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Sending save the dates is a sure way to generate excitement for your upcoming wedding day and to get guests prepared to celebrate with you. Here’s what you should know before sending yours!
What do they do?
Save the dates are the preliminary announcement of your event. They are a nice way to let your guests know about your wedding date and location ahead of time so they can mark their calendars and start getting ready to attend your celebration. You can even give a hint of your wedding theme and style with the design of the save the date card you choose! Check out these examples:
Let guests know you’re having a formal wedding with modern flair by sending my Wedding Wear Save the Date in orchid.
Get your date noticed and introduce your spring wedding or flower wedding theme with my Blossom Border Photo Save the Date Magnet in margarita green.
If you are hosting a destination wedding or you have a lot of out of town guests, or your event falls on or near a holiday, it’s especially important to send save the dates. The reason for this is to allow travelers to save up for expenses, book cheaper travel, block rooms before they are unavailable, and plan their schedules around an entire weekend or extended weekend instead of just one evening out.
When to send
Typically save the date cards are sent out between six months and a year before the wedding. You do not have to have all your details locked into place when they go out, but be sure you’ve set your date, location and set aside room blocks for your guests’ accommodations. You can include travel agent and hotel information on a separate card sent with your announcement or you can refer guests to your wedding website for all travel information and assistance. The goal is to make it easy for them to attend, so the more information you provide on your save the date card and your wedding website, the better.
Stop back tomorrow for more great save the date ideas and advice! In the meantime, start shopping for the perfect save the dates!
…Because now all save the dates are on sale!
The offer ends Saturday, so get save the date shopping and place your order today!
Your save the date card has a big job to do. Not only must it tell guests about your wedding date and location and that an invitation will follow, it should also give guests a sense of your entire wedding style.
Whew – good thing you know about Jean M’s save the date cards! They’re available in beautiful colors, unique styles like save the date postcards and save the date magnets, and printed with photos for a personal, custom look.
Just look at the variety – and what they’ll say about your wedding:
(left to right)
Hints about your wedding style: bold, colorful, modern
Hints about your wedding style: romantic, sweet, flowery
Hints about your wedding style: bright, personal, unique
Hints about your wedding style: dramatic, elegant, fashionable
Shop all of our save the dates to find the one to introduce your wedding style perfectly!
Enjoy the hints!
Beach weddings are all the rage, and we’ve got the perfect Save the Date for yours! Whether you are having a destination wedding in a tropical location or a beach-themed wedding in your hometown, our Starfish Save the Date Postcard will help set that beachy tone.
The front of this postcard features an adorable starfish design with “Save the Date” printed in espresso ink. Your wedding date and location are printed in brown and your names are printed across the sand in white ink. The back of the postcard features a sky and sea image with your personalized text in espresso ink.
Not only will the Starfish Save the Date impress your friends and family, but the postcard format will save you money on postage too! Check out our entire selection of Jean M beach Save the Dates for more to choose from.
What better time to take a stroll down memory lane than before you make your marriage vows? Now you can share those memories with your guests in anticipation of the wedding day by sending out Memory Collage Photo Save the Dates.
Use childhood photos of the bride and groom, and then a current photo of the couple (your engagement photo would be perfect!) on this fun save the date; Your guests are sure to enjoy seeing your then and now photos!
What better place to show off your engagement photos than on your save the dates? Announce your upcoming wedding with “flare” using the new Snapshots Photo Save the Date cards!
This fun design incorporates your photos in a photo booth strip with the words Save the Date in white and fuchsia across a black background. Personalize the text with your names and wedding date in any ink colors and you’ll have a save the date worth framing!
Even before they see the dress, or the décor, or the flowers, guests will have an idea of what your wedding is all about. How? Because you'll have sent them an invitation and coordinating enclosure cards that capture your wedding style perfectly!
So think about the style you want for your invitation, then check the following items off your list to make sure you have a complete, coordinated invitation ensemble that's totally YOU!
Save the Dates: First things first — once you've set your wedding date, ask guests to save it by sending a fun and eye-catching save the date! Choose a design that matches your wedding style, or go fun and fanciful with save the date magnets or clever designs sure to get guests to mark their calendars right away. Choose a style that is a good representation of the event to come. Also, any of our invitations may be printed with save-the-date wording.
Wedding Invitations: They’re what introduce your wedding style to your guests, and they’re the first communication guests will receive about your wedding. So make sure your invitations capture your wedding style and hint at the formality of the event. The wording you choose for your invitations informs guests of the date, time and location of the ceremony, and most importantly reflects who you are as a couple.
