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.
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!
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!).