Save the Date!
You’re engaged! One of the first questions thrown at an engaged couple is “Have you picked a date?!” The question is asked because friends & family are excited to celebrate. For some couples, the answer is immediate because they’ve been dreaming about this date for-ever! For others, time and research will determine their wedding date.
You do you, go at your own speed. But what happens once you do have the date? How do you officially get people excited for your wedding? Cue Save the Dates.
WHY SHOULD YOU SEND ONE?
A Save the Date is...well...an invitation to save the date! With [distant] geography playing such a huge role in modern relationships, giving your guests advance notice gives them plenty of time to plan their travel. Not to mention, we all have those people in our lives who don’t know what they are doing tomorrow let alone 6 months from now so why not get it on their calendar! Build the excitement!
WHEN SHOULD YOU SEND IT?
So, yeah, 6 months is usually plenty of notice for relatively local weddings. For destination weddings, it doesn’t hurt to send 7-8 months prior.
WHO RECEIVES A SAVE THE DATE?
Send to friends & family who’ve definitely made the red carpet guest list, your A list, even if you’re not sure they can make it. You wouldn’t want to get people excited who aren’t for sure receiving a formal invitation.
WHICH DETAILS SHOULD YOU INCLUDE?
Because a formal invitation will follow, keep your Save the Date simple in terms of detail.
Venue or city/state/country
Wedding website (only if you have one and have one that includes info on lodging, registry, weekend events, etc.)
HOW SHOULD I DESIGN A SAVE THE DATE?
The design of your Save the Date can set the tone for your wedding. It’s an opportunity to give guests a sneak peek into the colors, the aesthetic, the vibe. To help us show you the various ways to design your Wedding Save the Date Cards, we’re chatting with Basic Invite!
Basic Invite is anything but basic and has been a leader in the digital stationery world since 2006. They offer truly custom designs with over 180 colors, 100 font styles, a variety of card cuts, paper types, addressing...the options are pretty endless which means no matter what your style, you’re sure to find & design something you love! Here’s what we love about Basic Invite.
Basic Invite is one of the few websites that allows customers the ability to order a printed sample of their actual Save the Date. Touch it. See it. Love it!
(ALMOST) UNLIMITED COLORS
Basic Invite is one of the few websites that allows customers almost unlimited color options with instant previews online. Once you select a design you can change the color of each element on the card to over 180 different color options.
With over 900 Wedding Invitation Sets, you can match or coordinate your Save the Dates with wedding invitations, enclosure cards, menus, programs and even matching thank you cards!
This one is huge, because who wants to reach out to everyone they are inviting and manually enter addresses?! No one. Use their free address collection service to gather the info. Share a link. College addresses. Receive free envelope printing. Boom. Done!
SAVE THE DATE COASTERS
Maybe you want to do something besides a Save the Date card. How about a Save the Date Coaster?! Choose from over 90 professionally designed looks that can be personalized instantly to match your wedding colors, without limitation. Each coaster is printed using the latest print technology on a premium 200lb matte card stock, giving each a clean, crisp look.