5.29.2012

{wedding wednesday: the save the dates}

I can’t believe it’s already Wednesday! I guess it’s true that the best part of a long weekend is a short week. It may only be only Wednesday, but it’s already a great week! And that is even with the food poisoning I got on Monday night…

Anyway, here we are again, at another Wedding Wednesday post.

Save the Dates

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Once you have set the date and chosen a venue, you may want to consider sending out save the dates to your guests.

Why

Include

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Rule One

You want to include any information that your guests might need to “save the date.” Other ideas might be to include a hotel that you’ve blocked off rooms for, your wedding website, and a note saying that a formal invitation will follow.

You might want to only send them to close friends and family, just in case you decide later on to reduce the guest list, or if you have a falling out with someone. Sending a Save the Date, and then reneging on that invitation, is one of the biggest wedding faux pas that you can commit. It’s just best that way, to avoid any hurt feelings.

Be Creative

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First Impression

And now, I have a special treat for all of you!

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That pretty card up there was designed by Jocie from Cards Etcetera, and she is offering one reader their own, custom Save the Date! Her cards are just beautiful, and she will create one for you and send you the image to print on your own! All you have to do is leave a comment below, letting us know that you’d like to be entered to win!

Link Up

Registry

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11 comments:

Jenna said...

I LOVE the first idea :) Something fun and different from the usual!

xxx
Jenna

Lindsay K {lastyearoftwentysomething} said...

Yes! Love the confetti idea! So fun! I love this series! So much great information!

megan said...

Aww man I am a week too late! I just ordered my save the dates last week! Oh well, I got a great deal from Wedding Paper Divas. Great post, as usual! :)

The Pink Growl said...

We are definitely doing Save the Dates, so I love these tips! Thanks!

Mollie said...

Cute ideas! My wedding is long over (we've been married 10 years!!) but I still love to look.

-Mollie
www.goodgolliemissmollie.com

Syndal said...

I love all the different save the date ideas floating around! It worked out perfectly for us to send ours as our holiday cards last christmas.

Bri Buzali said...

I love the "wedding wednesday" posts, they make me so excited for when I'm actually engaged and planning a wedding! I hope you're feeling better from your food poisoning!!!

Sarah said...

I just sent out our Save the Dates which were magnets. I would still love to be entered in the drawing and maybe she can help me design Thank You cards or other paper products. Her cards are beautiful! I also love the timeline Save the Date example. Thanks Joelle!

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Chrissi Holt said...

I am just about to start on our save the dates. Super exciting ! x

Courtney said...

I love this series!! You keep me coming back and I'd absolutely love to be considered for the save the dates. Getting married 6/22/13!!!