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Complete Guide To Save-The-Date Cards

COMPLETE GUIDE TO SAVE-THE-DATE CARDS ETIQUETTE AND INFORMATION 10 Q. Should we include a way to RSVP with our save-the-date? While extra-early RSVPS would ideally give you a head start on your head count, this plan has the potential to backfire. Your most organized invitees would undoubtedly mark their calendars in permanent ink and pop their reply cards in the mail, but other folks might not be so diligent. Q. What else should go on it? Save-the-dates began as a single card or item containing the basic information (couple's names, wedding date, and sometimes the location), but lots of to-be-weds are i specific details here, and less in the actual invitations such as a link to your wedding website where more in-depth information can be found. w choosing to include Q. Can we include registry info on our save-the-date? While your guests will likely want to know where you're registered, it's inappropriate to print this information on your save-the-dates or invitations. Gifts, of course, are not required, and guests know that they can ask around or call you or your parents to get this sort of scoop. Q. Do we have to send a save-the-date? As destination weddings and three-day weekends have become more standard, so have save-the-dates. And if you're marrying during high- travel times like a holiday weekend or summer a beach town, a save- the-date is an expected courtesy. Of course, you don't have to send one if you don't want, but it will give guests the heads up about your wedding plans. Between travel arrangements and busy schedules, sending a save-the-date will increase guests' chances of attending your celebration. And that's the goal, right? Q. When do you send them? As a general rule, it's best to start spreading the news around between 6 and 8 months prior to the ceremony although for some destination weddings the save-the-dates are sent a year in advance. This gives wedding guests plenty of time to book their travel, save a bit of cash, and ask for days off from work. Q. Do we have to send save-the-dates to everyone? Just to the people that you want to come to your wedding. Even if you've already received confirmations from certain guests, you still need to send them a save-the-date (bridesmaids, siblings, and parents). But remember: Only send to those that you definitely want to attend. Once these are in the mail, there's really no turning back. A AIL FIRST CLAS Ai, +1 Q. Do we need to add ,"and guest" or can that wait for the invitations? It's best to be clear about who's invited to the wedding, even this far in advance. Being up front about who's invited also gives families with uninvited kids ample time to plan for child care, and out-of-towners time to figure out hotel room shares. Q. What names should be used on the save-the-date cards? Always call your best friend's boyfriend by his nickname? Now's the time to find out what's on his birth certificate. By including the actual names of every intended guest on the envelope, you're less likely to have any assumed invitees (like your third cousin's new boyfriend), or general confusion (is your seven-year-old niece invited?). Q. What if we send save-the-dates and then change the date or location? This scenario is very unlikely, since no couple should send out formal wedding information before setting the plans in stone -- but stranger things have happened. In the event of an unexpected change of plans, your best bet is to update your wedding website, pick up the phone, and start spreading the word. You do have the option of sending out another mailing that explains the dilemma notice is the best way to avoid confusion. (If your wedding guest list is a bit overwhelming, enlist the help of your bridal party.) but a personal, verbal Q. Does it have to be a card? No way! Cards may be the simplest way to go, but a wedding save-the- date can be anything you want. Magnets are a common alternative, or you can even have the info printed on a fan, a photograph, even a bar of chocolate. Q. How do we decide on a style? Save-the-dates can be much more informal than the invitations, so have fun with the design. Most important, you want to create an item that gets a bit of attention and sets the tone for the rest of your wedding. SAVE-THE-DATE WORDING A Great Girl, A Great Man SAVE THE DATE! Save The Date, That's the Plan! JENNIFER EDWARDS Janice Elby AND & RICK TYLER Chris Grand ARE GETTING MARRIED On FRIDAY, JUNE 20, 2014 IN HONOLULU, HAWAII February 17, 2014 Atlanta, Georgia Formal Invitation to Follow INVITATION TO FOLLOW Please Save the Date of May 15, 2018 for the wedding of Caley Jones & Tim Wentworthe Danvers Mansion on Lavender Hill Please Save the Date! We will be getting married on May 24, 2018 Invitation and details to follow Wilson, Mississippi Nancy Wagner and Jim wells Invitation to follow Save the Date Save the Date June 9, 2018 to share in the joy of June 6, 2018 to celebrate the marriage uniting Yvonne Lutz and Rebecca and Michael John Muller as they are married Invitation to follow Invitation to follow The pleasure of your company is requested at the wedding of Dawn Bellane and Christopher Taylor on May 14, 2018 Seattle, Washington RESERVE THIS DATE YOUR PRESENCE IS REQUESTED AT THE WEDDING OF LISA AND NICK ON OCTOBER 31, 2018 BELLAIRE, FLORIDA INVITATION WILL FOLLOW Invitation will follow Phyllis and Mark Lewis look forward to celebrating with you at their daughter's wedding on November 21, 2018 Patchogue, New York Please reserve the date of April 23, 2015 for our wedding invitation and details will follow Monica Bloom and Invitation and uweekend Sean McBride itinerary to follow A romantic affair... It's written in the stars something special is in the air! that they were meant to be... So write it on your calendar * there's going to be a party! Kindly save the date for a tropical marriage celebration uniting Jessica Slate Save the date of June 1, 2015 for the marriage of Tina Wilson and Peter Bodkin on May 12, 2015 and Nassau, Bahamas Greg Flock Invitation and travel Invitation and details to follow arrangements to follow Save the Date Mary McConnell and A Great Girl, A Great Man Save the Date, That's the Plan! Steve Bruce are excited to announce their wedding date! April 23, 2013 Jessica Flynn & Daniel Dremsere are tying the knot! August 4, 2014 Invitation to follow Invitation to follow 20 CREATIVE SAVE-THE-DATE IDEAS NOTEP AD Save-the-date cards create