Why is this pre-invitation so important?
It serves as a reminder for the guests to feed the date in their calendar but it is also the very first impression that you will leave on your guests. There are a number of things you must keep in mind before you get your Save the Date designed, as it should be in line with the rest of the theme and the color scheme. Once you have finalized important details such as the venue, date and time of the ceremony, it’s time to send in the information to your loved once and keep them in loop.
If you want to be creative with your big announcement you can use one of these ideas to go beyond the norm and make your save the dates stand out.
- Photo Envelope Liner
Surprise your guests with a photo on the envelope liner instead of the card. It gives a fun and unexpected detail to your card to give a unique feel. Use a solid color liner around the envelope to make the picture stand out.
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- Lazer cut Cards
If you feel sending photos in your save the date would be too cliche, yet you do not want your announcement to be too simple, send in a lazer cut card that can be used as a fridge magnet or even a bookmark.
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- Info-graphic timeline
It is a fun and modern way to incorporate your wedding story in the Save the Date Card. It also lets your guests experience the journey you both have taken together as a couple. This card can also be sent as soft copy attachment in the mail saving you the time and money that goes in getting the cards printed. The jpeg can be embedded to the email which can be linked to an online RSVP platform for their guests to confirm their presence at the wedding.
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- Layered Vellum save the Date
Add elegance to the Save the Date card with just a photo or a simple card with necessary details by layering it with a velum paper. In order to add more glamour to the card, the information on the vellum paper can be foil printed, the paper then can be layered on top with a paper fastener.
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- Sending a goodie
Send in a goodie bag which not only reminds them of your special date when they receive it, but every time they use it. If you are an environment enthusiast, be the trend, send in a canvas bag and support the ban on plastic bags.