Save-The-Dates can be an informative, fun and creative way to announce your wedding long before invitations are sent out. These announcements not only provide your attendees with valuable information such as the date and location of your wedding, but set the overall tone of it as well. Be mindful that Save-The-Dates should be sent out between six months to one year from your wedding date, depending on whether it is local or out of town. This will give your guests plenty of time to make necessary preparations to ensure their presence on your big day. Save-The-Dates come in all forms, the design is completely up to you. However, I would recommend something that can be easily sent through the postal service . Below are some ideas that I found to be great at portraying the overall theme of each type of wedding (Great News…most are DIY!)
1) Vintage Theme. Here, you can collect various handkerchiefs and stamp them with a custom ordered stamp detailing your wedding.
2) Rustic Theme: This one may take a little while but well worth it. You will need: Paper and Cardstock of your choice, pencil, Birch wood slices, paint, a fine paint brush, power drill, twine, Xacto knife, hole punch, letter and number stamps (and animal if needed.)
3) Formal Theme: The Save-The-Date pictured portrays a formal affair with the use of bold colors (white and black) and elegant calligraphy.
4) Modern Theme: This can be fun and edgy so play with it. Think about block colors and shapes! The Save-The-Date pictured outlines the couple’s story and events leading up to the engagement. (This can be both DIY or professionally done.)
5) Destination (Beach) Theme: These bookmarks are super easy. You will need: Cardstock paper cut into bookmark shapes, hole punch, colored twine or yarn, a printer and a seashell stamp.
Lots of Love,