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“I Am Mine”

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#41
Oct 11, 2012
 
Sublime1 wrote:
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I think the problem is, if you are like me, I'm not going to remember a date from something sent to me a year ago. I don't care if you send an airplane and write me a message in the sky and send me a gold plated invitation, surrounded by diamonds.
Heck, I only function in social society because of my wife. I wouldn't remember to go to any functions if it weren't for her. I think ever for her a year is too far out.
I'm not saying a year. Just saying that both things, an invitation AND a save the date card have the same information on it. If it is necessary to tell people 5 months ahead of time that they need to save the date, then by the time the invitation comes, they've already saved the date. At that point, the invitation becomes a riminder.

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#42
Oct 11, 2012
 
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>I'm not saying a year. Just saying that both things, an invitation AND a save the date card have the same information on it. If it is necessary to tell people 5 months ahead of time that they need to save the date, then by the time the invitation comes, they've already saved the date. At that point, the invitation becomes a riminder.
I think what you say is what is recommended.

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#43
Oct 11, 2012
 
Except save-the-dates don't come with an RSVP requirement. It's just a heads up. So you sent that out much earlier than invitations so people who have expensive flights/hotels to get can get the best deal. Or people with jobs with strict leave policies can apply for the time off from work.

And six months from now, I may not know what I have going on in my life that would conflict with a wedding. Certain weddings, I won't miss -- I'd miss mandatory work, a kid's sporting event, whatever. But more periphery weddings, when the invite comes 3-6 weeks ahead of the wedding, I will know if I have somethign important looming that I need to look into (mom scheduled surgery? Kid has a big school event that day?), etc.

Ask people to RSVP 8 months before the wedding and you're going ot get a lot of no shows, which you already paid for re: the caterer.

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#44
Oct 11, 2012
 
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>I'm not saying a year. Just saying that both things, an invitation AND a save the date card have the same information on it. If it is necessary to tell people 5 months ahead of time that they need to save the date, then by the time the invitation comes, they've already saved the date. At that point, the invitation becomes a riminder.
i'll have to cehck when i get home, but i think the two save-the-dates i have only have the kids' names and the weddign date on it, not even the city they're getting married in.

so it's more like an announcment in advance instead of after-the-fact.

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#45
Oct 11, 2012
 
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Except save-the-dates don't come with an RSVP requirement.
That does not change anything about the point I am making. The save the date card is, in essence, an invitation before the "real" invitation. What does an rsvp requirement matter? If you get a "real" invitation 6 months ahead of time, that does not mean you have to respond 6 moths ahead of time. B&G can still request a response closer to the actual wedding date. Once card fits all. If you need 6 months notice to make plans, here it is. If you don't know this far out if you can make it, that's cool too. Just let me know by March 15th.

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#46
Oct 11, 2012
 
Aisle Sitter wrote:
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i'll have to cehck when i get home, but i think the two save-the-dates i have only have the kids' names and the weddign date on it, not even the city they're getting married in.
so it's more like an announcment in advance instead of after-the-fact.
I'm sure that's what the one I got was like as well. But I think its pretty unlikely that someone can plan a wedding on a particular date & send out save the date cards, but not already know where they are having the wedding. So that info is readily availabe at that time.

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#47
Oct 11, 2012
 
And speaking of RSVP's, I don't know what your wedding was like, but as it got closer, we still had to go chase people down to find out if they were going to attend.

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#48
Oct 11, 2012
 
I'm surprised that Tonka hasn't suggested e-STDs or e-vites. I know, I know, tradition, old people, all that stuff. But I think for the majority of people in our society, e-everything would make it easier. And you could do way cooler graphics for much less cost than paper cards/invites.

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#49
Oct 11, 2012
 
Aisle Sitter wrote:
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i'll have to cehck when i get home, but i think the two save-the-dates i have only have the kids' names and the weddign date on it, not even the city they're getting married in.
so it's more like an announcment in advance instead of after-the-fact.
Wow, then it doesn't even give people information relating to making travel plans!

