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#1 angel366

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    Posted 24 February 2011 - 12:58 PM

    I am co confused as what to do!

     

    For our wedding it will just be the two of us. We are having a reception shortly after with friends and family.

     

    My mother is insisting we send out save the dates since the reception is in July (July 9th to be exact). I sort of feel like it is too late to send out STDs..but i could be wrong.

     

    Anyways--I'm struggling with wording. The reception will be an upscale Pig Roast (still casual though) and we are doing a short blessing ceremony at the start of the reception (we are having a civil ceremony in mexico..so want our marriage blessed as well)

     

    I guess I just don't know how to word that on the STD.

     

    Do i mention that there will be a ceremony?

     

    This is what i got:

     

    front:

    save the date!

     

    july 9th

     

    John and Ashley

     

    wedding website

     

    Back:

     

    July 9th

     

    Stateside Wedding Reception of John and Ashley

     

    We are having a private ceremony on the sandy beaches of the Riviera Maya.

     

    We hope you can join us upon our return to celebrate our marriage.

     

    Invitation to follow.

     

     

     

    Do i get into anymore detail than that and mention a ceremony? like "Marriage Blessing & Stateside Wedding Reception" ????

     

    Also--my mother and friends really want to throw me a shower...so we are registering and creating a wedding website. is that weird since it is just the 2 of us? i go back and forth on how i feel about it.



    #2 mistibuard

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      Posted 24 February 2011 - 01:31 PM

      Hi Angel,

       

      I was reading your post hoping that I can help. I'm not too sure about the wording though. Remember, a Save-the-Date is just that...it's not an invitation. So you can basically let them know that they need to mark their calendars for that particular day.

       

      I definitely don't think it's weird that you guys are registering- although I felt the same at the beginning. There are only 7 of us going to Turks & Caicos and we're having a formal reception 7 weeks after we return. Everyone begged us to register, so I did.

       

      Sorry I couldn't be more helpful.


      **Beaches Turks & Caicos- March 12, 2011**

      #3 deannamarie85

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        Posted 24 February 2011 - 02:42 PM

        Hi Angel!

           Looks like we are wedding buddies! :) We are also going away to Jamaica this May as just the two of us and having an AHR in July! I sent out my save-the-dates about two months ago and am planning on sending out the formal invites by the end of this month. I had the RSVP date for April 15th b/c we were hoping to get a clear number of guests before we left for our trip. I am hoping to do as few last minute projects as possible once we return from Jamaica.

        Good luck!



        #4 PurpleUnicorn

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          Posted 08 March 2011 - 11:20 PM

          i was wondering a similar thing! i think i am going to use my wedding website to send a "save the date" and then invites when i get back from jamaica - since the AHR will be about 4 months later.



          #5 megan224

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          Posted 08 February 2014 - 06:59 PM

          i sent std almost a year in advance...AHR is 3 months after our DW






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