Do You Need Save-the-Date Cards?
When you decide to get married, you want everyone to know. If your friends and family are like most, they stay busy. The last thing you want is to choose a wedding date and have those special people not show up, where you are left with a large amount of wedding favors. Maybe you can avoid that with a helpful reminder.
Save-the-date cards are relatively new. Traditionally, when you decided to get married you called your mother and she took care of the rest. Now, people are spread far apart and stay in touch with technology. Mom can rest now that there’s email and text messaging.
These cards are a nifty way to let others know that you are tying the knot and have chosen a date. It is best to get the wedding date on everyone’s calendar as soon as possible.
Save-the-date cards are a current trend but they do serve a useful purpose. It is an inexpensive way to let people know about the wedding. Invitations can be pricey and sending them to people who may not attend is not cost-effective. Save-the-date reminders cost less and can reach a wider audience.
What’s more, there are some creative things that couples have done with these reminders to keep them from ending up in a pile on the kitchen table after it’s opened. Use some of these ideas to broadcast your plans.
• Create CDs. Using movie software on your computer, create a picture montage that includes your date for the love match. A bulk package of CDs can be purchased for about twelve dollars and you can burn them yourself.
• Use mugs and refrigerator magnets. Mugs would be great for local family and friends since you can deliver them door-to-door. Having a few dozen magnets printed up with your picture serves a dual purpose. It can hold other important notices on the fridge and be seen daily to remind your guests about the wedding.
• Design a calendar sheet. It looks like the pages you tear off of a desk calendar with the big date in the middle. Include an eye-catching design with your names and the location.
• Business cards. They are small and can fit into someone’s portfolio or day planner. You can also pin them to a cork board or post them on your fridge. Include all the relevant information.
It seems like a frill but save-the-date cards are an inexpensive way to get the word out. Just like wedding favors, people enjoy them. You can do them yourself so you can avoid the expense of paying someone else.