the first impression that your guests will have of the wedding. Here are some creative ideas for save-the-date SAVE-THE-DATES cards that your guests will not forget. FOLDED HEART These cards unfold to reveal a weekend's worth of activities, which makes them ideal for weddings with multiple events. COCKTAIL RECΕΡΤΙΟΝ Hosting a laid-back bash with a focus on sipping and supping? Try printing save-the- date cards on elegant napkins, which suggest an afternoon or evening spent with POSTCARDS a cocktail in one hand and hors d'oeuvres in These charming save-the-dates prove good news can come in small packages, too. They can be used for destination theme weddings. the other, give loved ones a taste of what's to come. FOLDED ENVELOPE With its graceful calligraphy, this letter captures the romance of a love note from another era, but with a contemporary twist: It folds into its own origami-style envelope (a trick that works on any sheet of 8 1/2-by- 11-inch paper). BALLOON LOVE IS IN BLOOM Snail mail has never been quite so exciting. Upon opening their envelopes, your friends will be blown away by the surprise inside: balloons printed with the details of your day, attached to white cards bearing simple instructions. Simply blow up the balloon. For a wedding next Spring, consider sending a personalized plantable seed card. By the time the flower bloom, it will be time to celebrate! BOOKMARKS Remind guests of your wedding with every page they turn. МАТCHBOОК PERSONAL BAGGAGE Personalized luggage tags are a great way to get your guests packing for your destination wedding! Custom-printed matchboxes are a cute alternative to the classic card. They wink to the fireworks guests will see as you exchange vows, and double as keepsakes they can use long after the big day. BEACH BUMS Two beach bums planning SPINNER CARD to walk down an aisle of sand? Think about using flip-flop or boat-shaped cards. Just like a Cracker Jack box, this stationery comes with its own tiny toy: a spinner that reflects the playfulness of your relationship. When guests twist the strings and pull, it creates an image of a heart that's been pierced by Cupid's arrow. CREATIVE CALENDAR An all-time favorite done many different ways is the calendar. Invitation designers are creating cards that look like a mini calendar month with the date you've chosen SAVE-THE-DATE PENCILS Instead of sending traditional save-the-date cards, make it easy for guests to "pencil in" your wedding date with customized writing tools perfect for the job. circled or decorated or knocked out with a mini three-hole punch. SAVE-THE-DATE FOR FOOD LOVERS A pair of foodies getting hitched Italian-style? Print a great pasta recipe on the back. Or some brides favor save-the- date cookies, although you may have to send out a second reminder to all your sweet-tooth friends who might munch before they mark down your date! STICKERS SAVE-THE-DATE EMAILS A graphic email is another great option, but make sure to send a printed copy as well to your less tech-savvy guests. Guests are sure to remember your wedding day if all they have to do is peel and stick a reminder to their calendars. You can personalize adhesive labels at home. FOR MUSIC LOVERS Music lovers looking forward to an event with the perfect soundtrack? Send out your info as a label on a romantic mix CD. PHOTOGRAPHERS The hottest trend is a photo strip (the kind you create yourself on a beach boardwalk) with funny faces and the wedding date. In each of the four pictures, hold up a sign. 1) We're getting married. 2) save-the-date. 3) June 5. 4) Be there! FAVOR SAVE-THE-DATE Consider sending a gift that represents the location of your wedding. If you are getting married on the beach in Mexico, you might want to mail a mini set of maracas, along with a personalized bottle of sunscreen Digby Rose Sources http://wedding.theknot.com http://www.invitationconsultants.com http://www.marthastewartweddings.com http://www.letterpresslight.com COMPLETE GUIDE TO SAVE-THE-DATE CARDS ETIQUETTE AND INFORMATION 10 Q. Should we include a way to RSVP with our save-the-date? While extra-early RSVPS would ideally give you a head start on your head count, this plan has the potential to backfire. Your most organized invitees would undoubtedly mark their calendars in permanent ink and pop their reply cards in the mail, but other folks might not be so diligent. Q. What else should go on it? Save-the-dates began as a single card or item containing the basic information (couple's names, wedding date, and sometimes the location), but lots of to-be-weds are i specific details here, and less in the actual invitations such as a link to your wedding website where more in-depth information can be found. w choosing to include Q. Can we include registry info on our save-the-date? While your guests will likely want to know where you're registered, it's inappropriate to print this information on your save-the-dates or invitations. Gifts, of course, are not required, and guests know that they can ask around or call you or your parents to get this sort of scoop. Q. Do we have to send a save-the-date? As destination weddings and three-day weekends have become more standard, so have save-the-dates. And if you're marrying during high- travel times like a holiday weekend or summer a beach town, a save- the-date is an expected courtesy. Of course, you don't have to send one if you don't want, but it will give guests the heads up about your wedding plans. Between travel arrangements and busy schedules, sending a save-the-date will increase guests' chances of attending your celebration. And that's the goal, right? Q. When do you send them? As a general rule, it's best to start spreading the news around between 6 and 8 months prior to the ceremony although for some destination weddings the save-the-dates are sent a year in advance. This gives wedding guests plenty of time to book their travel, save a bit of cash, and ask for days off from work. Q. Do we have to send save-the-dates to everyone? Just to the people that you want to come to your wedding. Even if you've already received confirmations from certain guests, you still need to send them a save-the-date (bridesmaids, siblings, and parents). But remember: Only send to those that you definitely want to attend. Once these are in the mail, there's really no turning back. A AIL FIRST CLAS Ai, +1 Q. Do we need to add ,"and guest" or can that wait for the invitations? It's best to be clear about who's invited to the wedding, even