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Welcome back for more great ideas and advice on sending save the date cards for your wedding!
Everyone who receives a save the date card must also receive a formal wedding invitation. Plan out ahead of time if you will invite “plus ones” to the event. You should determine if guests, families or children will be welcome and make that clear on the envelope for the save the date as well as the invitation. This helps get the point across from the very beginning that kids may not be welcome or that you are asking your guest to come alone. The more times you can remind your attendees of their invitation, the less likely you will find yourself in the uncomfortable situation of accommodating unexpected guests.
What should they look like?
The beauty of a save the date is that the style, formality, colors or theme can tie into your event, but it can also be completely different to show off your hobbies and passions. If you and your fiancé have a love of theme parks but that pastime just isn’t appropriate for your black tie affair, take this time to theme your save the date, show a little personality and later structure your invitation to announce the formality of the event. If you are hosting a destination wedding, let guests know by sending a save the date card with a tropical design. Examples:
Set the tone for your tropical wedding with the beautiful flowers on my Polynesian Garden Photo Save the Date Card.
Let everyone know you’ll sweet on a bicycle built for two with the cute tandem bicycle design on my Tandem Hearts Save the Date.
For a fun touch, include an object that relates to your wedding with your save the dates, like an ornament personalized with your names, date and wedding location for a holiday wedding.
True to tradition
If you want to keep with tradition, only print your names, the date of your event, and the city and state (or country) in which your event will take place. Make a note on the save the date card that a formal invitation will follow so guests know to watch for it in the mail at a later date.
Are you ready to send your save the dates now? Great! Find the perfect save the date card for your wedding today!
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!
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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And the first step you should take once you’ve set the date and location is to send everyone on your guest list a save the date notice. Destination weddings often call for making travel plans and hotel bookings well in advance, and sending save the date cards not only get guests excited for your big day, they help them get ready to celebrate with you.
The snow outside has us dreaming of tropical locations — check out these fun save the date cards from Invitations by Dawn!
Perfect for your wedding at the beach.
Get guests ready for sandy beaches, frosty drinks and lots of tropical romance!
Send each guest a passport to romance!
Visit www.invitationsbydawn.com for more stylish save the date card to match your wedding theme!
Let’s face it — life keeps getting more hectic, and that means people’s schedules fill quickly. So how do you make sure guests will make your wedding priority? Send everyone on your list a great save the date card that not only informs everyone of your upcoming celebration, but that also entices them to mark your date on their calendars!
Save the date cards are especially important to send…
• when you’re planning a destination wedding and attendance will require a great deal of advance planning for guests in the form of time off from work, plane tickets, hotel reservations, securing passports and other paperwork and other details
• if your wedding falls during the busiest wedding months (summer and autumn) or near a holiday, when calendars get even more crowded
When should you send your save the date cards?
As soon as you’ve set the date and confirmed your ceremony. If you’re having a destination wedding or are celebrating around a major holiday, send your notices as soon as possible. As a general rule, save the date cards should be mailed at least six to nine months before the wedding.
What’s your style?
There are so many save the date card designs available that you’re sure to find just he right one to hint at the style of your upcoming wedding. Your save the dates can be in a similar color, style and design as your invitations for a cohesive look, or you can go with something totally different and eye-catching with your save the dates.
Here are some beautiful save the dates to give you ideas — browse our entire selection to find the one that’s perfect for introducing your wedding!
Show your magnetic personalities!
Your wedding in pictures!
Fresh, floral, fun — and your photo is a great surprise!
Old-world elegance for your modern wedding!
to get away from it all on your wedding day? Don’t underestimate the power of
the right stationery to help make everything go smoothly!
Save the dates are so important
when planning a destination wedding. They not only inform guests of your
exciting news and ask them to mark their calendars with your wedding date, they
also allow guests plenty of notice so they can arrange for time off, make
travel plans and reserve hotels and rental cars in prime holiday spots.
Choose a hot color and a fun shape to announce your tropical wedding! Square
custom save the date cards will let guests know everything important for attending your wedding.
Tell guests that there will be fun in the sun at your wedding with this
adorable save the date from Invitations by Dawn. The tiny umbrella is just too much!
Pink Floral Save the Date cards are bright, fresh and fun — and perfect for your tropical destination! The
white ink we feature here is unique and modern.
Show off your destination wedding style AND your magnetic personalities with
this colorful and beautiful hibiscus photo save the date magnet.
sure to print your save the date cards with “invitation to follow” — so be
sure the invitations for your
destination wedding are stunning! Invitations are the place to include all the
information guests will need to make plans to attend your wedding. If all the
info doesn’t fit on the invitation, use plenty of enclosure cards (respond
cards, accommodation cards, reception cards, map cards, etc.) to get your
Ribbon adds a splash of color to this beautiful invitation with a hibiscus
design from Invitations by Dawn.
Choose a colorful ink that matches the ribbon for an unforgettable look!
Here’s the ticket to paradise — a clever “boarding pass” invitation with a
palm tree design from Invitations by Dawn sure to delight your guests!
Sheer perfection — a beach scene printed in translucent paper! Guests will
almost feel the ocean breeze the moment they receive this beach-themed
invitation from Invitations by Dawn.
You get to choose the design and colors for our Jade invitation
— start dreaming of your wedding destination and get creative! Layer monochromatic
shades of blue to mimic the ocean, go bright and bold with fuchsia and orange,
or choose any combination that suits your style.
