It’s time to let the word know about your upcoming wedding. What better way to do that than with a Save the Date card?
If you are making Save the Date cards with a tool or service like Adobe Spark, you have a lot of creative freedom. This is your chance to make something unique and special to announce your wedding.
Here are some general tips to help you out.
Include The Important Information
A Save the Date card is meant to inform your future guests about the wedding. It should share the most important information they need to know at the time. There is also some information you can leave out for future announcements.
Don’t worry about knowing what information is important. Here is a basic list of things you should and shouldn’t include:
- The names of the couple
- Date and basic information (city and state)
- The venue
- RSVP info and card
- Gift registry info
Information in the “don’t include” section will usually be in a more formal announcement later on.
Make It Unique
Since your Save the Date card is a first impression, you will want to make it visually stand out. This is where your creativity comes in.
Remember that your Save the Date cards don’t have to match your formal invitations or other wedding materials. Make something that is personal or memorable.
Keep the card related to the couple getting married. You should communicate your story through this card so people know how much this wedding means to you.
Make It Visual
Most cards are nothing but color and text. While the words are important, you can really stand out with some pictures.
The best pictures are ones that tell the story of the happy couple: your story. You can include these pictures in the background or in the text to break up the information.
There are plenty of examples out there to get an idea of how you can include photos into your Save the Date cards. Check some out for inspiration.
Use Creative Wording
Most people fret over how to word their Save the Date cards. Don’t get caught up in this worry. As long as you are communicating the important information, how you word it is up to you.
You can decide to be formal or casual with your wording. Since you will probably send out a more formal invitation, later on, you may want to start things off casually like a normal letter or party invitation.
Finally, keep things short and simple. You don’t need bulky paragraphs of information to get your point across. If something seems too wordy, don’t hesitate to cut a few words out.
Make Your Mark
A Save the Date card is a great way to make a first impression on the rest of the world. Don’t let this process become difficult and frustrating. Use these tips to make your first wedding announcement special.
If you stay creative and organized, you will make something truly special to show the world.