The Right Way to Announce – Your Special Day
Your wedding invite sand save-the-date sets the tone of your wedding. Let it stand as a mark of personal expression and a loving welcome to your guests. With the digital world spinning faster than we can keep up, there are many unique ways of sending out invites and save-the-dates.
Ann Landers and Dear Abby receive thousands of letters from brides-to-be asking what is proper etiquette for invites and save- the-dates. After all these years, there is still no definitive answer. Each wedding is unique, and so there is no “right” or “wrong’ way to send out your announcements.Yes, there’s now e-mail, Facebook, and Twitter. But isn’t there something special about receiving an invite in the mail? If you want to do something different than the standard invite, there are several creative choices to look into. No matter the season or if your wedding is inside or outside, a fan is a unique way to present your wedding day and the welcome that comes with it. Plus, guests will appreciate such a wonderful and functional invite. You can easily go the DIY avenue, or you can have them custom-made. www.citrinedesigns.com
Maybe you’re not going with the black tie elegant event. Maybe you know your Big Day is going to be full of surprises – then check out balloon invites. The event details are revealed as soon as your invited guest blows up the balloon. Creative, fun, and definitely a fun surprise!
If you’re going for a more formal wedding, then create the perfect wedding package by sending an invite with a handkerchief or tea towel around the invite. You can use personalized handkerchiefs or you can find places that provide a discount for purchasing a large quantity. www.giftwagon.com
For the Bride and Groom who want to make a classic statement, then vintage movie poster invites are the latest craze. Just imagine the two of you on an invite mimicking Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman or Marilyn Monroe and Tony Curtis. Take a sneak peek at www.thenicstudio.com.
Many couples are sending out save-the- dates that are magnetic. Open it. Read it. Stick it on the fridge. It’s a daily reminder for your guests of your upcoming day. There are other ways to get the word out. You can now get scratch off save-the-dates. Your guest will open it and scratch off to the “where’ or “when” of your wedding. www.swisscottagedesigns.com
Here is where the internet comes into play. Many people are now having guests R.S.V.P. to an email address. It can be your personal email or one you create just for your R.S.V.P’s. It works great because you can copy and paste it and then use your computer to track who is coming and who is unable to attend. This will come in handy when it’s time for you to write thank- you cards, as well. Everything is right on your computer – so there’s no paper hassle.
No matter how you get the word out – make sure you get all the important information out about two months prior to your Big Day!