The Scoop on Save the Dates

Thinking of sending Save the Dates for your 2017 wedding? Here’s the scoop:

Timing

Ideally, Save the Dates are sent six to nine months before the big day. Plan on sending one to every guest on your list, even close friends and family. One card per family or couple is fine. It’s the best way to ensure guests reserve that day and it’s a wonderful keepsake. Save the Dates are especially helpful for out-of-town guests who will need to book travel and hotel arrangements.

Save the Date Postcard with Pumpkins

Design

Save the Dates designs often include an engagement photo. It’s the perfect way to use these images and your guests are more likely to keep/notice your announcement. However, using images is not required. Beautiful Save the Dates can be created using a monogram, backgrounds, wedding colors and stunning typography. For destination weddings a fun map or gorgeous travel image would surely get your guests excited!

Black Hills Save the Date Postcard

Styles

Three main styles dominate Save the Date options. Postcard style includes a photo or design on the front with simple text (names, date, location). The back of the postcard can include a few more details and must have room for address and a stamp. The Post Office also prefers a return address to listed on the back near the stamp.

The next most popular style is a magnet. Design on the front is similar to the postcard, but the back is fully covered with a thin, magnetic finish. When you order with Creative by Me, mailing envelopes are included! Many couples report back that these Save the Dates are the most kept as they conveniently stick right to the refrigerator.

Finally, a few couples decide to go with a simple card with a beautiful design or photo on the front and a blank back. These are also mailed in an envelope. This style is very classic and traditional and can be created in multiple sizes – from a small 4.5”x5.5” or traditional 5”x7” or even a unique 6”x6” square.

Magnet Save the Date with Calendar

With so many design and printing options, your Save the Date is assured to be a unique and special start to your wedding. Contact Michelle at Creative by Me to get started today!

*Prices range from $1.50 to $2.25.

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