Post # 1
Finally! We decided on our date: June 11, 2011. No, I still do not know about graduate school. Therefore, August 20 may have worked. But, I am okay with our decision! The garden we are getting married in looked the best it has looked all summer around the date we chose anyway.
So, now it is time for save-the-dates to be figured out (among many other important things, of course). Or, so says the knot checklist. Honestly, I’m not sure if I’ll be doing save-the-dates. What do you bees think? Have you seen any fabulous ideas? You bees are always great with ideas and I look forward to reading them.
Post # 5
We’re getting married in June too, all of our paper products (Save the Dates, invites, etc.) are being designed by one of my college roommates who’s a graphic designer. She’s making us a post card type save the date, simple, to the point, no extra envelopes needed. You could also do magnets, or any of the other wonderful ideas out there these days. We decided to do the Save-The-Date Cards simply to help out our out of town guests, which 90% of them are, that way they can plan for tickets/hotels/whatever ahead of time.
Post # 6
I know what a relief that is.
As for the save-the-dates, have you picked out the style of wedding you want; i.e. formal, semi-formal, casual, etc. Do you want the save-the-dates to convey your theme or do you want to do something totally different. I got ours from magnetstreet.com and was very happy with them. I got magnets so potential guests could stick them on their fridge. I also DIYed and card to go with them and also included one of our engagement pictures. I sent them out 10 months in advance because the majority of our guests are out of state or out of country. You can see an example here: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/finished-our-save-the-dates
Save the dates are optional. If you don’t send them, your guests probably won’t miss them. They are just a nice added touch to forwarn people.
Post # 7
Thanks, bees! Yes, it is such a relief an excitement!
@noritake22: I guess I would put my wedding in the semi-formal category. I would probably want to keep the save-the-dates with our wedding theme or just neutral. Nothing too entirely random. We really don’t have many, if any actually, out of the area guests. I guess that is why I’m debating not using any.
I like the idea of using engagement photos (which, we’ll get in the next month or two!). Maybe an engagement photo incorporating our date? Seems cute and affordable to me. What do you think?