I’ve seen it before - a bride is so overwhelmed with the endless to-dos for a wedding that they forget to send out one of the most important pieces: a Save the Date. Yet, with so many things spinning in the chaos of wedding planning, it can be tempting to simply buy a design on etsy and call it good.
A Save the Date is a guest’s first touchpoint of your wedding experience and should embody
you and your future spouse’s personalities. After all, this is your wedding, not Tina’s from Etsy!
Use this checklist to take the pressure off where to start and when in regards to your wedding stationary - I’ve got you!
12+ Months Out
1. Start your wedding guest list. Is your third cousin making that list? Or are you looking
for a more intimate experience with a limited guest list? There’s no wrong answer, just
ensure you and your fiance are on the same page.
2. Compile addresses. Time to reach out, call your mom, facebook message a cousin...
addresses are a beast to gather so make sure to give yourself enough time.
3. Start looking at Save the Date inspo. Yes, I give you permission to go pinterest-crazy
on stationery. No, I will not tell your spouse-to-be how long that pinterest board
4. Want pictures on your save the date? Consider hiring your photographer for
engagement pictures! wink wink... (inquire for engagement session here)
9-12 Months Out
1. Take your engagement photos! This will also help if you choose to include pictures on
your save the date!
2. Finalize guest count and collect all addresses. It’s tedious, but it needs to be done. I
believe in you! Maybe make a fun date night out of the occasion. Who said take out & addressing can't be romantic?
3. Confirm and send your Save the Dates. Whether your vendor is sending them out for you,
or you choose to do it yourself, make sure you give enough time for all your chosen
people to save the date so they can be with you on your special day.
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