Why Should We Send Out A Save the Date?

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We had such a great time meeting all of the newly engaged couples who came by our booth at Bridal Expo on Sunday! It gave us a chance to see what Edmonton is looking for in their wedding stationery, which helps us out a whole lot. With that said, let’s get talking about the first thing that should be sent out to your guests, a Save the Date card! Let’s discuss…

The number one question I get in consultations is, “what is a Save the Date?” or “do I really need to send out a Save the Date if it’s happening in town?” and all are great questions! A Save the Date card is just as it states, it’s a smaller notice sent out to your guests 9-12 months prior, informing them of your upcoming wedding day in the hopes that they will keep your wedding date in mind and book any holidays around it. It’s a great way to notify those near and far of your wedding date, the city and province that it will be happening in and that a formal invitation is to follow. My favourite way of doing a Save the Date card is incorporating one of your engagement photos, like this one below…

Notables SD brick building photo 057Save the Date photo by Kelsy Nielsen Photography, design by Notables Stationers

Whether all of your guests are traveling because you and your main squeeze have moved halfway around the world or your wedding will be happening in the same church that you and your fiancé were baptized in or you plan to discover a hidden gem along the cobblestone streets of Barcelona and you want all of your closest loved ones to join you, a Save the Date works in all of the above scenarios! They tend to be most popular with destination weddings but even if you are planning to say your “I do’s” in your home town in the middle of summer vacation high season, sending out a Save the Date will have serve the same purpose and will be just as effective. You may be wondering why you couldn’t just send out your invitations extra early and then just save on the cost. An important reason why sending out your invitations prematurely is a bad idea, is many people plan and book their lives well in advance. If you send something out 5 months ahead of the event, chances of everyone remembering are slim and may involve more work for yourself following up for replies. Another reason is because you may have a date picked out ahead of time, but nothing else booked or nailed down yet. If you are worried about your guests not having enough time to get their finances in order to pack up for a tropical getaway, send out a passport style Save the Date with a little more information, including your travel agents’ contact info or anything else you feel your guests need to know about as shown in this one below…

Notables Save the Date 2 Emily Smith 0971 - 72

Any and all of your stationery questions can be answered right here, so don’t feel shy to ask us anything! Book your appointment today to get started on the design process {you can even share your wedding Pinterest board with us!}.

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