Today, save the date cards are being used more and more due to the busy schedules that people endure on a daily basis. Save the date cards are extremely thoughtful ways for a bride and groom to notify the guests of their wedding date in advance, keep loved ones in the know, and allow their guests ample time to make sure they can join them for their special day. During extremely busy times of the year, using save the date cards is one of the best ways to make sure your guests do not have other plans on the day of your wedding.
What are Save the Date Cards?
Much like wedding announcements, save the date cards let guests know crucial details about your upcoming wedding. Save the date cards are similar to the announcements seen in newspapers, but are considered a bit more personal. These cards, which are sent to those you intend on inviting to your wedding, allow your guests to keep your wedding day open on their calendar months in advance of the big day. Save the date cards are especially useful if your wedding is planned for the summer season when people are more likely to have vacation plans, or near the holidays.
Busy Times of Year
Throughout the year, there are certain time periods when it seems as if everyone you know has plans. On specific holidays, such as President’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day, most businesses are closed and many people will plan to get out of town on a small retreat. Also, during major holidays such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Hanukkah, many people will have plans to go visit their families. Therefore, if you are planning your wedding around these busy times of year, save the date cards can be extremely beneficial for you and your guests.
The Guest List
As you plan your wedding, there are many factors to consider including location for the ceremony and reception, the time of the day in which it is held, your color theme, your accessories, your bridesmaids and groomsmen attire, music, food, flowers, choosing the invitations, and of course, the ever-important guest list. Once you have set a date, picked a venue, and called the caterer, you will not be able to avoid the task of putting together the guest list any longer. Soon after your guest list is finalized, placing your most important invitees at the top, you have the option of sending save the date cards to only the people who you feel must be in attendance on your big day.
What Save the Date Cards Accomplish
If you are planning your wedding around one of the busier times of year, and you do not want anyone to miss your wedding, sending save the date cards is critical. These handy and adorable announcements let important guests know details of your upcoming wedding day. Usually, save the date cards will inform them of what day, what time, and what state, your wedding will be. This allows your guests ample time to make their own plans and arrangements to join in the festivities. Receiving a save the date card in the mail will allow your guests to request time off from work, arrange for a babysitter, plan travel arrangements, and coordinate for your big day.
Save the Date Formats
While the traditional save the date card is a simple, one sided note card, with basic wedding information on it, there is a wide variety of more interesting formats that you can choose from. Aside from just a note card, save the date cards may also be brochures, magnets, postcards, letters, and emails. There is freedom to be as creative with your save the date cards as possible, so try to make an impression by considering the use of photos, posters, scrolls, or even coffee mugs. Depending on the time of year that your wedding is scheduled, your save the date cards can reflect that theme, or if it is already decided at this time, the theme of your wedding. If your wedding is held during a busy time of year, such as the holidays and summer time, try to coordinate both the season and your wedding into the announcement.
Using Save the Date Cards on a Budget
If you need to cut costs as you plan your wedding, you may consider purchasing save the date cards in bulk. This will, in the long run, be less expensive and extremely beneficial for you and your guests especially during busy times of the year. Also, you can consider only sending save the date cards to specific people on your guest list, perhaps guests who you know live far away and will need to make travel plans and additional plans for accommodations.
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