There are several save the date ideas that you can try to make sure that everyone that you invited will surely be able to attend. Save the date announcements are not that important but they are used to be certain that guests will mark their calendar for that special day. You just have to be definite that they will be on the final guest list to avoid embarrassment. Find save the date wedding magnets and other ideas below.
The main purpose of these save the date announcements is to give your guests a six-month notice before your wedding day. If your wedding date will fall during holidays, it's important to let them know so they can reserve that day for you. And if your guests are living far away from you, they can make early travel arrangements to make sure that they will be on time for your big day.
For your save the date ideas, you should have something that's eye-catching. Sometimes when you use a card, it becomes easily neglected mostly when it stuck with other papers. Also, a unique save the date can be a memorabilia of your wedding.
Adding something on your save-the-date that will make the person you
invited to respond well. All you need is a little sum of money and your
creativity to be able to accomplish this. Try attaching some items that
is connected to the theme of your wedding; like if you're having a beach
ceremony, add some seashells. And if you're creative enough, you can
replace the cards entirely with things that represent the wedding theme,
like flower vase filled with flowers (with the announcement written on
the front side) for a garden wedding.
You can also consider sending them refrigerator magnets; a lot of people use them as save-the date because the guests can get some use out of it. It is both noticeable and useful to your invited persons, imagine them being reminded every time they walk to their refrigerator; good save-the-date idea, right?
You can also try these save-the-date ideas: writing your announcements and sending them as parchment scrolls with artistic calligraphy, mini-calendars with your wedding date marked, or a picture of you and your loved one taken during your engagement. Bookmarks can also be great save the date ideas that your guests can use everyday and be reminded of the date of your wedding. If the location of your wedding is somewhere in a postcard, you can have the postcard as your save the date. These save the date ideas are much cheaper and easy to mail.
All these save the date ideas can be altered and developed using your creativity. Just remember that you only have to include the necessary information like the date, (time and place of your wedding will be discussed on the wedding invitation) and the words "formal invitation to follow" at the bottom.