Have an upcoming wedding and you want to give an exciting teaser to your guests? Send them some goodies and attach a save the date label to give them a heads up on the date of one of your special day. You can design your own save the date label however you want. Be it fun, flirty, dramatic, or minimalistic, the design of your save the date label is something you can have under your control.
Here are simple steps in creating your own save the date label:
In selecting a size for your save the date label, make sure it fits just right to the kind of goodies and giveaways you are going to attach it to. For example, you are to give away round cork coasters, you have to make sure that whatever shape you are going for your save the date label, you have to make sure that it fits perfectly within the cork coaster and not go beyond it to the point that you are going to fold it on the sides just to make it fit.
Aside from the fact that you have to make sure that the theme of your save the date label is matching with the overall theme of your wedding, you would also have to make sure that you create a design that is eye-catching. In order to do so, you can play with the design elements that are still related to the theme of your wedding. For example your wedding has a beach theme, ensure that your save the date label is something that speaks about beaches. Your label could be in a form of a wave, a shell, or a boat. Also, make sure that your goodies or your giveaway items are also related to the overall theme of your wedding. Again with the same beach wedding example, you could have an empty wine bottle with a tiny boat, sand, and a coconut tree inside and attached somewhere on the bottle is your save the date label.
There are a variety of fancy font styles available on the internet but make sure that what you are going to use for your save the date label is readable enough for your guests. There are some guests who find it hard to read script styles of fonts and it defeats the purpose of informing your guests regarding your upcoming wedding if you are not going to use a font that is clear and readable enough.
Make sure that you give the highlight to the date of your wedding day and do not have any text cover or overshadow it.
Now that you already have a design for your save the date label, it’s time to attach it to the goodies or the giveaways that you are going to hand to your guests. However, here are some precautions that can guide you in order not to do the same mistakes that other people have done when designing and sending their save the date goodies to their family and friends. If you are going to tease your guests with your upcoming wedding, you might as well do it the right way and avoid any of the following save the date mistakes:
It is a general rule to start spreading the information regarding your wedding day six to eight months before your actual wedding day. This gives your guests a heads up and a chance to file for their vacation leave in advance (if your wedding falls on their working day). They would also have to prepare for booking their travel, save money for your gifts (this is a given), and even to plan for their outfits. It gives your guests enough time to clear up and free their schedules for your wedding. If you really want them to be there during your wedding, you could at least inform them ahead of time because if you inform them way too late, well, it will already be too late for them to clear up their schedules for you.
If it’s a grave mistake to inform your guests too late, it is also a grave mistake to inform them too early. This is because there is a great chance that they will be able to toss the save the date giveaway and just forget about its existence. Plus, there might be changes along the way during your wedding plans and you might have the date of your wedding date moved to a later day, week, or month and you obviously would not have the extra time to inform each one of your guests regarding the change.
The thing about sending your save-the-dates is that there is no turning back and the person you have sent it to is officially invited for the grandest day of your life. But what if you have sent it to a person you have second doubts about inviting? It would be indecent if you would take it back and say that you made a grave mistake and that you have wrongly sent it to him or her. That is why, before you would give out your save-the-dates, make sure that you have also finalized your guest list and have ensured that the people that are on your list are the people that you sincerely want to be during your wedding day.
Sure, you have to invest in the design and the overall look and feel of your save the date labels but you seriously do not have to overthink too much of the design. Although it has been mentioned above that it should be matching to the overall theme of your wedding, it is encouraged that if you feel uncomfortable about you can think like there is no box and create a design that you are more comfortable with. The thing about overthinking is that you are thinking like there is a box that is constricting you to make bold moves. Get rid of that box and try something no couple has ever done before with their wedding.
With all the advancements in technology, it has also revolutionized the way we invite people to our special events and that includes weddings. However, it is also a grave mistake to only send digital formats of your save-the-dates. It is still best if the digital formats of your invites would come right after the tangible ones. For example, you are sending your guests a mug as a save the date giveaway, it is only after that you have sent them the tangible thing that you can send the digital format of your invite. Call it old fashion but it is a timeless fashion and etiquette that every engaged couple must observe before their wedding day. Chances are, you have guests who do not understand the ins and outs of the digital world and they might get lost as soon as they enter. Make sure you put such guests into kind consideration by not only sending out digital formats of your save-the-dates but as well as include tangible ones.
We hope that the save the date label examples we have here in this article will be one of the factors that will make your upcoming wedding a memorable one. Wishing you a lifetime full of love and happiness!