Life just seems to get busier and busier, and
with so much going on, it's hard to ensure that everyone you love will be able
to make time to celebrate your wedding with you.
One sure-fire way to get guests to mark their
calendars is to send each and every one of them a super-stylish, ultra-trendy
and oh-so-unique save the date! Check out our options — you're sure to find the
perfect one to get guests to save YOUR wedding date.
Show your "magnetic" personalities
by sending save the date magnets. Guests will surely give them a place of honor
on their fridges and filing cabinets to remind them of your wedding.
A bold purple, modern floral pattern and your
photo announce your wedding date in a fresh, stylish way! And the fun part?
Your photo is printed on the back, making the card an instant keepsake destined
for the photo album.
Your wedding date stands out beautifully on
this pretty-and-petite, aqua save the date card. If aqua's not your color, you
can also choose purple,
blue, pink and black petite cards, each with its own unique layout!
Choose the color that coordinates with your
wedding, and these save the date magnets will not only let guests know that
you're getting married, they'll introduce your big day with style!
Sleek cards are printed with a fun
save-the-date story in words and pictures — guests will be racing to put your
wedding date on their calendars! You get to choose the paper color for these
fun cards, making them a statement of your wedding style.
Our sweet and petite, bellaTINA save the
dates are printed with these beautiful layouts to make your save the date
announcement unique. The cards are available in all Jean M paper colors —
choose the one that sets the tone for your wedding!
guests receive this bright and bold save the date card, they're sure to take
notice of your wedding date and your trendy style! Your photo is printed on the
back of the card for a memorable personal touch.
your style while you save money — send these bold, vintage-inspired save the
date postcards! They don't need envelopes, they only require postcard-rate
stamps and they're sure to impress your guests.
— There's only two more days to save during our summer sale. Shop and order
impact your invitation makes doesn't stop at the invitation itself. Choose and
personalize envelopes that will "wow" your guests the minute they
receive your invitations in the mail!
one of our wedding invitations is available with your choice of personalized colorful envelopes. Mix
and match inner and outer envelope colors for an unforgettable impact. And then
get ready to personalize your outer envelopes to grab guests' attention and
give a hint of the style of the invitation inside.
outer envelopes may be personalized with your return address AND your choice of
monogram style or design for a touch of flair. Envelopes are flat printed in
the ink color of your choice and your choice of font, so you can match or
complement the ink color and font you chose for your invitations.
not just your invitation envelopes can be personalized! Your respond envelopes,
save the date envelopes and thank you note envelopes can also be personalized
with your return address to save you addressing time and give all your wedding
correspondence an extra personal touch.
If you want blank envelopes, shop our DIY envelope section and find colorful envelopes in multiple sizes.
Be sure to order 25 extra personalized envelopes when you place your order in
case of addressing mistakes.
sentimental and looking to incorporate some sweet and pretty style into your
wedding inspired by days gone by? You're not the only one! Vintage-theme weddings
are all the rage and we love the classic romance they exude.
we’ve put together a "Romantic Vintage" theme for your ceremony in
shades of pink and pewter to get you inspired. Just look at all the options you
have for mixing, matching and coordinating!
Old-fashioned icons are incorporated into your save the date wording to get
guests in the spirit for your wedding. We feature a princess pink Picture
Story Save The Date Card with a pewter envelope.
Rustic touches, like an aged planter complete with chic peeling paint, will add
to your ceremony's vintage allure.
Choose a location with ready-made ambience, like a bed and breakfast inn or a
historic hotel. The décor and old-world charm will set the stage perfectly for
your romantic event. (Our event took place at the Steever House Bed &
Layered invitations with a retro damask pattern will perfectly set the tone for
your vintage affair. Try our Gwen invitation with pink and pewter papers in the damask-patterned layout JM4290. Mail it all
in a pewter envelope for an attention-getting presentation!
Go totally sentimental with your dress and flowers for a look that is
undeniably romantic! Lace and pleating on your dress will call to mind vintage
bridal gowns, and a bouquet of softly colored roses is the perfect accent.
(photo by Get Married)
7. Greet guests with sweet, unique wedding
programs to make them feel included in your romantic ceremony. Our folded,
one-piece wedding programs are made from pewter paper and printed in pink ink for a soft and vintage look.
Choose a damask-style design like JM979 that coordinates with the invitation
layout featured above.
Make sure even our guest book is dressed in vintage-style elegance! Our
beautiful, white beaded guest book is the ultimate in elegance. A matching, beaded pen is included for elegant
Cater to tradition right down to your wedding garter! Our "pure
tradition" garter in white satin and chiffon is elegant, romantic and all-around beautiful.
tuned for Part 2 of our "Romantic Vintage" theme Monday, and get
beautiful ideas for your reception.
Want to make a great first impression of your wedding?
Send our bellaTINA™ Save the Date
cards — their petite, sweet and oh-so-unique style will definitely have guests
racing to mark your date on their calendars!
Our bellaTINA™ save the dates measure just 3 1/2"
x 6 1/4", but they're big on style plus they're very affordable! They're available in vertical
…or horizontal formats
and are printed with the beautiful layouts shown to make your save the date
The cards are available in all 23 Jean M paper colors to suit the tone of your announcement. Blank colored bellaTINA™ size envelopes
are included in your choice of color — mix, match and coordinate to your
Ordering is easy…
1. choose horizontal or vertical format
2. select your paper color
3. choose your layout / design
4. personalize with your wording, 2 ink colors and 2
5. select your envelope color