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Creative Wedding Save the Date Ideas
I love Save the Dates – a brilliant idea to give your family a “Hey! We’re getting married” heads up to all your loved ones in advance so they can all look at their calendars , talk to travel agents and peruse hotel accommodation. I will be honest and admit that I did not know of this courteous card and if I had of known I would have used them!
A Save the Date is the initial invitation. It’s the announcement that you are going to get married, the date, time and location. No RSVP is required; this is just a notice so everyone who is on the guest list can make arrangements. Being the initial invite you of course can design and personalise your cards with cute photos etc… You can print it all on one side or use both sides of the card – one with “Save the Date” and overleaf the details of the impending nuptials.
Save the Dates are especially important if you are planning a wedding interstate or overseas, or are getting married over a school holiday period which enables your guests to get in first before the school holiday airfare and hotel rush, it allows your guests the time to start saving and organising their work and family schedules. Even send Save the Dates to those you know who are unable to make it but would still appreciate being kept in the loop and allowing them time to organise a wedding gift. Add a magnet to your Save the Date cards so your guests can put them up on the fridge – hard to miss! Most of all it creates that buzz, that excitement you get when you know there is a wedding around the corner and you are going to definitely be invited (I can’t imagine you would send a save the date to someone that you didn’t want at your wedding). It basically says to the guest “We love you and want you to be at our wedding so here are the details in advance xxx”.
Your save the dates can be in the theme of your wedding – use the same stationery designs for them as your wedding invitations and thank you cards. Australia’s #1 Wedding Shop has a gorgeous range of save the date cards for you to choose from (at a great price too which also includes printing!) Or you can DIY, why not get in and get creative? As your wedding planning progresses you may find yourself armed with a hot glue gun and embellishments at some point. To make your own cards why not consider these ideas:
*A photo of the two of you (Engagement photo or a favourite photo)
*Photos of the two of you as children (your parents will have a field day with this option!)
*A picture of “Save the Date” written in sand
*Picture of the two of you holding a “Save the Date” sign
*Photo booth photos of you mucking about and in each photo a card “Save”, “the”, “Date!”
*Caricature or favourite images
Any idea you can create to announce the upcoming event, be as serious or fun as you like. Print it all on one side or on the reverse side of the card print the details:
“Save the Date! ______________________ & _____________________ are getting married on [your wedding date] at [ceremony venue] with reception to be held [venue].”
Also remember to include that the formal wedding invite will follow! Now you have your idea, and your wording, next to look at is putting it all together. To do this, Pink Frosting stock the Martha Stewart range of paper embellishments such as butterflies, pearls, flowers, glitter and paper embossing and punch tools. Border the cards with flowers, butterfly or heart punch outs or stick-on pearl detail, or in one corner of the card a single punch cut-out. You could then glue it to a larger card in a different colour so the cut-outs pop (although if you want a smoother finish use double sided tape that way you avoid gluggy bits of glue seeping out or causing the colours of the card to bleed). Just keep in mind envelope size too – you don’t want a card that is too big and can’t be folded for posting.
Remember to add a magnet to the card so it can be kept up on the fridge or a little peg so they can peg it to their calendar or in their diary. Whether you are going to DIY or select pre-designed cards (which include magnets), Australia’s #1 Wedding Shop have the products and the tools to help you make your announcement to the world (well, friends and family at least).
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