Simple Ideas to Personalize Your Save the Dates
The first impression your guests will receive of your wedding day will be your save the dates! A good save the date should set the tone for your wedding and expresses your personalities. Whether you want to choose a flat-printed, simple save the dates or foil-pressed save the dates, there are some universally simple ways to personalize your design.
We’ve partnered with Minted to share these ideas to personalize your save the dates. We’re sure these suggestions will surprise and delight your guests! These chic but affordable save the dates from Minted may even earn your card a precious spot on the refrigerators of your loved ones. ?
Ways to Personalize Your Save the Dates
Obviously, your save the date will include the basic info required: your names, your wedding date, and the location in which the event will be taking place. But what else can you do to personalize your save the date design? Check out these ideas!
1. Add a Photo
Personalize your save the date with a photo of you and your partner. This is especially important if there are people invited to your wedding who you don’t know well personally (such as friends of your parents or your partner’s parents.) Show off your happy, loving faces so they know who they’ll be celebrating with. Plus, you’ll want to put those engagement pics you paid for to good use!
2. Color me Happy
Select a save the date with a similar color scheme to what you’re planning to use for the big day. Tying in your wedding colors is a great way to coordinate your paper goods from start to finish. Thanks to Minted’s wide variety of products for their stunning designs, you can carry the same motifs and colors throughout your entire collection of wedding paper items.
3. Share your URL
Include your wedding website address on your save the dates so your guests can stay in-the-loop with your wedding plans. You can even get a free wedding website from Minted to match many of their wedding invitation designs!
4. Locally Inspired
Don’t just tell your guests where you’re getting hitched… show them! Choose a design or photo that represents the location where you’ll be getting married. According to Minted, NYC is one of the top wedding destinations of their customers for 2019, so there are sure to be lots of city skylines in save-the-dates this year! If you’re planning a beach wedding, you could include a gorgeous sunset photo to set the tone.
5. Fido does, too.
According to Minted’s data, 4.4% of couples include pets in the photos for their save-the-dates! Personally, we think this percentage is way too low… so don’t be shy about including your furry friend in your engagement photos, save the dates, or even your wedding decor!
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Editor’s note: Due to the pandemic, some of the general wedding planning advice we share may not be applicable or possible due to restrictions on events. Please adhere to all current regulations and stay safe and healthy! Get more pandemic wedding resources here.