Happy Wednesday friends! I know I’ve been slacking on this series but the holidays and New Years were crazy! I hope some of you got engaged since my last wedding Wednesday post (Congrats if you did!!) since today we’re going to talk about Save the Date ideas! If you did get engaged over the holidays be sure to check out some of my earlier posts on taking great Engagement Photos and How to make the best registry.
I’ve done a lot of research (I just got married a few months ago!) and the experts recommend sending out your save the dates 6-8 months before the wedding. We knew half of our guests would be traveling across the country and we wanted them to have plenty of time to book their flights so we sent ours out around the 7 month mark. Choosing what style of save the date to send out can be tricky so I’ve came up with my favorite five trends to share with you today!
Top 5 Save the Date trends
We sent out magnets so naturally this is my favorite idea! We were invited to EIGHT (yes, 8!!!) other weddings last year so by March or April our fridge was covered in so many beautiful save the dates but we were running out of ways to keep them up. We hoped that our save the date magnet would be able to help our friends keep other save the dates such as post cards up on their fridge…
2. Post Card
Sending out a post card was our runner up idea and seemed to be the most popular amongst our friends who were also getting married last summer. The best perk of sending a post card instead of anything that has to be mailed in an envelope is that you can use post card postage which could end up saving you major $$$!
Photo from Pinterest
When I was living with roommates in Virginia I remember they received a save the date like this in the mail and I thought it was the most creative idea! I’ve since seen lots of these on Pinterest and still love this!
4. Calendar Sticker
This is another idea I’ve seen pinned over and over again and I believe Something Turquoise was one of the first sites to share a full tutorial on how to make them! Hop over to their site so see the updated step by step directions here.
As I mentioned at the top of this post it’s recommended that you send out your save the dates 6-8 months before the wedding… What if you’re only having a 6-8 month engagement? Send out an email! One of my besties only had a 6 month engagement and she did this which was so nice to let people they had officially set a date and that their formal invitations would be coming soon.