this far in advance. Being up front about who's invited also gives families with uninvited kids ample time to plan for child care, and out-of-towners time to figure out hotel room shares. Q. What names should be used on the save-the-date cards? Always call your best friend's boyfriend by his nickname? Now's the time to find out what's on his birth certificate. By including the actual names of every intended guest on the envelope, you're less likely to have any assumed invitees (like your third cousin's new boyfriend), or general confusion (is your seven-year-old niece invited?). Q. What if we send save-the-dates and then change the date or location? This scenario is very unlikely, since no couple should send out formal wedding information before setting the plans in stone -- but stranger things have happened. In the event of an unexpected change of plans, your best bet is to update your wedding website, pick up the phone, and start spreading the word. You do have the option of sending out another mailing that explains the dilemma notice is the best way to avoid confusion. (If your wedding guest list is a bit overwhelming, enlist the help of your bridal party.) but a personal, verbal Q. Does it have to be a card? No way! Cards may be the simplest way to go, but a wedding save-the- date can be anything you want. Magnets are a common alternative, or you can even have the info printed on a fan, a photograph, even a bar of chocolate. Q. How do we decide on a style? Save-the-dates can be much more informal than the invitations, so have fun with the design. Most important, you want to create an item that gets a bit of attention and sets the tone for the rest of your wedding. SAVE-THE-DATE WORDING A Great Girl, A Great Man SAVE THE DATE! Save The Date, That's the Plan! JENNIFER EDWARDS Janice Elby AND & RICK TYLER Chris Grand ARE GETTING MARRIED On FRIDAY, JUNE 20, 2014 IN HONOLULU, HAWAII February 17, 2014 Atlanta, Georgia Formal Invitation to Follow INVITATION TO FOLLOW Please Save the Date of May 15, 2018 for the wedding of Caley Jones & Tim Wentworthe Danvers Mansion on Lavender Hill Please Save the Date! We will be getting married on May 24, 2018 Invitation and details to follow Wilson, Mississippi Nancy Wagner and Jim wells Invitation to follow Save the Date Save the Date June 9, 2018 to share in the joy of June 6, 2018 to celebrate the marriage uniting Yvonne Lutz and Rebecca and Michael John Muller as they are married Invitation to follow Invitation to follow The pleasure of your company is requested at the wedding of Dawn Bellane and Christopher Taylor on May 14, 2018 Seattle, Washington RESERVE THIS DATE YOUR PRESENCE IS REQUESTED AT THE WEDDING OF LISA AND NICK ON OCTOBER 31, 2018 BELLAIRE, FLORIDA INVITATION WILL FOLLOW Invitation will follow Phyllis and Mark Lewis look forward to celebrating with you at their daughter's wedding on November 21, 2018 Patchogue, New York Please reserve the date of April 23, 2015 for our wedding invitation and details will follow Monica Bloom and Invitation and uweekend Sean McBride itinerary to follow A romantic affair... It's written in the stars something special is in the air! that they were meant to be... So write it on your calendar * there's going to be a party! Kindly save the date for a tropical marriage celebration uniting Jessica Slate Save the date of June 1, 2015 for the marriage of Tina Wilson and Peter Bodkin on May 12, 2015 and Nassau, Bahamas Greg Flock Invitation and travel Invitation and details to follow arrangements to follow Save the Date Mary McConnell and A Great Girl, A Great Man Save the Date, That's the Plan! Steve Bruce are excited to announce their wedding date! April 23, 2013 Jessica Flynn & Daniel Dremsere are tying the knot! August 4, 2014 Invitation to follow Invitation to follow 20 CREATIVE SAVE-THE-DATE IDEAS NOTEP AD Save-the-date cards create the first impression that your guests will have of the wedding. Here are some creative ideas for save-the-date SAVE-THE-DATES cards that your guests will not forget. FOLDED HEART These cards unfold to reveal a weekend's worth of activities, which makes them ideal for weddings with multiple events. COCKTAIL RECΕΡΤΙΟΝ Hosting a laid-back bash with a focus on sipping and supping? Try printing save-the- date cards on elegant napkins, which suggest an afternoon or evening spent with POSTCARDS a cocktail in one hand and hors d'oeuvres in These charming save-the-dates prove good news can come in small packages, too. They can be used for destination theme weddings. the other, give loved ones a taste of what's to come. FOLDED ENVELOPE With its graceful calligraphy, this letter captures the romance of a love note from another era, but with a contemporary twist: It folds into its own origami-style envelope (a trick that works on any sheet of 8 1/2-by- 11-inch paper). BALLOON LOVE IS IN BLOOM Snail mail has never been quite so exciting. Upon opening their envelopes, your friends will be blown away by the surprise inside: balloons printed with the details of your day, attached to white cards bearing simple instructions. Simply blow up the balloon. For a wedding next Spring, consider sending a personalized plantable seed card. By the time the flower bloom, it will be time to celebrate! BOOKMARKS Remind guests of your wedding with every page they turn. МАТCHBOОК PERSONAL BAGGAGE Personalized luggage tags are a great way to get your guests packing for your destination wedding! Custom-printed matchboxes are a cute alternative to the classic card. They wink to the fireworks guests will see as you exchange vows, and double as keepsakes they can use long after the big day. BEACH BUMS Two beach bums planning SPINNER CARD to walk down an aisle of sand? Think about using flip-flop or boat-shaped cards. Just like a Cracker Jack box, this stationery comes with its own tiny toy: a spinner that reflects the playfulness of your relationship. When guests twist the strings and pull, it creates an image of a heart that's been pierced by Cupid's arrow. CREATIVE CALENDAR An all-time favorite done many different ways is the calendar. Invitation designers are creating cards that look like a mini calendar month with the date you've chosen SAVE-THE-DATE PENCILS Instead of sending traditional save-the-date cards, make it easy for guests to "pencil in" your wedding date with customized writing tools perfect for the job. circled or decorated or knocked out with a mini three-hole punch. SAVE-THE-DATE FOR FOOD LOVERS A pair of foodies getting hitched Italian-style? Print a great pasta recipe on the back. Or some brides favor save-the- date cookies, although you may have to send out a second reminder to all your sweet-tooth friends who might munch before they mark down your date! STICKERS SAVE-THE-DATE EMAILS A graphic email is another great option, but make sure to send a printed copy as well to your less tech-savvy guests. Guests are sure to remember your wedding day if all they have to do is peel and stick a reminder to their calendars. You can personalize adhesive labels at home. FOR MUSIC LOVERS Music lovers looking forward to an event with the perfect soundtrack? Send out your info as a label on a romantic mix CD. PHOTOGRAPHERS The hottest trend is a photo strip (the kind you create yourself on a beach boardwalk) with funny faces and the wedding date. In each of the four pictures, hold up a sign. 1) We're getting married. 