Wedding Invitations & Paper

Save the dates

Hi All,

We are about to send out our save the dates! About 50% of our guest list is out of town (1,000 miles it would be to travel for them to come) We want to put wording on our STD that  will make the point that they are wanted at the wedding, but if they can't come because of the distance, they will be in our hearts.

Anyone have a good wording for it? 

Thanks!!

Re: Save the dates

  • Just "Save the Date". We had the same scenario for our wedding. Our STDs just said "Save the Date for (name) and (name)'s wedding", a date, the city and state where it was taking place, and "Formal invitation to follow". We also listed our wedding website so people could see our hotel blocks, airport codes, and stuff.

    You could list your website and put a note there, but people know being invited doesn't mean you expect them to be there. All it means is that they're invited if they can make it.
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  • AddieCakeAddieCake Beyond the Wall member
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    People know they don't have to come. Disclaimers are not necessary.
    What did you think would happen if you walked up to a group of internet strangers and told them to get shoehorned by their lady doc?~StageManager14
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  • Jen4948Jen4948 Houston member
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    Hi All,


    We are about to send out our save the dates! About 50% of our guest list is out of town (1,000 miles it would be to travel for them to come) We want to put wording on our STD that  will make the point that they are wanted at the wedding, but if they can't come because of the distance, they will be in our hearts.

    Anyone have a good wording for it? 

    Thanks!!
    Since the whole purpose of a save-the-date is to convey exactly this message ("Hey, we're getting married on Date at Place, we hope you can join us but understand and will miss you if you can't"), there's no "special" wording you would use. All a save-the-date needs to say is your names, the date, the area, and "save the date."
  • Unless you're getting married at jury duty and are issuing summonses, all save the dates/invitations convey that message.

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  • Agree with other posters, just keep it simple "Save the date because John & Jill are getting married on October 1, 2015, Anywhere, USA, we hope you can come"
  • JennyColadaJennyColada Awesometown, CA member
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    I'm pretty sure that the Save the Date is what you use to get across the idea of "we want you to come", and the RSVP is what is used for the invitee to decide if they can attend or not.

    So you're good, you're already stating that idea by using a STD and invitation. No need for superlative information.

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