Sending out your save the dates is exciting because it’s your first chance to officially announce wedding info to guests! If you are like most brides, you may be wondering what the deal is with save the dates, and why do you need them since you will be sending out formal invitations down the road anyways? We encourage you to consider sending out save the dates once the date is set in stone, because they not only help you plan your guest list far in advance, but also bring more positive RSVPs.
Save the dates are usually sent out at least 6-9 months before the wedding date. This gets you in planning mode even earlier in the game. If you are expecting traveling guests, advanced notice means more of these guests can spare time to attend. Also, save the dates certainly share more than just the date. You’d be surprised how exciting it is to receive a save-the-date when you’re a guest. They get guests amped up for the big day!
Here is an ensemble of the most amazing inspirations out there for photo, graphics, and 3D save-the-dates. Let these lovely ideas get your creative juices flowing!
FUN PHOTO save-the-dates
Credits (clockwise top to bottom): Korie Lynn / Lauren Ross Photography / Studio This Is / JP Beato III Photography / Brittany Janelle / Memories by Aly / Luster Studio / Art + Life Photography / Creative Envy / Yellow Brick Graphics / Dawson Taylor / He and She Photography / Nostalgic Imprints / Mike Larson / Flickr / Krista A. Jones Photography / Natalie Franke / Jennifer Shaffer / 4thewedding
ROMANTIC PHOTO save-the-dates
Credits (clockwise top to bottom): Mink Cards / Design by Bittersweet / My August Press / My August Press / West Willow / Steep Street Photography / Fercute / New Borrow and Blue / Card Candy / Simple Simon Design
Credits (clockwise top to bottom): Sarah / Whimsy B. Designs / Shout Out / Wedding Chick / Pink Pigeon / Drippy Ink / Paper Culture / A La Carte Studio / A Visual Concept / Minted / Paper Culture / Citrus Press Co / Jen Simpson Design / One Ten Stationery / Jodi Cherry / Susan Brand
Credits (clockwise top to bottom):Da Sweetz Potz / Making the Moment / Martha Stewart Weddings / Martha Stewart Weddings / Michie May / Atheneum Creative / I Do Weddings / Wedding Window / Linda & Roland / Wedding Chicks / Martha Stewart Weddings