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#50
Oct 11, 2012
 
j_m_w wrote:
I'm surprised that Tonka hasn't suggested e-STDs or e-vites. I know, I know, tradition, old people, all that stuff. But I think for the majority of people in our society, e-everything would make it easier. And you could do way cooler graphics for much less cost than paper cards/invites.
I 100% agree, but why get in a fight you can't win? As we move more and more to a gloriously paperless society, I think paper wedding invitations will be the thing that people with cling to with the most force. I think in many/most weddings, people still try to incorporate a lot of historical traditions even when they do not do so in other aspects of their life.

e-STD's? That would definitely be an easier sell then e-wedding invites.

I think one way to ease into e-vites would be to start incorporating them WITH paper invites and requesting RSVP's online or over the phone as opposed to wasting money on prestaming all those RSVP envelopes. There a number of DIY boilerplate wedding sites where people can create their own wedding web page with all the pertinant info that needs to be shared.

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#51
Oct 11, 2012
 
Mister Tonka wrote:
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I 100% agree, but why get in a fight you can't win? As we move more and more to a gloriously paperless society, I think paper wedding invitations will be the thing that people with cling to with the most force. I think in many/most weddings, people still try to incorporate a lot of historical traditions even when they do not do so in other aspects of their life.
e-STD's? That would definitely be an easier sell then e-wedding invites.
I think one way to ease into e-vites would be to start incorporating them WITH paper invites and requesting RSVP's online or over the phone as opposed to wasting money on prestaming all those RSVP envelopes. There a number of DIY boilerplate wedding sites where people can create their own wedding web page with all the pertinant info that needs to be shared.
ITA. I would do this. Maybe send "real" invites to the old aunts.

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#52
Oct 11, 2012
 
Mister Tonka wrote:
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I 100% agree, but why get in a fight you can't win?
You have Angela AND me agreeing with you. You've already won.

;)

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#53
Oct 11, 2012
 
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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Wow, then it doesn't even give people information relating to making travel plans!
i think o ne of them has their website on it, and that had more info. but the other one, <shrug> i dunno. it's a guy i work with, and he sent an email aksing for addresses and it had teh date in there, so i think its a way for them to share the photos, or maybe they had a paper with more info for the family ones. he hasn't had much to do with the correspondence part of the wedding...

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#54
Oct 11, 2012
 
j_m_w wrote:
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You have Angela AND me agreeing with you. You've already won.
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yay! lets celebrate with a bra n panty tickle fight

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#55
Oct 11, 2012
 
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>yay! lets celebrate with a bra n panty tickle fight
I'm in. I'm already drinking wine. Ang?

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#56
Oct 11, 2012
 
Captain and Sierra Mist.

Heh I just heard of a joke by some dude (you'd know him, his name escapes me): "Clear liquor is for rich white women on diets."

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#57
Oct 11, 2012
 
oh! I know: Ron Swanson from "Parks and Recreation."

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#58
Oct 11, 2012
 
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Captain and Sierra Mist.
Heh I just heard of a joke by some dude (you'd know him, his name escapes me): "Clear liquor is for rich white women on diets."
Nice! Live the dream. I'm drinking pinot grigio from Italy. By way of Target. Jasper and I always drink red wine and I've only had white since he moved. And I've only used "our" dishes and wine glasses by myself... with friends, I've used "mine." Eh... it's part of the healing process.

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#59
Oct 12, 2012
 
My liquor store ran out of the box wine I was drinking, so I grabbed another brand . Thought it was $13 but turns out it was only $2.50
Unfortunately it pretty much tastes like it too.
I have been mixing the $2.50 Argentinian Cab with the $11.00 Italian Pinot. Its drinkable now.
j_m_w wrote:
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Nice! Live the dream. I'm drinking pinot grigio from Italy. By way of Target. Jasper and I always drink red wine and I've only had white since he moved. And I've only used "our" dishes and wine glasses by myself... with friends, I've used "mine." Eh... it's part of the healing process.

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#60
Oct 12, 2012
 
RACE wrote:
My liquor store ran out of the box wine I was drinking, so I grabbed another brand . Thought it was $13 but turns out it was only $2.50
Unfortunately it pretty much tastes like it too.
I have been mixing the $2.50 Argentinian Cab with the $11.00 Italian Pinot. Its drinkable now.
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One of our VPs was just telling me about boxed wine this morning. He said it's great because of the valve so you don't have to worry about opening a bottle and having it go bad... the valve keeps it fresh. Something to look into.

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