She said yes…You told him Yes!
Now that you have picked out the date for your wedding day, it is time to let all your friends and family know when the special day is.
The trend of Save the Date cards has been popular for nearly a decade now and is helpful addition to your wedding day planning. Often Save the Dates are an expected courtesy in guest planning when your wedding date is on a high travel holiday weekend, an out of town location, or a destination wedding. You certainly do not need to send one if you don’t want to, but guests will appreciate the information and the extra time they have to get their travel arrangements in order. Save the Dates are also a great way to share with your guests some of the additional wedding info that you would not include in your invitations by providing a link to your wedding website*.
Lots of brides and groom ask when do I send out my Save the Date cards? What kind of information should I include? Fortunately this is really easy!
(really only necessary if you are planning a destination or out of state wedding)
*plan on a line at the bottoms to include your wedding website address, that will help your guest answers many of their question about locations, gift registry, and hotel information.
When should you mail them? 6 months prior to your wedding date is ideal, however if you are planning a destination wedding 8 months ahead of time allows guests to start planning their travel plans.
So now that you know what information to include and when to mail the cards out… what kind of Save the Date should you send? While the most popular Save the Date is a postcard with a picture of the bride and groom, there are no limits on what you can do! Just keep in mind that your Save the Dates is your guests first glance at your wedding day style so you will want to be thinking about your colors, theme, and styling of your wedding day stationary.
Wedding Chicks does a great job of providing templates for DIY Save the Dates and Invitations, each are easy to customize with your wedding colors and wedding information.
As Photo Booths at Wedding Receptions have gained popularity…so have Photo Booth Save the Dates! You can DIY it… or find help on Etsy… or you could partner your Wedding Photographer and your Stationer to get the photos and the work done for you!
Save the Date Post-It Notepads : Martha Stewart
Tip: many Save the Date card ideas are incredibility cute and funky (balloons, mini ribbon banners, cookies, etc) but a Save the Date that guests can hold on to are very helpful, so make sure that you have a printed piece paired with your uniquely you piece!
What about including a strip of 3 stickers with your Save the Date card? That way guests can mark up their calendars!
Are you tech saavy? What to do something very unexpected? how about a video Save the Date…you can post it on YouTube, share it on Facebook, Twitter, Email or even burn cd’s and mail the cd’s to all of your guests!
Great online options for Save the Date cards: both ideas or to order!
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