One of the first things that people want to do when they get engaged is to tell “everybody”. This is usually done through an announcement and even a small party. The primary question asked of the couple at the time that they announce the engagement is “have you picked a date?” Interestingly enough, a lot of people have not picked a date by the time they announce the engagement, but when they do it is usually followed up by a mailing of save the date cards.
Save the date cards are extremely simple and smart ways of getting the details about the wedding day to everyone you hope will attend, but there are a few “tips” for picking the most effective choices.
Firstly, you need to make the save the date cards something that can be posted in a visible spot such as a bulletin board or even on a refrigerator. This is to ensure that no one books another activity for your wedding day or weekend.
Secondly, you need to be sure that the cards are going to coordinate with the general color scheme or style of your wedding day. For example, you might find one of the photo cards appealing, but you should not use one that has bright and bold colors if that is not what the wedding day will feature.
Fortunately, these cards are now becoming such an essential part of the wedding planning process that you will easily find them in coordinating styles and colors to most of the popular invitations too. You can also elect to have very affordable and stylish custom cards made as well.
Don’t try to put too many details in these cards because they are meant only to give the time, date, and place. This lets guests understand if they can actually make the event, and allows them to pencil it in to their calendars immediately.