Saving On Save-The-Dates
Having so many guests coming from overseas can hurt the budget a little when it comes to postage. To keep the costs down, my fiancé and I decided to email our Save the Date cards. We also decided to have some fun and use photos of us at our favourite beach spot to spell out the basic details of our pending nuptials.
We do an outdoor boot camp together on the beach near Cottesloe every Saturday morning; this is where we took our photos. It is very special that we get to enjoy this activity together so it is an important part of our lives.
We headed down with some work out equipment in our wedding colour, cobalt blue, with my fiancé’s brother and his wife armed with a camera. We frolicked, cuddled, kissed and got some really beautiful photos. It was a perfect Perth day. I wrote the date of our wedding in the sand as the waves rolled in. However, when I arrived home and started to put the photos together I realised I had written the wrong year – oh dear. Luckily I know how to use Photoshop so I was able to fix my fumble.
We chose the three best photos and fit them together. The only information our guests need at this stage is where (Perth, WA) and when. It made it all personalised, creative and hassle free to email the cards out instead of physically posting them all. There are still a couple of people that don’t have emails – can you believe it? So I printed a few to send by snail mail, but it certainly was less expensive as it could have been.
Tips for Save the Date:
- Get creative. This is a great opportunity to try something fun and let your personalities shine.
- Have a look online for cute and fun photo ideas.
- Use props. We used workout equipment but I’ve seen other couples use balloons, bunting, soccer balls, or carving their initials in trees.
- Take the photos while you are enjoying your favourite activity or at your favourite place.
- Save money by emailing them.
We decided to do them so that we could let our overseas guests know as early as possible without having to have all the details such as specific time and venue before we were ready.
What creative ways have you found to make and/or send your own Save the Date cards? Or are they even necessary these days?