Sanity-Saving Tips for Save the Dates

Posted by Claire on February 6th, 2014

Save the Dates are the first big decision (and purchase!) you will make for your wedding, and taking that leap can be a scary moment. If you haven't already started down the path to find the perfect Save the Date, these 5 tips will be an invaluable road map on your journey! Take a deep breath, read through all 5, and then get inspired to go out there and choose your very own! If you've already accomplished this exciting first step, comment below to share advice with other couples.

#1. Start Early: It is amazing how fast time can fly from the moment you get engaged to sending out your Save the Dates. From searching for the perfect stationery, to compiling your guest list and addresses, to getting engagement photos, there are some big hurdles you have to jump before these beauties are in the mail. But if you start now, you will be able to flawlessly follow the remaing four tips and have beautiful Save the Dates! 

#2. Picture Perfect: If you want to include a photo of you and your fiance on your Save the Date, choose the design before you have your engagement session so you know exactly what type of photo you need to match the stationery. This image worked perfectly for placing text on top, and the Save the Date is adorable!

#3. Fit the Feel: You may not be able to fathom your invitation design yet, but chances are you will already have a good idea about your wedding style. Match your Save the Dates with your wedding look and feel to create continuity that will make the big day that much better. 

#4. Get Creative: You don't want to break the bank for your Save the Dates, but adding a creative element to showcase your wedding style will get guests excited and share a little of your personalities even before the big day arrives. We love these state cut-out Save the Dates from August Blume:

#5. Go for a Magnet! Don't disregard a magnet Save the Date if it seems tacky to you. There are plenty of classy magnet Save the Dates out there, and since everyone puts them on their fridge anyway, it really is a fantastic option! Check out this beauty from Wedding Paper Divas

Do you have any Save the Date tips to divulge? Comment below to share your own experiences!

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