LIWW: Save the Dates

Hey All,

Today I thought we’d do a companion piece to last weeks post. As I mentioned then, save the dates are optional. Some examples of when you should really go ahead and do it are:

1. If you are getting married right in the  middle of wedding season. Especially if you’re at an age where so many of your friends are getting engaged.

2. If you have a lot of people who will have to travel. The earlier people can make travel arrangements, the better.

3. If you decide to go the non-weekend route. There are advantages of this but the disadvantages for your guests include needing time off work, especially if traveling, and they will need time to decide and get that day or those days off from work.

Save the Dates are also a great way to have a little fun and show off your personality. No need to set the tone yet, the invitations really will do that. This is just the beginning of the congratulations and gives people a chance to ask about wedding websites. It’s also a fantastic way to make sure you have everyone’s addresses. Save the dates can also be done by email or phone without anyone feeling like they missed out on something so it’s win-win.

Some fun ideas include: a video like the one Kate MacKenzie (no relation) from Without a Hitchdid with her fiance-commercial style, funny pictures, pictures taken somewhere important to you as a couple, have fun with it. The biggest thing is to just let people know they should plan on having plans 🙂

Let me know: who’s doing save the dates and who did them. If you aren’t or didn’t, feel free to tell me about that too.

Lots of Love,

Sarah McKenzie

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  1. Snappy Cat Says :

    Posted on June 13, 2013 at 11:58 am

    We did Save the Dates…they were postcards from Zazzle of a Pennsylvania license plate that said “SVTHEDATE.” We also included the URL of our wedding website so that guests could find out more details (hotels, ceremony/reception location, things to do, etc.). From what I heard, everyone liked them and found them helpful!

    • admin Says :

      Posted on June 13, 2013 at 12:50 pm

      That sounds super cute! I love the idea!

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