As people get busier by the day, the importance of save the date cards keeps increasing. Use of these cards is one of the most effective methods of gathering close friends and family to join you at your wedding. These are preferred by those couples whose loved ones live out-of-state and who can benefit from an advance notice of the upcoming wedding. Save the date cards make sure that your guests, your family and close friends in particular, keep the date of your wedding open when planning their schedules. Naturally, it is wise for you to send these cards soon after you have set your wedding date, especially if it is some months away or around a holiday.
It is true that proper etiquette doesn’t tell us to send these advance notices, but it is essential in today’s world so that your guests can make their planning and be present at one of the most important occasions of your life. Anyone who will need to travel to attend your wedding will find these save the date cards extremely useful as these will give them some time to finalize their travel preparations.
A save the date card can be made creatively in different varieties and designs. One of the favorite selections is magnet, because one can easily stick it to his/her refrigerator as a reminder. Some magnets can include a photo and some actually show a calendar of your wedding date month with your date circled for easy reference. The other type is called a scratch off card. It is something novel in the sense that your wedding date becomes visible only when the recipients of these cards scratch off an appropriate area on the card similar to lottery tickets. Better still, these cards come in attractive playful designs that will make your guests smile. Another type, the announcement card, is available in various designs, colors and themes from whimsical to more traditional. As so many varieties are available, a couple finds it easy to choose a card that best suits them. It will also be a nice idea if you can convey your wedding theme on these cards provided you are already aware of what it is going to be. For some personal touch, the couple’s shared hobbies, and even a photo of the two would look nice on these cards. You can ask your stationery store to personalize your cards and magnets as much as possible.
So save the date cards are indeed a necessity in many cases. Moreover, they make great keepsakes even after the “reminder” part of it has outlived its utility.