Save the dates are a super important aspect of the wedding planning process not only because they are the first piece of your wedding that guests will see, but because it means the countdown to your special day is on! Now is your chance to give your guests a sneak peek of your wedding style and get everyone excited to celebrate your union.
There are a few routes to go when it comes to Save the Dates and that’s where Basic Invite comes in. If you haven’t heard of Basic Invite they are an online stationery design company with everything you need for your wedding stationery including Save the Dates and they have teamed up with me today to bring you a few save the date ideas and fill you in on why they’re so important.
Know your Options…
Since save the dates are much less formal than a wedding invitation you have the option to play around with the type of save the date as well as the design style. However, if you are an organized bride who wants a cohesive look from start to finish keep in mind your future wedding invitations. For example, if you’re planning on having rustic country wedding invitations try matching your save the dates to your favorite rustic design.
The good news… options are endless especially with Basic Invite as your vendor! They are one of the few websites with almost unlimited color options on every save the date and wedding invitation. And if you aren’t sure what you’re looking for you can play around with over 180 colors and endless personalization’s until you land on the perfect final product! They have over 800 wedding invitation sets each with a matching save the date!
This is where you have to decide as a couple what works best for you. Did you take engagement photos that you want to share or would you rather keep it simple? Is a standard style for you or is something unique more fitting? Ask yourself these questions and evaluate what works best.
Photo save the dates and non-photo save the dates are popular choices and what most of us are used to seeing. This is where playing around with different customizations will make your save the date stand out – such as color or card cut. But if you want something noticeably different try a magnet or postcard styled design and pair it with a bold envelope color.
No matter which option you choose make sure that your save the dates represent you and your big day!
So, why are save the dates such a big deal? Aside from kicking off your wedding festivities and making things real, save the dates give your guests a chance to start planning ahead in order to make it to your big day. Giving guests ample time to make plans, set aside money, and get a gift all show proper etiquette which your guests will appreciate!
Pro Tip: Before sending out save the dates, make sure that your date is locked in! That might mean booking your venue prior to creating your save the dates but having those major details in place first means not having to make date changes later.
If you’re ready to save the date with Basic Invite head over to their website today and don’t forget to use coupon code 15FFF51 at checkout for 15% off!
Special Thank you to Basic Invite for collaborating on this Guest Post. We continue to work with amazing wedding professionals like Basic Invite to make your overall Wedding Planning Experience a huge success!
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