Monday, September 22, 2008

What do you think STD stands for?

In my internship we learned to use “children-ese” which is using words and phrases that children can understand. In the wedding world they have their own terms, abbreviations, and acronyms (STD) that could make your head spin if you don’t study up (or roll on the floor laughing).

STD: save the date(s)

It takes awhile to get use to reading this acronym and not laughing (or maybe for some gagging). So put on your serious cap (that is what I tell the kids) and learn on.

Mailing out (or even emailing) STD information is a great idea. They force you to make a guest list, it’s helpful for family or friends who need more than a 8 week notice, and for a family as spread out as mine (or a family that is not close) it’s nice that they get to see how Mr. Josh looks (and his family can see me).

I love magnet STD. I like this design:

Post card STD is great, too. Postage is cheaper, on the back you can write the accommodations information (that is one less insert for your invitation which means less weight), and you can make on them yourself on your computer.

STD gives couples the opportunity to show their personality. I have seen couples who enjoy playing the wii together use their miis instead of a picture of them. Couples, who love to read, write books, or full-time students would send their guest a book mark with the STD information. If you are having a destination wedding, you can send your guest STD using post cards from your destination (who would not want to get a STD with a beautiful picture of a beach). I could go on and on.

For me and Mr. Josh I tried to think of a creative STD that would show our personality. The only thing I could think of is a movie theme (a picture of us in the movies/concession stand, a movie ticket shape with our info, or a movie poster) or basketball theme (take a picture with Kevin Garnet, do you know him personally? If you do, hook us up…or take picture on the Celtic’s court, another hook up is in order for this). I have to think about it some more.

Oh yeah. In order to send out STD you have to have a solid date. Well, we don’t have a solid date we have perspectives dates:

June, 2009
September, 2009
December, 2009
March, 2010
June, 2010

I’m praying that the first date will work out (and that I will know early enough to send STD)but if it does not I have back up dates.

Have you seen an amazing and/or creative STD? If so details please.


Stephanie said...

You are so cute and I MISS YOU!!! I told myself I needed to call you today... but didn't. Ok so I'm a bad friend. But I'm glad you made contact first! That makes you the good friend! LOVE YOU!

Miss. Meme said...

i miss you too. you so silly. you are a great friend