When planning for a wedding, one of the things you might need to send to your wedding guests is “save the date” cards, even before the wedding invitations. This is important, especially in making sure that your wedding guests will be available for your wedding.
It is also a formal announcement for your wedding and helps you start planning early in advance since it gives you a rough idea of the number of guests you should expect. Fortunately, a “save the date” is not as formal as a wedding invitation.
This gives you a chance to play with the design and come up with your own elegant cards. You can personalize the cards using any design that meets your requirements.
Here are a few ways and ideas to follow when designing your own elegant “save the date” cards;
Most people would prefer designing “save the date” cards that match everything else in their wedding. However, you can be more creative if you do not want to do this. You might even find yourself in a situation where you are sending “save the date” cards yet you do not have a specific color scheme or theme for your wedding.
Instead of trying to figure out the theme of your wedding, you can be creative and design “save the date” cards that match your requirements as well as those of your partner. Ensure that you discuss the design together.
For instance, you can choose a calendar magnet and an engagement picture as your cover image. You can also find other designs that match your hobbies. These summer wedding trends can help you design your cards if your wedding will be held during summer. The idea is to ensure that your “save the date” card showcases your love.
Download a Pretty Background Image
If you are a graphic designer, you might want to design your own background image for your “save the date” card. The idea is to make sure that you have one of the best, if not the best, “save the date” card.
However, how long is this going to take you, even if you had all the time in the world? How about those people who are not graphic designers? Well, technology advancements have made sure that you do not have to struggle to get a background image.
You can simply download pretty background images online. You will find a lot of them. Just make sure that the one you choose meets all your requirements. You can use these background images with different editors and tools to design your “save the date” card.
Choose the Right Style
There are different styles you can choose to design your own elegant “save the date” cards. Fortunately, you can choose one style and make the card without even having to hire a graphic designer.
Some of the most common and elegant styles you can choose include rustic look design, postcard design, old school design, black and white designs, floral designs, and illustrated designs, among others. Ensure the style you choose matches your requirements.
If you are not comfortable choosing a style and working on it from scratch, you can settle on a template. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of templates available online for you to choose from. You can get a template that matches the style you need.
Include All The Required Details
Before discussing the details you should include in your “save the date” card, it is important to note that this does not mean explaining everything about your wedding and reception. Only important information should be included.
Of course, the most important information is your name as well as that of your spouse. Your wedding venue and date are also important pieces of information. That is the information that every “save the date” card should have. You might also need to include your wedding website if you already have one.
However, you might need to add some more information, especially if there are things that might affect the planning of your guests. For example, if you do not want children in your wedding, ensure that this information is included in your “save the date” cards. This also applies to those who might have reservations with guests coming with plus ones.
Print Test “Save the Date” Cards
Now that you have designed your “save the date” cards, you should not print all the copies that you need. Instead, you should print test cards to see if they meet your requirements. Check the card details with your partner before making a final decision.
You can also give a few copies to your friends and family members and ask for reviews. If everything meets all your requirements, then you can print all the copies that you need and send them to your wedding guests.
Published by HOLR Magazine.