Invitation Envelopes: Envelopes are more than just a way to mail your invitations — they can be customized to become part of the style of your ensemble. Colorful inner and outer envelopes that match your invitation paper are included with most invitations.
Printed Envelopes: Introduce your wedding colors in a unique and fun way by selecting "ooh la color" outer envelopes with colorful linings that peek from the edge. The envelopes are printed with your return address.
Printed Outer Envelopes: Create a cohesive look for your ensemble and save the time and hassle of writing your return address on each envelope by ordering your return address printed on the outer envelope flaps.
Reception Cards: You’ve worked so hard to create a reception look that will reflect your personalities and will make guests feel welcome. Show your excitement about the celebration that will continue after the ceremony by inviting guests to join you. Reception cards are just the thing to accomplish this. The cards list the times and locations of the reception, dinner, dance and other events.
Respond Cards: These practical little cards become fun when you start receiving them in the mail from guests, tallying their responses and reading their little notes about how much they’re looking forward to celebrating with you. You may also include menu choices on the respond card to provide accurate information to your caterer. Jean M offers you the unique option of ordering colorful envelopes for your respond cards. The price of respond cards includes printing the envelopes with your return address. Be sure to place a coordinating stamp on each envelope for guests’ convenience.
Note Folders: Attention to detail is everything in making your wedding a success. When you choose folded note cards that coordinate with your stationery ensemble and use them for pre-wedding correspondence and thank you notes, you’ll be carrying through the tone of your wedding style. Notes may be ordered with your maiden name monogram (for pre-wedding notes and bridal shower thank you notes), with your married name monogram or with your names. Note folders are available with your choice of our unique colorful envelopes.
You’d hate to have chosen the perfect ceremony and reception sites and have your guests not be able to find them, or not be able to book a hotel room for the weekend of your wedding. So make it easy for out-of-town guests to book hotel rooms and find your ceremony and reception sites by enclosing printed direction cards and accommodation cards with your invitations. Direction cards are printed with the directions you provide. For accommodation cards, include the name, address and telephone number or website of the hotel at which you’ve reserved rooms for guests, and the date by which they need to reserve rooms.
Here are some great ideas for putting together your invitation ensemble style!
Our "Piper" invitation in pink, espresso and a damask pattern.
Our "Lindsey" invitation in midnight and margarita.
And they’re affordable, too! Our partner, Ann’s Bridal Bargains has just released some brand new save the date options — guests are sure to jump at the chance to mark their calendars with YOUR date when they receive one of these in the mail!
Choose from save the date cards, save the date postcards (for even more cost savings) or save the date magnets for a fun keepsake.
Here’s just a sample of the new additions — and visit Ann's Bridal Bargains to see even more cool options! Save the Dates
Show your magnetic personalities and choose the color that’s perfect for your wedding.
A little funky and a whole lot romantic! Go with the color combo that fits your style.
Want the love birds look without the photos? Here’s your chance in a money-saving postcard — and it’s available in other pretty colors, too!
A stylish damask border in an economical postcard — what could be a better way to announce your big day? Check out the other color options, too.
Choose the photos and the color that will grab guests’ attention!
Small in size, BIG on impact! Pick a color for the border and get ready to make guests smile.
Remember to send save the dates as soon as you’ve set your wedding date. Send them to everyone on your guest list so guests will be able to get your date on their calendars and start making plans to celebrate with you. Sending save the date notices is especially important when you’re having a destination wedding or having it over a holiday — you’ll want guests to be able to make travel arrangements and book hotels right away.
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These days, all the little ways you cut costs can add up to BIG savings. And we’re here to make sure that saving money doesn’t mean sacrificing style and quality.
Our latest, budget-friendly wedding tip? Send save the date postcards to family and friends to announce your upcoming celebration. And include respond postcards in your invitations to make it easy for guests to reply.
The postcards are so stylish and eye-catching — guests are sure to mark down your date on their calendars right away!
The save the date postcards require no envelopes to mail, which makes them extra-affordable, and they require only postcard-rate stamps, saving you lots of money on postage.
Respond postcards also require no envelopes to mail — your return address is printed right on the card. You’ll want to be sure to apply a postcard-rate stamp to each one to make it easy for guests to fill out the card and just pop it in the mail to you.
The postcard paper is rich and heavy, and the colors are brilliant. And you can add your custom touch by choosing the font and imprint colors you want. The postcards are perfect for affordably setting a just-right tone for your special day and making sure you’re getting an accurate guest count.
Check out the save the date postcards and respond postcards available in all eight of our fabulous and stylish collections!