2) save-the-date. 3) June 5. 4) Be there! FAVOR SAVE-THE-DATE Consider sending a gift that represents the location of your wedding. If you are getting married on the beach in Mexico, you might want to mail a mini set of maracas, along with a personalized bottle of sunscreen Digby Rose Sources http://wedding.theknot.com http://www.invitationconsultants.com http://www.marthastewartweddings.com http://www.letterpresslight.com COMPLETE GUIDE TO SAVE-THE-DATE CARDS ETIQUETTE AND INFORMATION 10 Q. Should we include a way to RSVP with our save-the-date? While extra-early RSVPS would ideally give you a head start on your head count, this plan has the potential to backfire. Your most organized invitees would undoubtedly mark their calendars in permanent ink and pop their reply cards in the mail, but other folks might not be so diligent. Q. What else should go on it? Save-the-dates began as a single card or item containing the basic information (couple's names, wedding date, and sometimes the location), but lots of to-be-weds are i specific details here, and less in the actual invitations such as a link to your wedding website where more in-depth information can be found. w choosing to include Q. Can we include registry info on our save-the-date? While your guests will likely want to know where you're registered, it's inappropriate to print this information on your save-the-dates or invitations. Gifts, of course, are not required, and guests know that they can ask around or call you or your parents to get this sort of scoop. Q. Do we have to send a save-the-date? As destination weddings and three-day weekends have become more standard, so have save-the-dates. And if you're marrying during high- travel times like a holiday weekend or summer a beach town, a save- the-date is an expected courtesy. Of course, you don't have to send one if you don't want, but it will give guests the heads up about your wedding plans. Between travel arrangements and busy schedules, sending a save-the-date will increase guests' chances of attending your celebration. And that's the goal, right? Q. When do you send them? As a general rule, it's best to start spreading the news around between 6 and 8 months prior to the ceremony although for some destination weddings the save-the-dates are sent a year in advance. This gives wedding guests plenty of time to book their travel, save a bit of cash, and ask for days off from work. Q. Do we have to send save-the-dates to everyone? Just to the people that you want to come to your wedding. Even if you've already received confirmations from certain guests, you still need to send them a save-the-date (bridesmaids, siblings, and parents). But remember: Only send to those that you definitely want to attend. Once these are in the mail, there's really no turning back. A AIL FIRST CLAS Ai, +1 Q. Do we need to add ,"and guest" or can that wait for the invitations? It's best to be clear about who's invited to the wedding, even this far in advance. Being up front about who's invited also gives families with uninvited kids ample time to plan for child care, and out-of-towners time to figure out hotel room shares. Q. What names should be used on the save-the-date cards? Always call your best friend's boyfriend by his nickname? Now's the time to find out what's on his birth certificate. By including the actual names of every intended guest on the envelope, you're less likely to have any assumed invitees (like your third cousin's new boyfriend), or general confusion (is your seven-year-old niece invited?). Q. What if we send save-the-dates and then change the date or location? This scenario is very unlikely, since no couple should send out formal wedding information before setting the plans in stone -- but stranger things have happened. In the event of an unexpected change of plans, your best bet is to update your wedding website, pick up the phone, and start spreading the word. You do have the option of sending out another mailing that explains the dilemma notice is the best way to avoid confusion. (If your wedding guest list is a bit overwhelming, enlist the help of your bridal party.) but a personal, verbal Q. Does it have to be a card? No way! Cards may be the simplest way to go, but a wedding save-the- date can be anything you want. Magnets are a common alternative, or you can even have the info printed on a fan, a photograph, even a bar of chocolate. Q. How do we decide on a style? Save-the-dates can be much more informal than the invitations, so have fun with the design. Most important, you want to create an item that gets a bit of attention and sets the tone for the rest of your wedding. SAVE-THE-DATE WORDING A Great Girl, A Great Man SAVE THE DATE! Save The Date, That's the Plan! JENNIFER EDWARDS Janice Elby AND & RICK TYLER Chris Grand ARE GETTING MARRIED On FRIDAY, JUNE 20, 2014 IN HONOLULU, HAWAII February 17, 2014 Atlanta, Georgia Formal Invitation to Follow INVITATION TO FOLLOW Please Save the Date of May 15, 2018 for the wedding of Caley Jones & Tim Wentworthe Danvers Mansion on Lavender Hill Please Save the Date! We will be getting married on May 24, 2018 Invitation and details to follow Wilson, Mississippi Nancy Wagner and Jim wells Invitation to follow Save the Date Save the Date June 9, 2018 to share in the joy of June 6, 2018 to celebrate the marriage uniting Yvonne Lutz and Rebecca and Michael John Muller as they are married Invitation to follow Invitation to follow The pleasure of your company is requested at the wedding of Dawn Bellane and Christopher Taylor on May 14, 2018 Seattle, Washington