Discussing :: Make Your Own - Save the Date Cards

Once your wedding date is in the books, and your invitations have been printed, you will want to think of creative and effective ways to remind people of your special date. Don't give anyone a reason to say they can't make it to your wedding because "I didn't know it was that day! (insert silly excuse here)." Learn how to make your own save the date cards so that no one will be uninformed about your wedding date. Computer Programs There are numerous computer programs available on the web now where you can create your own creative save the date cards. Be ready to get out the cardstock paper, the paper cutter, and your color printer to make your... read full article

#1

Cinty
Make Your Own - Save the Date Cards

I like the idea of buying a calender and having the date marked. We used an online service to print our cards and invites - was cheaper than my cousin's who got her mother to make them!

#2

Wice

If you really want to stand out and make people remember your invitation/save date cards, why not do something crazy.

There are endless wacky, creative things you could do that will put smiles on dials. This one would be good for a fun party. You would probably get mixed reactions … lame/cute…but I bet people would talk about it is definitely memorable.

So… Send/give your invitees each an individually wrapped date, tied with a bow and a gift tag with the details they need. The RSVP date could be incorporated into the "best by" date for eating.

Depending on the party theme, another cool way of presenting an invitation is to fold it into a related origami shape. I remember making invitations to a baby shower where I folded the invitations like nappies with little gold safety pins at the sides. You can make great origami men’s shirts too.

A housewarming invitation could be sent on a long piece of paper wrapped around a toilet roll.

Copy off the invitation as a PowerPoint presentation on a CD or email the presentation. You can include all sorts of things including photos and you won’t even need a printer.

For a wedding invitation, one gorgeous design that always works is to find/take a close-up photograph of either the type flowers you are planning on having, or maybe the fabric or some detail of the brides/bridesmaids dresses. Print the whole of the reverse side of the invitation with this. If you don’t have a colour printer, then just go down to a copy centre and get the appropriate number printed off (make sure to get spares). I would suggest using a good quality paper rather than plain offset. Then you can just print the details on any printer on the other side yourself. If you want to get really fancy, then you also make your own matching envelopes from the printed-paper. These look good with the design on the outside (if it is very pale) or on the inside (if bold or dark.)

#3

flowery3

It seems silly to send out separate save the date cards, then invites - cos if you get someone to save the date, you are going to be inviting them anyway - or am I missing the point?! Just send invites as soon as possible!

#4

flowery3

Great ideas Wice!

#5

KH

I love making things myself so really like all the ideas and tips shared here.

#6

Wice

Came across this clever interactive wedding invitation that you could make yourself!

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