 - 02:33 PM

      I have received an email save the date before. The couple was really green, so they sent out an evite.

      #3 meghan

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        Posted 30 August 2009 - 02:50 PM

        I sent my STD out through email as well. We had a nice invitation made up with info about the resort, attached to an email and sent it.

        #4 LCBride2007

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          Posted 30 August 2009 - 02:53 PM

          email save the date - or a link to a website or something.

          #5 LCBride2007

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            Posted 30 August 2009 - 02:53 PM

            or what about even just a nice handmade letter or something? that would pretty much just cost postage.

            #6 Lara

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              Posted 30 August 2009 - 03:01 PM

              It wouldn't be tacky! I know several people that have sent out their STD by email, with a link to their website.

              Just wondering, are you planning on sending out formal invitations closer to the date at all? I ask because FI and I decided to fork out the money to mail STDs, but we are not going to send out formal invitations closer to the date, we're going to do that via email since everyone will already have received their STD 9 months earlier and will have visited our website...

              #7 rodent

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                Posted 30 August 2009 - 03:15 PM

                I think it's fine to email a STD or just a link to your site.

                A postcard STD is the cheapest option though. You can get 100 postcards for about $10 on vistaprint and then postage is 27 cents on a regular sized card.

                So you could do 100 postcards for less than $40 shipped.

                Still, I think an email is fine. If you want to get creative, check out mailchimp or mad mimi which allows you to make an html email so you can make it decorative. Using those, you can also see how opened your email. They are free for less than 100 or so addresses.

                #8 Lashawn

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                  Posted 30 August 2009 - 03:28 PM

                  Wedding Dresses - Wedding Cakes - Wedding Planning - Unique Wedding Ideas - By TheKnot.com lets you design your wedding website FOR FREE and there is an option to send a nice save the date that is designed with the background of your wedding website and there is a link on the save the date that directs people to your wedding website that will provide the guests with all of the information that they need to attend your wedding. I have received several compliments on both the site and the STD. Emailing the STD is universally used to save money and IMO economically correct lol. Good luck

                  #9 YaelM

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                    Posted 30 August 2009 - 03:42 PM

                    I personally dont think its tacky it all. We did an email STD with a lot of info on the resort, booking and a link to our website.

                    #10 Danyelle

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                      Posted 30 August 2009 - 03:51 PM

                      Whew! What a load off.
                      Ok thanks ladies for the suggestions.

                      I think we'll make a pretty email (Morgan thanks for those sites) and include a link to our website (we're making it for free on Weebly.com) and send a letter to those folks we know aren't web-savvy.

                      Oh and yes, we're going to make and send invitations closer to the date. (maybe January for our June wedding...that's enough time right?)




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