RESERVE THIS DATE YOUR PRESENCE IS REQUESTED AT THE WEDDING OF LISA AND NICK ON OCTOBER 31, 2018 BELLAIRE, FLORIDA INVITATION WILL FOLLOW Invitation will follow Phyllis and Mark Lewis look forward to celebrating with you at their daughter's wedding on November 21, 2018 Patchogue, New York Please reserve the date of April 23, 2015 for our wedding invitation and details will follow Monica Bloom and Invitation and uweekend Sean McBride itinerary to follow A romantic affair... It's written in the stars something special is in the air! that they were meant to be... So write it on your calendar * there's going to be a party! Kindly save the date for a tropical marriage celebration uniting Jessica Slate Save the date of June 1, 2015 for the marriage of Tina Wilson and Peter Bodkin on May 12, 2015 and Nassau, Bahamas Greg Flock Invitation and travel Invitation and details to follow arrangements to follow Save the Date Mary McConnell and A Great Girl, A Great Man Save the Date, That's the Plan! Steve Bruce are excited to announce their wedding date! April 23, 2013 Jessica Flynn & Daniel Dremsere are tying the knot! August 4, 2014 Invitation to follow Invitation to follow 20 CREATIVE SAVE-THE-DATE IDEAS NOTEP AD Save-the-date cards create the first impression that your guests will have of the wedding. Here are some creative ideas for save-the-date SAVE-THE-DATES cards that your guests will not forget. FOLDED HEART These cards unfold to reveal a weekend's worth of activities, which makes them ideal for weddings with multiple events. COCKTAIL RECΕΡΤΙΟΝ Hosting a laid-back bash with a focus on sipping and supping? Try printing save-the- date cards on elegant napkins, which suggest an afternoon or evening spent with POSTCARDS a cocktail in one hand and hors d'oeuvres in These charming save-the-dates prove good news can come in small packages, too. They can be used for destination theme weddings. the other, give loved ones a taste of what's to come. FOLDED ENVELOPE With its graceful calligraphy, this letter captures the romance of a love note from another era, but with a contemporary twist: It folds into its own origami-style envelope (a trick that works on any sheet of 8 1/2-by- 11-inch paper). BALLOON LOVE IS IN BLOOM Snail mail has never been quite so exciting. Upon opening their envelopes, your friends will be blown away by the surprise inside: balloons printed with the details of your day, attached to white cards bearing simple instructions. Simply blow up the balloon. For a wedding next Spring, consider sending a personalized plantable seed card. By the time the flower bloom, it will be time to celebrate! BOOKMARKS Remind guests of your wedding with every page they turn. МАТCHBOОК PERSONAL BAGGAGE Personalized luggage tags are a great way to get your guests packing for your destination wedding! Custom-printed matchboxes are a cute alternative to the classic card. They wink to the fireworks guests will see as you exchange vows, and double as keepsakes they can use long after the big day. BEACH BUMS Two beach bums planning SPINNER CARD to walk down an aisle of sand? Think about using flip-flop or boat-shaped cards. Just like a Cracker Jack box, this stationery comes with its own tiny toy: a spinner that reflects the playfulness of your relationship. When guests twist the strings and pull, it creates an image of a heart that's been pierced by Cupid's arrow. CREATIVE CALENDAR An all-time favorite done many different ways is the calendar. Invitation designers are creating cards that look like a mini calendar month with the date you've chosen SAVE-THE-DATE PENCILS Instead of sending traditional save-the-date cards, make it easy for guests to "pencil in" your wedding date with customized writing tools perfect for the job. circled or decorated or knocked out with a mini three-hole punch. SAVE-THE-DATE FOR FOOD LOVERS A pair of foodies getting hitched Italian-style? Print a great pasta recipe on the back. Or some brides favor save-the- date cookies, although you may have to send out a second reminder to all your sweet-tooth friends who might munch before they mark down your date! STICKERS SAVE-THE-DATE EMAILS A graphic email is another great option, but make sure to send a printed copy as well to your less tech-savvy guests. Guests are sure to remember your wedding day if all they have to do is peel and stick a reminder to their calendars. You can personalize adhesive labels at home. FOR MUSIC LOVERS Music lovers looking forward to an event with the perfect soundtrack? Send out your info as a label on a romantic mix CD. PHOTOGRAPHERS The hottest trend is a photo strip (the kind you create yourself on a beach boardwalk) with funny faces and the wedding date. In each of the four pictures, hold up a sign. 1) We're getting married. 2) save-the-date. 3) June 5. 4) Be there! FAVOR SAVE-THE-DATE Consider sending a gift that represents the location of your wedding. If you are getting married on the beach in Mexico, you might want to mail a mini set of maracas, along with a personalized bottle of sunscreen Digby Rose Sources http://wedding.theknot.com http://www.invitationconsultants.com http://www.marthastewartweddings.com http://www.letterpresslight.com COMPLETE GUIDE TO SAVE-THE-DATE CARDS ETIQUETTE AND INFORMATION 10 Q. Should we include a way to RSVP with our save-the-date? While extra-early RSVPS would ideally give you a head start on your head count, this plan has the potential to backfire. Your most organized invitees would undoubtedly mark their calendars in permanent ink and pop their reply cards in the mail, but other folks might not be so diligent. Q. What else should go on it? Save-the-dates began as a single card or item containing the basic information (couple's names, wedding date, and sometimes the location), but lots of to-be-weds are i specific details here, and less in the actual invitations such as a link to your wedding website where more in-depth information can be found. w choosing to include Q. Can we include registry info on our save-the-date? While your guests will likely want to know where you're registered, it's inappropriate to print this information on your save-the-dates or invitations. Gifts, of course, are not required, and guests know that they can ask around or call you or your parents to get this sort of scoop. Q. Do we have to send a save-the-date? As destination weddings and three-day weekends have become more standard, so have save-the-dates. And if you're marrying during high- travel times