Now let’s be honest I’m not the best critic to pass judgement on this subject and maybe there is a reason for it, but my cynical mind leads me down the path of yet another Americanism and way to bleed the happy couple dry.
Off the last six weddings I’ve had the honour of being invited too I have received four ‘Save the date’ cards. The two that saw sense and just sent an invitation were still rewarded with my presence as clever old me wrote the date down. Like if you know the date of your wedding then just send out the invitation. I can understand a ‘Save the weekend of July has we will be getting married around then’ but an actual ‘Save the Date (STD) is pointless.
I don’t see the point in sending out a card to say ‘Save this Date’ just send out the wedding invitation out earlier and if people can attend then they will RSVP. As all that ‘STD’ does is make people write a date down or maybe scratch down below.
I really don’t know what else to say, there is no need. You don’t send out a ‘STD’ for your Birthday party do you? Your local garage doesn’t send out a ‘STD when your M.O.T is due they just tell you. I really don’t know why people bother. Just txt or tell me when your special day is, or send me an actual invitation as then I will be more inclined to record the date in my calender as I know I have been Luckily enough to be part of a selected number who is celebrating your happiness.
So can anyone explain the meaning or origin of these pointless cards? I different think so.