Save The Date is one of the additions to your Wedding Stationery that can be made and sent well in advance.
This card is the fore runner to the actual invite and can be sent many months in advance.
And it is simply an invite for people to keep this date clear in their calendar of important things to do
But if your wedding is only a short distance in the future, or perhaps cash is short, then this is one of the things that can be dispensed with.
It can be as intricate as you wish, but if you have hundreds to send out then the best advice I can give you is to Keep it Simple...
They don't really need an RSVP attached to them as an invitation will follow on and then your guests can make a firm commitment to attend your wedding.
A plain white or cream card for the base is always an elegant way to start.
Good quality card is essential and can be bought in many places.
I like to buy mine from Papermill Direct which is a UK company and I especially love the White Hammered for its beautiful texture
Mat and layer it with gold or silver and it is sure to be a winner.
It can then be dressed up with a hint of the colour to be used...say for the bridesmaids dresses, or the floral bouquet.
Add ribbons or flowers for added elegance
Buying the best quality that you can afford applies to the quality of the envelopes too and they can be bought to match the card of your choice
With the addition of Flowers..... Charms..... Gemstones..... or any other Embellishments that you have in your stash you can make these cards as individual as you want.
But before you start to make them just ask your self ....."will the invitations be going out in the next few months"
And if they are do I really need to spend more money on Save The Date cards as well.
they can be an extra expense that could well be used for other things that you may need and quality card is not cheap.
You may need a lot of it if this is going to be a large wedding and of course every item that you make is time consuming. And I know I said it earlier but KEEP IT SIMPLE.
Use quality items and give your self plenty of time to make everything that you need. And if you can save some time and money by eliminating Save The Date cards from your to do list then this is something for you to consider.
Make the actual invitation as special as you can instead and then enjoy your day to it's fullest because I am sure that you want this day t be really special too