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Save the Date Ideas: From Crafty to Creative and Everything in Between!


If you’re debating whether to send Save the Dates, you’re not alone. While certainly not required, there are situations where they can be useful. From research we found save the date notifications should be used for destination weddings and are recommended for weddings held during busy times of the year. Sending save the dates allow your guests the opportunity to budget their time and make arrangements to attend. Hana, Co-Founder of Wedding Republic, recommends sending save the dates out 6-8 months before your set wedding date. So if Save the Dates are appealing to you, keep reading for some memorable options. 

After browsing the Internet for some creative save the date ideas, we found a few we loved. Record a video for family and friends. It doesn't have to be fancy, just whip out your iPhone and be your awesome selves! Upload your video to Youtube and send out the link for a much more interactive email announcement.

For a rustic look try Six Penny Blue Studio’s “Pencil Us In” announcements http://sixpennyblue.com/stationery/#!prettyPhoto[gallery]/5/. We love their elegant stationary, it’s just plain gorgeous!

For a playful announcement try a note with custom screen printed latex balloons with your names and date. We found custom printed balloons for less than a dollar each! Or you could try purchasing directly from the artist on ETSY, a website for craftmakers (see announcement IMAGE above) http://www.etsy.com/listing/114184494/nala-save-the-date-balloon .

Another fav perfect for beach weddings is a Message in a Bottle. Maybe even include a little sand or shells, so fun! http://www.mintdesignblog.com/2009/12/save-the-dates-from-small-stumpstudio-choo/

For more awesome ideas browse Peggy Wang’s article in BuzzFeed’s blog: http://www.buzzfeed.com/peggy/36-cute-and-clever-ways-to-save-the-date . Loving it!

We Used This Helpful Source to Write This Article:
Hana. “Wedding Etiquette: When do you send save the dates?” Wedding Republic. Wedding Republic, 06 March 2012. Web. 19 July 2013.  < http://weddingrepublic.com/blog/when-to-send-save-the-dates/ >

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