like a holiday weekend or summer a beach town, a save- the-date is an expected courtesy. Of course, you don't have to send one if you don't want, but it will give guests the heads up about your wedding plans. Between travel arrangements and busy schedules, sending a save-the-date will increase guests' chances of attending your celebration. And that's the goal, right? Q. When do you send them? As a general rule, it's best to start spreading the news around between 6 and 8 months prior to the ceremony although for some destination weddings the save-the-dates are sent a year in advance. This gives wedding guests plenty of time to book their travel, save a bit of cash, and ask for days off from work. Q. Do we have to send save-the-dates to everyone? Just to the people that you want to come to your wedding. Even if you've already received confirmations from certain guests, you still need to send them a save-the-date (bridesmaids, siblings, and parents). But remember: Only send to those that you definitely want to attend. Once these are in the mail, there's really no turning back. A AIL FIRST CLAS Ai, +1 Q. Do we need to add ,"and guest" or can that wait for the invitations? It's best to be clear about who's invited to the wedding, even this far in advance. Being up front about who's invited also gives families with uninvited kids ample time to plan for child care, and out-of-towners time to figure out hotel room shares. Q. What names should be used on the save-the-date cards? Always call your best friend's boyfriend by his nickname? Now's the time to find out what's on his birth certificate. By including the actual names of every intended guest on the envelope, you're less likely to have any assumed invitees (like your third cousin's new boyfriend), or general confusion (is your seven-year-old niece invited?). Q. What if we send save-the-dates and then change the date or location? This scenario is very unlikely, since no couple should send out formal wedding information before setting the plans in stone -- but stranger things have happened. In the event of an unexpected change of plans, your best bet is to update your wedding website, pick up the phone, and start spreading the word. You do have the option of sending out another mailing that explains the dilemma notice is the best way to avoid confusion. (If your wedding guest list is a bit overwhelming, enlist the help of your bridal party.) but a personal, verbal Q. Does it have to be a card? No way! Cards may be the simplest way to go, but a wedding save-the- date can be anything you want. Magnets are a common alternative, or you can even have the info printed on a fan, a photograph, even a bar of chocolate. Q. How do we decide on a style? Save-the-dates can be much more informal than the invitations, so have fun with the design. Most important, you want to create an item that gets a bit of attention and sets the tone for the rest of your wedding. SAVE-THE-DATE WORDING A Great Girl, A Great Man SAVE THE DATE! Save The Date, That's the Plan! JENNIFER EDWARDS Janice Elby AND & RICK TYLER Chris Grand ARE GETTING MARRIED On FRIDAY, JUNE 20, 2014 IN HONOLULU, HAWAII February 17, 2014 Atlanta, Georgia Formal Invitation to Follow INVITATION TO FOLLOW Please Save the Date of May 15, 2018 for the wedding of Caley Jones & Tim Wentworthe Danvers Mansion on Lavender Hill Please Save the Date! We will be getting married on May 24, 2018 Invitation and details to follow Wilson, Mississippi Nancy Wagner and Jim wells Invitation to follow Save the Date Save the Date June 9, 2018 to share in the joy of June 6, 2018 to celebrate the marriage uniting Yvonne Lutz and Rebecca and Michael John Muller as they are married Invitation to follow Invitation to follow The pleasure of your company is requested at the wedding of Dawn Bellane and Christopher Taylor on May 14, 2018 Seattle, Washington RESERVE THIS DATE YOUR PRESENCE IS REQUESTED AT THE WEDDING OF LISA AND NICK ON OCTOBER 31, 2018 BELLAIRE, FLORIDA INVITATION WILL FOLLOW Invitation will follow Phyllis and Mark Lewis look forward to celebrating with you at their daughter's wedding on November 21, 2018 Patchogue, New York Please reserve the date of April 23, 2015 for our wedding invitation and details will follow Monica Bloom and Invitation and uweekend Sean McBride itinerary to follow A romantic affair... It's written in the stars something special is in the air! that they were meant to be... So write it on your calendar * there's going to be a party! Kindly save the date for a tropical marriage celebration uniting Jessica Slate Save the date of June 1, 2015 for the marriage of Tina Wilson and Peter Bodkin on May 12, 2015 and Nassau, Bahamas Greg Flock Invitation and travel Invitation and details to follow arrangements to follow Save the Date Mary McConnell and A Great Girl, A Great Man Save the Date, That's the Plan! Steve Bruce are excited to announce their wedding date! April 23, 2013 Jessica Flynn & Daniel Dremsere are tying the knot! August 4, 2014 Invitation to follow Invitation to follow 20 CREATIVE SAVE-THE-DATE IDEAS NOTEP AD Save-the-date cards create the first impression that your guests will have of the wedding. Here are some creative ideas for save-the-date SAVE-THE-DATES cards that your guests will not forget. FOLDED HEART These cards unfold to reveal a weekend's worth of activities, which makes them ideal for weddings with multiple events. COCKTAIL RECΕΡΤΙΟΝ Hosting a laid-back bash with a focus on sipping and supping? Try printing save-the- date cards on elegant napkins, which suggest an afternoon or evening spent with POSTCARDS a cocktail in one hand and hors d'oeuvres in These charming save-the-dates prove good news can come in small packages, too. They can be used for destination theme weddings. the other, give loved ones a taste of what's to come. FOLDED ENVELOPE With its graceful calligraphy, this letter captures the romance of a love note from another era, but with a contemporary twist: It folds into its own origami-style envelope (a trick that works on any sheet of 8 1/2-by- 11-inch paper). BALLOON LOVE IS IN BLOOM Snail mail has never been quite so exciting. Upon opening their envelopes, your friends will be blown away by the surprise inside: balloons printed with the details of your day, attached to white cards bearing simple instructions. Simply blow up the balloon. For a wedding next Spring, consider sending a personalized plantable seed card. By the time the flower bloom, it will be time to