Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Wedding Wednesday: Save the Date

It's been 5 days since we started distributing our Save the Dates and it's such a joy seeing the expression on friends faces every time they get a first glimpse of our wedding day. 

When I grabbed hold of this pack from the printer, my heart skipped a beat. The kilig kind. Our set has come a long way, from the design process with the talented graphic artist, to the printer - which by the way - is a major headache! (it is safe to say that we're not having the invitation printed with them), to the casual calligraphy by the Cunanans and now the distribution! 

Yes, Save the Dates are fun! -(",)-*wink*

Some pointers from  Martha Stewart Weddings:

1. Save-the-date cards create the first impression that your guests will have of the wedding, so you want them to reflect the style of the event. 

2. Send save the date cards 4 to 6 months before the wedding to give guests time to book travel arrangements and accommodation. 

3. For a formal event, the cards can be worded simply: "Please save the date of Saturday, the ninth of November, for the wedding of  Ann Jones to Mark Brown". For a casual wedding, you might say something like "We're getting married! Please save the date: November 9, 2002, New York City"

4. You may want to put essentials in the card, itinerary of wedding events, map of the area, etc.

And as any typical Wedding Wednesday, allow me to share the Save the Dates I fancy on Pinterest.

Keeping it simple and structured

A little casual

I like that this one is handwritten, letter-pressed on a pretty paper

Now if you have those rockstar pre-nup photos, why don't you try something like this. I like the textured grey lines.

Now this is brilliant

If you want something vintage and scrabble-inspired, try this.

There are so many creative ways to present your Save the Dates. Personally, we find Save the Date essential, especially that our guests are coming from all over and we want them to feel that they are valued and we give them ample time to prepare so they can join us on our wedding day.

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