Is Sending Save the Date Cards Still Useful?
When it comes to planning your wedding, there’s no denying that all the things you need to take care of can be quite overwhelming. If only you had it your way, you would want to put in everything you want for the event to be successful; however, there are some things that you need to sacrifice not having in order to minimize your expenses. However, we believe that in spite of the challenge of determining which things you should leave out, save the date cards must still be handed out to your guests. Though you might feel like save the date cards are no longer that trendy these days, the fact is there still are distinctive reasons why you should use them for your wedding. Let’s find out what those reasons are below.
1 – It sure is the most exciting way to announce an engagement.
Because save the date cards were originally invented as a form of communication, why not use it that way by announcing to everyone that you’re getting married?
2 – They present an affordable way to showcase the theme of your wedding.
By creating DIY save the dates, you can incorporate your wedding theme to those cards, in the process giving your guests an idea of how your wedding will look like.
3 – If you’re the creative type, you can even use save the date cards as instruments in showcasing your engagement photos.
This is actually one of the cheapest ways of personalizing your invites to your friends since you can conveniently grab some photos during your engagement shoot and put them in the save the date cards.
4 – Save the date cards can be used as some form of guarantee on your guest list.
Basically speaking, you are sending your selected guests these cards in advance so that they’ll be informed about the event, most especially the date; and in turn, they’ll let you know if they indeed can attend based on the date provided in the card.
5 – They offer flexibility.
If there was one very good reason why save the date cards are still trendy, it’s because they offer flexibility on your part when it comes to inviting your wedding guests. For example, you get to send them to your prospective day/evening guest list and then have the liberty to invite them either on the day or evening reception.
Lastly, you need to realize that opting for sending save the date cards to your guests is a practical solution as an invitation, but it comes with a responsibility. Obviously, this responsibility means you need to send those cards as soon as possible because you want your guests to have ample time to prepare and free their schedules.