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Kick off your wedding with “Save The Date” cards

Posted By Molly W On March 24, 2010 @ 7:00 am In Wedding | 6 Comments

Congratulations on your engagement, now its time to start your wedding process. Don’t get too overwhelmed yet-all that you have to do right now is think about your save the date.

Save the Date cards [1] are a great way to kick off your wedding day. The general etiquette is to put your save the date in the mail six months prior to the event. However-if you are planning a destination wedding it is a good idea to get those save the dates out earlier so friends can figure out their travels. That gives you plenty of time to find the perfect invitation and wedding theme.

For those of you who are saying to yourselves “how can I send out a save the date if I don’t know my color palette yet?” don’t worry! Save the dates should express the two of you as a couple, not your wedding colors. Use whatever format feels most comfortable for you-no need to stress yourself out too early on!

Some couples love to use their own photography, others love to use a design piece to evoke their big day or set a celebratory tone.  I say choose what feels most comfortable for you.

Do you want a modern look showcasing your unique photos-choose a black background to make your photos pop.

Is your style classic with a more formal photo- choose colors that reflect the season your big day will be in. Or is it a design that truly expresses your personal aesthetic or perhaps the mood of you big day? Whatever direction you take remember to stay true to who you are as a couple. Trust me, the invitation will be a much more involved process so relax, have fun and happy save the date making!

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