I am going to honest here on this blog of mine.....I am not a fan of save the dates. I did not even do one for my own wedding!
I do not understand them, why does the bride and groom need to spend more money, more time, more stress and more energy on coming up with a cute, unique or gorgeous way to tell everyone, "Hey you are invited to our wedding on this day....I will tell you the information later though...." (I realize i am only scratching the surface of things....sometimes if does make sense). In my case it never made sense to send out save the dates, we picked a date right away and had a venue and colours picked out a few weeks after our engagement, heck, we were only engaged for nine months before we walked down the aisle.
Also, I am a very budget conscious bride and as far as I am concerned if something needs to be cut to save costs when wedding planning....a save the date card, magnet, invite, or whatever....should be the first thing to go. So imagine my surprise and delight when the trend of sending email save the dates came into the picture. I was thrilled! There will definitely be some bumps in the road when doing this though, for instance, does your 98 year old great grandmother use email or YouTube? probably not. (I am most certain a family member will tell her the date anyways though!).
Check out this amazing save the date made with post its! The couple ended up sending it out as part of their wedding invitations, but I thought the idea was so sweet and fun. It took them 3 days and TONS of post its!
I must add that stop motion, in save the dates and actual wedding videos are becoming huge as well. They are incredibly unique and I love them as well! Here is a wedding invitation video that is pretty fun!
I hope this inspires you! Happy planning!
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- Bailey's Brides is a small wedding and event planning service based in Prince George. I was a full time wedding and event planner in Vancouver, BC but have recently relocated. I am here to help you execute your dream wedding day and more importantly give you peace of mind. The wedding day goes by way to quickly and I want you to enjoy every moment of it. My services allow you to take in your day to the fullest and allow your friends and family to enjoy it with you. Please contact me for an in depth description of my services. I would love to talk to you and come up with a custom made firstname.lastname@example.org. In the meantime please enjoy my blog as I explore new ideas for weddings and post about gorgeous weddings I have been a part of .