celebrate! BOOKMARKS Remind guests of your wedding with every page they turn. МАТCHBOОК PERSONAL BAGGAGE Personalized luggage tags are a great way to get your guests packing for your destination wedding! Custom-printed matchboxes are a cute alternative to the classic card. They wink to the fireworks guests will see as you exchange vows, and double as keepsakes they can use long after the big day. BEACH BUMS Two beach bums planning SPINNER CARD to walk down an aisle of sand? Think about using flip-flop or boat-shaped cards. Just like a Cracker Jack box, this stationery comes with its own tiny toy: a spinner that reflects the playfulness of your relationship. When guests twist the strings and pull, it creates an image of a heart that's been pierced by Cupid's arrow. CREATIVE CALENDAR An all-time favorite done many different ways is the calendar. Invitation designers are creating cards that look like a mini calendar month with the date you've chosen SAVE-THE-DATE PENCILS Instead of sending traditional save-the-date cards, make it easy for guests to "pencil in" your wedding date with customized writing tools perfect for the job. circled or decorated or knocked out with a mini three-hole punch. SAVE-THE-DATE FOR FOOD LOVERS A pair of foodies getting hitched Italian-style? Print a great pasta recipe on the back. Or some brides favor save-the- date cookies, although you may have to send out a second reminder to all your sweet-tooth friends who might munch before they mark down your date! STICKERS SAVE-THE-DATE EMAILS A graphic email is another great option, but make sure to send a printed copy as well to your less tech-savvy guests. Guests are sure to remember your wedding day if all they have to do is peel and stick a reminder to their calendars. You can personalize adhesive labels at home. FOR MUSIC LOVERS Music lovers looking forward to an event with the perfect soundtrack? Send out your info as a label on a romantic mix CD. PHOTOGRAPHERS The hottest trend is a photo strip (the kind you create yourself on a beach boardwalk) with funny faces and the wedding date. In each of the four pictures, hold up a sign. 1) We're getting married. 2) save-the-date. 3) June 5. 4) Be there! FAVOR SAVE-THE-DATE Consider sending a gift that represents the location of your wedding. If you are getting married on the beach in Mexico, you might want to mail a mini set of maracas, along with a personalized bottle of sunscreen Digby Rose Sources http://wedding.theknot.com http://www.invitationconsultants.com http://www.marthastewartweddings.com http://www.letterpresslight.com COMPLETE GUIDE TO SAVE-THE-DATE CARDS ETIQUETTE AND INFORMATION 10 Q. Should we include a way to RSVP with our save-the-date? While extra-early RSVPS would ideally give you a head start on your head count, this plan has the potential to backfire. Your most organized invitees would undoubtedly mark their calendars in permanent ink and pop their reply cards in the mail, but other folks might not be so diligent. Q. What else should go on it? Save-the-dates began as a single card or item containing the basic information (couple's names, wedding date, and sometimes the location), but lots of to-be-weds are i specific details here, and less in the actual invitations such as a link to your wedding website where more in-depth information can be found. w choosing to include Q. Can we include registry info on our save-the-date? While your guests will likely want to know where you're registered, it's inappropriate to print this information on your save-the-dates or invitations. Gifts, of course, are not required, and guests know that they can ask around or call you or your parents to get this sort of scoop. Q. Do we have to send a save-the-date? As destination weddings and three-day weekends have become more standard, so have save-the-dates. And if you're marrying during high- travel times like a holiday weekend or summer a beach town, a save- the-date is an expected courtesy. Of course, you don't have to send one if you don't want, but it will give guests the heads up about your wedding plans. Between travel arrangements and busy schedules, sending a save-the-date will increase guests' chances of attending your celebration. And that's the goal, right? Q. When do you send them? As a general rule, it's best to start spreading the news around between 6 and 8 months prior to the ceremony although for some destination weddings the save-the-dates are sent a year in advance. This gives wedding guests plenty of time to book their travel, save a bit of cash, and ask for days off from work. Q. Do we have to send save-the-dates to everyone? Just to the people that you want to come to your wedding. Even if you've already received confirmations from certain guests, you still need to send them a save-the-date (bridesmaids, siblings, and parents). But remember: Only send to those that you definitely want to attend. Once these are in the mail, there's really no turning back. A AIL FIRST CLAS Ai, +1 Q. Do we need to add ,"and guest" or can that wait for the invitations? It's best to be clear about who's invited to the wedding, even this far in advance. Being up front about who's invited also gives families with uninvited kids ample time to plan for child care, and out-of-towners time to figure out hotel room shares. Q. What names should be used on the save-the-date cards? Always call your best friend's boyfriend by his nickname? Now's the time to find out what's on his birth certificate. By including the actual names of every intended guest on the envelope, you're less likely to have any assumed invitees (like your third cousin's new boyfriend), or general confusion (is your seven-year-old niece invited?). Q. What if we send save-the-dates and then change the date or location? This scenario is very unlikely, since no couple should send out formal wedding information before setting the plans in stone -- but stranger things have happened. In the event of an unexpected change of plans, your best bet is to update your wedding website, pick up the phone, and start spreading the word. You do have the option of sending out another mailing that explains the dilemma notice is the best way to avoid confusion. (If your wedding guest list is a bit overwhelming, enlist the help of your bridal party.) but a personal, verbal Q. Does it have to be a card? No way! Cards may be the simplest way to go, but a wedding save-the- date can be anything you want. Magnets are a common alternative, or you can even have the