Wedding planning can be a hectic time for the bride and groom as they decide on the wedding venue, colors, receptions and honeymoon. Pre-wedding planning can be difficult for guests as well, especially individuals with busy schedules or for those that will need to travel to attend the wedding.
Printing save-the-date cards give guests the heads up and brief information about the wedding, which can help them plan in advance.
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Traditionally, save-the-date cards lists the bride and groom’s name, date of the wedding and the location of the ceremony. This information can help guests to make travel plans, weigh the expenses of the trip and take off work if necessary.
Save-the-date cards are more than just information; they often coincide with the wedding theme and color scheme. Additionally, the design can allow the bride and groom to express what type of wedding ceremony and reception will occur.
Designing a Save-the-date Card
Have fun with the design. You’ll want to create a save-the-date that gets a little attention and sets the tone for the wedding weekend. Is the wedding being held at a beach resort? Try to include fun beach colors or include flip flops and sand into the design. Also, you can include fun facts about the resort and even include events that guest may be interested in during the wedding weekend.
If you want a more traditional save-the-date, you can always add shimmer by selecting our pearl metallic paper stock and include the wedding colors. The save-the-date is a great way for you to introduce wedding colors.
As mentioned above, the primary information should include the names of the bride and groom, wedding location and the date. Some wedding couples mail the cards with a preliminary RSVP to get an idea of the number of those possibly attending. Because they are sent out before any wedding plans have been finalized, the numbers may be inaccurate.
Additional information can include a brief descriptions of the wedding events such as bride/groom welcome breakfast, rehearsal dinner and send off breakfast or brunch. It’s best not to include registry information or information about events that are for a selective group.