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How to Pick the Perfect Save the Date Design

You’re engaged and you have your wedding date.  Now it’s time to find the perfect save the date to tell your family and friends to mark your date and begin making plans to spend this very special day with you.

Your save the date will be the first glimpse your guests will see about the day you are planning.  While your save the date design doesn’t have to follow the same exact theme or design as your wedding invitations, your save the date should represent you as a couple and follow the same general level of formality as your wedding. 

Below are our favorite five ways we suggest to pick your perfect save the date card design.

Are you Including a Photo?

Most couples are able to decide pretty easily whether or not they want to include a photo on their save the date.  If you aren’t sure, just remember there isn’t a right or wrong.

The key is to consider if you don’t have professional engagement photos, do you have a photo or photos that will work for a card.  Not sure?  Check out How to Pick the Right Photo for your Save the Date Card.

Are you going with a wedding theme or is there a unique way to express your personality?

Because there aren’t specific rules about what your save the date can be, they are a way for couples to have a little more fun compared to the wedding invitations which tend to be more formal even for a more casual wedding.

Many couples that order save the date bookmarks for example, tell us they are getting married in a Library, love reading, have jobs relating to books, etc.  Others just love that bookmarks are a more unique option for save the dates and give their guests a sort of “gift” that they can use for years to come.

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