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Save the Date or Wedding Thank You Note with picture(s)

Posted on May 29, 2020 at 8:10 AM Comments comments (0)

I know it sounds counterintuitive but before you get your pictures taken for your Save the Date or Wedding Thank You Notes you should select the card first and this is why:

If you select a Save the Date or Wedding Thank You that has a graphic on the side, bottom or top you will want to tell your photographer to off-center the picture so that there is room on the side so your picture is not under the wording. 

Or if the card you select is vertical, horizintal or has more than one picture let your photogropher know!  I promise you won't be disspointed you put the time in now!

Tips to create your wedding hashtag

Posted on September 29, 2017 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (0)

1. Make it personal. Incorporate your names, nicknames, wedding date, or a play on words. The goal is for it to reflect you as a couple. Be creative! Feel free to add in humor, alliteration or a rhyme.

2. Keep it short and sweet. Shorten or combine words to create something unique. Try to swap out commonly misspelled words for easier one, if possible.

3. Capitalize the first letter of each word. Capitalize the first letter of each word can help with readability if guests can see where each word starts and ends. (With or without the capitalization, your hashtag will work the same way.)

4. Check the hashtag. Do a check of the hashtag to see if there's already been something tagged to it, and if so, how many photos. If it doesn't yield any or just a handful of results, you are probably in the clear. If it does have a lot of results though, you might want to reconsider.

5. Use it early and often. Do not wait until your wedding day to use your hashtag, if you start from the very beginning it will leave you with a collection of images documenting the entire wedding process.

6. Spread the word. Start by telling your wedding party your hashtag and put it on your save the dates, wedding website, cocktail napkins and anywhere you can. A formal wedding invitation is not an appropriate location for a hashtag but just about everywhere else is acceptable.

Save the Date

Posted on January 31, 2017 at 7:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Save the Date cards are not a must but they have become the standard.  If you are getting married during a holiday weekend or summer in a beach town the Save the Date card is an expected courtesy.  Between busy schedules and travel arrangements sending a Save the Date will increase your guests' chances of attending your wedding.  And that is the goal, right?

Send Save the Dates card, but not immediately upon your engagement.  Yes, you are excited that you are getting married, you have your wedding date, venue and guest list, but double check your budget that you will be able to invite everyone on your list before your Save the Date cards go in the mail. Think carefully before sending out the Save the Dates because they go only to people that will actually be invited to the wedding.  You cannot send a Save the Date to someone you might bump from the wedding later. The sooner the better for Save the Date cards to go out.  At a minimum, 6-8 months prior if your wedding is local and 8-10 months if your wedding is a destination or holiday weekend. 

The earlier you can notify your guest that they are going to be invited to a wedding the better.  That gives them more opportunity to book the time off work, hotel reservation, get babysitters in place and so on. If you definitely know that you want a single guest to bring a plus one at this stage, then add this to the Save the Date envelope. When addressing the invitations if you are inviting a single man or woman and a guest then address it like this: Ms. Jane Doe and Guest. It helps them with their booking arrangements.

Even if you do not have a theme, color scheme or style yet do not worry the Save the Date can be anything that you like.  The only caution is that the Save the Date cannot be more formal than the wedding invitation that will follow.  Whatever says "us" will be the perfect Save the Date! The 4 W's (who, what, when and where) need to be on the Save the Date. And a possible 5th W is Wedding Website.  Also, don't forget to include the "Invitation will follow" on the Save the Date. Optional information to be included: accommodations, transportation or any other practical information. A RSVP is not expected once the Save the Date is received.  This correspondence gives your guests the opportunity to figure out what their RSVP when the formal invitation arrives.