I don’t always recommend Save the Dates. If you have a tight budget they are a perfect item to skip – and Save the Money instead. You should send Save the Dates if: you have a majority of guests traveling, your wedding will be during a holiday, or if you are planning a destination wedding. Because the main reason you send a Save the Date is to give your guests time to save money to pay for their travel – and of course to mark the date on their calendar.
To be honest, I didn’t think Magan needed them. But she wanted them and it was her wedding so she had them. She chose a Save the Date before deciding on her style – or choosing her invitations.
Merging the style of her Save the Date from zazzle.com – which had a tree with their initials carved on it – with her vintage vibe was a bit unnerving at first. But with a little persistence and help from etsy she found the PERFECT invitation.
It looked like a chapter page from a book and had a large tree on top. It even had an aged look about it – the perfect merge of vintage, books, and the tree from her Save the Date. And I can take no credit for it…Magan found it.
For the program, she purchased a large canvas and a friend painted the program. The coloring matched her invitations. The canvas was placed on an easel just inside the door as guests came in. This was a great green wedding idea – no paper waste from unused or left behind programs. Plus she can hang it in her home as a reminder of her wedding day if she wants.
And who wouldn’t want that?