info printed on a fan, a photograph, even a bar of chocolate. Q. How do we decide on a style? Save-the-dates can be much more informal than the invitations, so have fun with the design. Most important, you want to create an item that gets a bit of attention and sets the tone for the rest of your wedding. SAVE-THE-DATE WORDING A Great Girl, A Great Man SAVE THE DATE! Save The Date, That's the Plan! JENNIFER EDWARDS Janice Elby AND & RICK TYLER Chris Grand ARE GETTING MARRIED On FRIDAY, JUNE 20, 2014 IN HONOLULU, HAWAII February 17, 2014 Atlanta, Georgia Formal Invitation to Follow INVITATION TO FOLLOW Please Save the Date of May 15, 2018 for the wedding of Caley Jones & Tim Wentworthe Danvers Mansion on Lavender Hill Please Save the Date! We will be getting married on May 24, 2018 Invitation and details to follow Wilson, Mississippi Nancy Wagner and Jim wells Invitation to follow Save the Date Save the Date June 9, 2018 to share in the joy of June 6, 2018 to celebrate the marriage uniting Yvonne Lutz and Rebecca and Michael John Muller as they are married Invitation to follow Invitation to follow The pleasure of your company is requested at the wedding of Dawn Bellane and Christopher Taylor on May 14, 2018 Seattle, Washington RESERVE THIS DATE YOUR PRESENCE IS REQUESTED AT THE WEDDING OF LISA AND NICK ON OCTOBER 31, 2018 BELLAIRE, FLORIDA INVITATION WILL FOLLOW Invitation will follow Phyllis and Mark Lewis look forward to celebrating with you at their daughter's wedding on November 21, 2018 Patchogue, New York Please reserve the date of April 23, 2015 for our wedding invitation and details will follow Monica Bloom and Invitation and uweekend Sean McBride itinerary to follow A romantic affair... It's written in the stars something special is in the air! that they were meant to be... So write it on your calendar * there's going to be a party! Kindly save the date for a tropical marriage celebration uniting Jessica Slate Save the date of June 1, 2015 for the marriage of Tina Wilson and Peter Bodkin on May 12, 2015 and Nassau, Bahamas Greg Flock Invitation and travel Invitation and details to follow arrangements to follow Save the Date Mary McConnell and A Great Girl, A Great Man Save the Date, That's the Plan! Steve Bruce are excited to announce their wedding date! April 23, 2013 Jessica Flynn & Daniel Dremsere are tying the knot! August 4, 2014 Invitation to follow Invitation to follow 20 CREATIVE SAVE-THE-DATE IDEAS NOTEP AD Save-the-date cards create the first impression that your guests will have of the wedding. Here are some creative ideas for save-the-date SAVE-THE-DATES cards that your guests will not forget. FOLDED HEART These cards unfold to reveal a weekend's worth of activities, which makes them ideal for weddings with multiple events. COCKTAIL RECΕΡΤΙΟΝ Hosting a laid-back bash with a focus on sipping and supping? Try printing save-the- date cards on elegant napkins, which suggest an afternoon or evening spent with POSTCARDS a cocktail in one hand and hors d'oeuvres in These charming save-the-dates prove good news can come in small packages, too. They can be used for destination theme weddings. the other, give loved ones a taste of what's to come. FOLDED ENVELOPE With its graceful calligraphy, this letter captures the romance of a love note from another era, but with a contemporary twist: It folds into its own origami-style envelope (a trick that works on any sheet of 8 1/2-by- 11-inch paper). BALLOON LOVE IS IN BLOOM Snail mail has never been quite so exciting. Upon opening their envelopes, your friends will be blown away by the surprise inside: balloons printed with the details of your day, attached to white cards bearing simple instructions. Simply blow up the balloon. For a wedding next Spring, consider sending a personalized plantable seed card. By the time the flower bloom, it will be time to celebrate! BOOKMARKS Remind guests of your wedding with every page they turn. МАТCHBOОК PERSONAL BAGGAGE Personalized luggage tags are a great way to get your guests packing for your destination wedding! Custom-printed matchboxes are a cute alternative to the classic card. They wink to the fireworks guests will see as you exchange vows, and double as keepsakes they can use long after the big day. BEACH BUMS Two beach bums planning SPINNER CARD to walk down an aisle of sand? Think about using flip-flop or boat-shaped cards. Just like a Cracker Jack box, this stationery comes with its own tiny toy: a spinner that reflects the playfulness of your relationship. When guests twist the strings and pull, it creates an image of a heart that's been pierced by Cupid's arrow. CREATIVE CALENDAR An all-time favorite done many different ways is the calendar. Invitation designers are creating cards that look like a mini calendar month with the date you've chosen SAVE-THE-DATE PENCILS Instead of sending traditional save-the-date cards, make it easy for guests to "pencil in" your wedding date with customized writing tools perfect for the job. circled or decorated or knocked out with a mini three-hole punch. SAVE-THE-DATE FOR FOOD LOVERS A pair of foodies getting hitched Italian-style? Print a great pasta recipe on the back. Or some brides favor save-the- date cookies, although you may have to send out a second reminder to all your sweet-tooth friends who might munch before they mark down your date! STICKERS SAVE-THE-DATE EMAILS A graphic email is another great option, but make sure to send a printed copy as well to your less tech-savvy guests. Guests are sure to remember your wedding day if all they have to do is peel and stick a reminder to their calendars. You can personalize adhesive labels at home. FOR MUSIC LOVERS Music lovers looking forward to an event with the perfect soundtrack? Send out your info as a label on a romantic mix CD. PHOTOGRAPHERS The hottest trend is a photo strip (the kind you create yourself on a beach boardwalk) with funny faces and the wedding date. In each of the four pictures, hold up a sign. 1) We're getting married. 2) save-the-date. 3) June 5. 4) Be there! FAVOR SAVE-THE-DATE Consider sending a gift that represents the location of your wedding. If you are getting married on the beach in Mexico, you might want to mail a mini set of maracas, along with a personalized bottle of sunscreen Digby Rose Sources http://wedding.theknot.com http://www.invitationconsultants.com http://www.marthastewartweddings.com http://www.letterpresslight.com

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