Celebrate with save the date cards
It finally happened. You are sporting that pretty rock on your finger. You have picked the day to get married and now you need to send save the date cards! Or...should you?
Short Story: Yes! You should always send Save the Date cards. If not for yourself, do it for your guests.
Top Reasons for Sending Save The Date Cards:
1. Announce Your Engagement
Use your save the date cards to announce your engagement. Let the whole world know!
2. Introduce your Theme
If you have chosen a theme, colors, or anything else, this is the perfect time to let your guests know so they can prepare and match your style.
3. Show off Engagement Photos
You spent all that time looking absolutely beautiful for your engagement photos. Your save the date card is the perfect place to give your guests the chance to see you and your soon to be at your best.
4. Guaranteed Guest List
Save the date cards should only go to the guests you want at your wedding. Once this list is complete, you will have your complete guest list. This will make sending invitation much easier.
5. Time to Save
Weddings can be expensive. Not only for you, but also for your guests. A well-timed save the date card can let your guests prepare to attend by saving money to pay for flights, dress clothes or gifts for you. Let them know early!
6. Make The Day Real
When you send your first save the date card. You are declaring to the world, this is happening, I am getting married, and this is when. Make the whole process feel real by taking this step. You will feel great!
Top Mistakes When Sending Save the Date Cards:
1. Not Being Specific Enough
If you already know the location, theme or that you are going to let your guests bring a plus one, let them know in your card! Your guests need to have all the information they need to plan to be there for your wedding. Your save the date card is the place to do it.
2. Not making it personal
You might not have the venue, color scheme or dress picked out. But you have your husband picked out, right? Be sure to send a card that really illustrates your story, your bond or something you both love, like your pets. This is your time to shine!
3. Sending them too late
The earlier you can let your peeps know that they are going to be invited to your fabulous wedding, the better. It takes a lot of advanced notice to book hotels, get time off from work and prepare. Additionally, some people will need the extra time to save money so they can go. Do them a solid and let them know as early as they can.
4. Pick the right people
This should go without saying, but you should only send save the date cards to people you actually want to be at your wedding. This will make sure there are no hurt feelings.
There you have it!
Save the date cards are still an incredibly vital part of any wedding. Stay classy with your guests and give them advanced notice and a chance to experience your engagement with beautiful save the date cards.
If you are looking for inspiration, tips or want to discuss making your save the date cards with us, let us know! We will handcraft the perfect save the date card to celebrate your engagement and your wedding.
Remember, first impressions last forever. Send the perfect card!