Save-the-Date Cards: Optional or Necessary?


Send the Message with Style
The author created these whimsical save-the-date maps for a destination wedding in Rosemary Beach, Fla.
The author created these whimsical save-the-date maps for a destination wedding in Rosemary Beach, Fla.
Image courtesy Natty Michelle

The design of your save-the-date can be a great way to set the tone of your wedding with a theme that will be incorporated in everything from your cake to your invitations. Popular types of save-the-date announcements include postcards, stickers and magnets, but why not go for something a little more unique? Have an artist illustrate the city or town where you'll be getting married with well-known tourist attractions; the rehearsal dinner, ceremony and reception locations; and significant landmarks that mean something special to you and your fiancé.

Using photographs is another clever way to announce your wedding date to guests. Combine your love of music and your recent engagement photos into a save-the-date CD! Or you might choose to use photo booth pictures where you each hold cards reading "Save" "the" "date" along with your wedding's date and location to creatively send the message. If the two of you have dated for a long time, a picture from when you first met next to a current picture is a sweet way to tell guests you're tying the knot.