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I was just talking with a good friend of mine about another friend's wedding. Unfortunately, neither of us knows the date of their wedding - and we think it may be coming up within the next 6 months. We would like to save the date for their wedding, but without hearing from them as to when the wedding is, we can't keep a specific date open for their wedding.
And, I don't know about you, but sometimes my calendar can fill up as much as three to six months ahead. This can make being there for a friend very difficult. This is why sending a save the date wedding card can be extremely helpful to good friends and relatives. And why sending save the date wedding cards has become an increasingly popular and necessary thing to do.
Making your save the date wedding cards is not that difficult and does not have to cost a lot of money. Here are some recommendations to get you on your way:
Make a list of those nearest and dearest to you - you don't need to send your save the date cards to everyone you are inviting to your wedding; rather just close family and friends whom you want to make certain will be able to make it.
You can purchase cards ready-made for your computer at many office supply stores.
Making your save the date cards from scratch can be a fun way to get into the spirit of preparing for your wedding. Check out our article on how to emboss wedding invitations as one way of making your save the date wedding cards.
If you need to send a lot of save the date wedding cards, or would like to make them even lower in cost, consider using postcards as save the date cards. You can cut heavy paper into postcard-sized portions and then print your wedding information on one side of the cards. Or for a more fun and unique save the date wedding postcard, purchase postcards of the town your wedding will be in or postcards of the ceremony location and print the information on the blank side.
Since save the date wedding cards are a newer concept and less formal than engagement announcements, there is really no etiquette established for them. Thus, making computer labels for your send-to list is perfectly acceptable.
Don't forget to print your wedding website address on your save the date wedding cards so that your guests can stay up-to-date in the months to come.
Need to see a sample save the date card to help you out - I can do better than that! How about a sample save the date wedding card that you can save to your computer, change, and print out?!
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