Save the Date…Magnet, Postcard, Formal Card or Email?

The “Save the Date” card is now de rigor for the wedding ensemble.  And when you think about it, it makes sense.  As busy as everyone’s lives are, the more advance notice a bride can give her guests, the better.  Which reminds me…I need to get KK and Tyler’s sent out…
So add one more decision to the bucket of “To Do’s.”  You have to decide on which type of “Save the Date” you want to send.  This sets the tone of your wedding, really.  If you’re planning a relaxed affair, your “Save the Date” should reflect that.  If it will be formal, give your guests a heads up so they can plan proper attire.
Do you want to give your guests a chuckle, or do you want your “Save the Date” to be functional?
The top photo is from etsy.com.  You can insert your photos into this calendar magnet.
If you want to take a more economical route, send a postcard like the one below.  It’s cute and gets all the info out, while saving on design and postage.
You may choose to be more formal like the “Save the Date” above.  But be warned, cards such as these can be pricey, as well as labor intensive.  Do you REALLY want to address invitations TWICE?
A final option, and a great one, I think, is the “e-Save-the-Date.”  paperlesspost.com is a wonderful site for e-invitations of all kind.  You can be as fancy or as simple as you like.  Maggie and Rob used it, and attached a picture taken by the talented Matt Stauble of mattstaublemedia.com

What I love about e-save the dates is that you know right away if the card made it to your guests via your on-line dashboard.  No more wondering if it was accidentally stuck in a magazine via “snail mail.”  You can also request physical addresses at the time you send out your e-card for the wedding invitations.  And don’t forget, no postage, no addressing envelopes, and very competitive pricing.  The photo below is from their e-save the date.  mattstaublemedia.com

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