Save the Dates 2010

Save the Dates are still a relatively new concept in weddings (they’ve really gained popularity over the last 10 years).  It is nice to give your guests a heads-up well in advance of when they’ll actually receive their invitations so that they can plan accordingly, especially if they are coming in from out of town and travel arrangements will need to be made.

Of course there are so many cute ideas for Save the Dates, but if you think the basic paper and ink routine is really soooo 2008, then don’t be discouraged.  Clever couples are doing everything from handstamping vintage hankies   (LOVE!) to having some serious photobooth fun.

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Of course you can buy things like magnets (except not everyone’s fridge is magnetic anymore) and calendar stickers as well.  These pens are a clever idea too!

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My personal favorite way to announce the Big News and ask family and friends to Save the Date is with a video.  You don’t have to be super fly with the camera or know how to do a bunch of special effects to make your video special (let’s face it….most of us are not like Dana and Hunter!).  A video is fun and sweet and you can email it to all your friends, post it on Facebook and Twitter and everyone will LOVE it!

Take a look at this adorable Save The Date I just received.  (The fact that I taught the Bride when she was in Kindergarten Sunday School is really not the point here…although I can’t, for the life of me, figure out how she went from being an adorable toothless five year old to this beautiful college graduate!).

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8 Responses to “Save the Dates 2010”

  1. Courtney D. Says:

    Wow, love this post. Save the Dates are so fun and these ideas are great. I can’t even decide which one is my favorite, I think it’s the photobooth though :)

  2. Sherry Says:

    Such cute ideas! I love the video. Seems like technology continues to make it easy for all of us to look like rockstars behind and in front of the camera! Very cute and sweet. I would love to receive a Save The Date like that from a friend. cute cute cute!

  3. Johnna Says:

    Yes, we were gonna do magnets but everyone seems to have stainless steel now. I love the video idea and this one is cute, especially if the couple really does play cards! Great way to show their personnalities. I would totally put that on our wedding website if we had done a video!

  4. Kate Says:

    These ideas are fabulous – I love them! But that video….how cute is that?

  5. Maggie Says:

    These are all great. What did we do before save-the-dates? I guess just call around on our rotary dial phones with the curly cord and hope everyone would be able to make it! HAHA!
    Very clever ideas (I love the hankies too!)

  6. Onna Says:

    Great Save the Date ideas. :) They have come so far. But that video just is so wonderful! How awesome it would be to receive one of those!

  7. Beth Says:

    Wow, those are some of the most original and darling Save The Dates I’ve ever seen!

  8. Lucky in Love at Banquetevent.com Says:

    Love, love, love the photo save the date!

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