Once you have your venue chosen, date set, guest hotel booked and wedding website made, get busy on the save the dates cards, if you choose to have them.*
Remember that this can be the start of a cohesive theme so try to keep an eye on the big picture as you do so. 14 Stories works with a designer to create custom save the dates for our clients.
The save the dates are the first correspondence most people will have from you about your wedding. You can send these out up to a year in advance and preferably indicate the URL of your wedding website right on the card. This way your guests can make their own travel plans (if applicable) and make arrangements to take off from work, if needed.
While it’s nice to have the save the date be part of the cohesive stationery design, you can be completely whimsical if you prefer. I had a couple choose a save the date that looked like a flyer for a country music show because they met in Nashville. I had others choose a vintage postcard style and still others use save the date magnets.
My favorite online resources for wedding stationery are:
Those sites all do a nice job but in some cases you may need to disregard the hetero-norm language...but they'll all take good care of you.
*I say "if you choose to have them" because some couples don't. Skipping save the dates is an eco-chic approach to wedding planning. They are mostly necessary in the event you'll have many guests traveling from other states.
Are you planning to take a whimsical approach to save the date, or use them as the start of a cohesive design theme?
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