Monday, March 1, 2010

save it.

The ring is on, the champagne is gone, and now... the questions start rolling in.  "So, have you picked a date yet?" "Where's the wedding taking place?" "Where should we book accommodations?" and even eventually, "When are you having kids?"

Well, at least you can help answer some of the questions for your wedding guests.

Sending out "Save the Dates" were once intended for those having a long engagement or a destination wedding, but are now becoming somewhat expected.  Guests are becoming increasingly eager to book travel arrangements, and aren't always willing to wait for 6-8 weeks before the wedding when you send out the invitations.

Help them remember your wedding date, or get a jump start on finding out who can realistically make it to your big day, by sending out a memorable "save-the-date" (I would abbreviate it, but then it's STD, and well... that's just weird).

Oh, Martha Stewart, I can't get enough of your sweet DIY crafts.

How cool are these paper airplane save the dates??  Set the theme for a fun destination wedding, or any wedding with a lot of out-of-town guests, with this playful idea.

Find the step-by-step instructions, as well as a template for the envelope and the paper airplane, here.

Another cool idea is to include stickers for your guests that they can stick on their calendars and organizers.  You can purchase them already printed at many online sticker sources [] or [], or order them blank and print them yourself using the template provided.

Love the postcard idea, but want something a little more?  Add a small envelope on the back, with the wedding information tucked inside.  Use a date stamp (find at any office supply store) and handwrite the rest of the information for a personal touch.

Note:  even though this is a postcard, you won't be saving on stamps - due to weight, this requires first class postage.

Want your postcard personally designed?  Try Mark Kipling Design.

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