Five Ways to Send a Save the Date People Actually Save!
In recent years, with the help of social media and the web, wedding rituals—starting long before the “I do’s”—have become incredibly fun and creative. Included in the suite of materials: a Save the Date send months before the actual ceremony to allow guests more time to plan.
How to present the Save the Date can become one of the couple’s first tasks during an engagement. These important cards serve two functions: First, it lets your guests know well in advance when the wedding will be, which is helpful for busy schedules and those that will have to travel. Second, it truly sets the mood and tone for the impending wedding. Here are five creative ideas to get people to actually save your save the date!
1. An eye-catching magnet
It’s hard to throw away something as useful as a magnet and there are tons of ways to customize it to your taste. The best thing about a magnet save the date is people can literally open it in the mail and stick it on the fridge right away. That way it’s right in front of them until the big day, and later it can act as a subtle reminder of your anniversary!
2. A photo strip bookmark
People love photo strips, just look at the renewed popularity of photobooths! When you turn your photo strip into a save the date that also acts as a bookmark, your guests will love it even more. Most professional photographers can help you achieve the “photo booth look” so you don’t have to sacrifice great looking pictures to do this. Hold signs, find cute poses and send out a save the date to remember.
3. Seed paper
Seed paper is a great way to turn any card into something worth sharing and remembering! A unique handmade paper, seed paper has actual plant seeds embedded in it. When you plant the paper, the seeds actually sprout! Pair a plant marker or flowerpot with your wedding date on it with the decorative seed paper invitation. Just like any marriage, it starts with a seed that blossoms into a lifetime of love! It can work with just about any wedding theme!
4. A CD or Vinyl
Everyone loves music. Send out a mix tape of your favorite tunes and make sure your names and wedding date are in a pretty or funky font on the front. It will be a save the date to remember an you can incorporate all of those songs that remind you and your future partner of the time you’ve spent together so far.
5. A Passport Holder
Are you tying the knot somewhere outside of the country? What about sending everyone a passport holder with your save the date information inside? Make it a fun color and play up the wedding locale with your guests!
Save the dates are one of the happiest pieces of mail there is. It’s a chance to showcase your personality as a couple and you should really have a lot of fun with it. The memories of your wedding are going to last a lifetime, and your Save the Date is just the first step in making that memory a great one!