Sometimes simple is best! Post cards are a quick and easy way of telling your guests to save the date, book the day off work if necessary, buy that hat and book your babysitters! From florals to fonts, letterpress or foiled– anything you love can work here!
Look through the images to see some of the Save the Dates that I have created for couples over the years! Postcards, bookmarks, tags and wallets to name but a few!
So YOU said YES!
Congratulations on your engagement!
You have set the date and booked your venue! So what happens next?
Do we need to send out a Save the Date or Not?
My advise would be that if you would like to send something out to your family and friends then please do it approximately a year in advance and do give it some added value. By this I mean make them fabulous and useful, include a few details so that your guests can book accommodation or travel.
Please proceed with caution! When someone receives a Save the date card, they will automatically assume they are invited to the whole day! So only send these out to those people you plan to send daytime invitations to.
I completely understand that many couples do their own Save the Dates and I appreciate the need to stay within an already overstretched budget when planning a wedding but if you are going to purchase save the dates you need to consider how much to share at the early stage, especially if you haven’t quite decided on your bridesmaid colours or picked your flowers!
I love doing timeline Save the Dates as I get to be nosey and ask lots of questions but also because they are original and very personal. How many of your close friends and family know where and how you met, your first date or the details of the proposal?
These are typically made up of between five and seven drawings that represent significant moments in your relationship. These can then hand painted to fit in with your colour scheme or not – leaving you free finalise your choices at a later date.
No two timelines are ever the same and images used here can be incorporated into your on the day stationery.