Style and SavetheDate

As you may remember from an earlier post, I was recently the Maid of Honor in my best friend’s wedding.

Being the Maid of Honor or any role in a wedding party is an honor and I wanted to make sure my focus was on helping her make sure the day was everything she wanted it to be.

I have previous experience planning conferences, networking events and recruiting socials. I enjoy the creativity and attention to detail involved in planning events and would easily spend any moment of free time making To Do lists, budgets and DIY crafts

The anticipation of an upcoming event is really energizing, but I fear the feeling after the event is over  – of “what do I do now?”

I’m excited to have an answer to that question…..

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It’s time to plan my own wedding!!

Since our engagement, our family & friends have been notified in person, on the phone, and over photo-filled text messages and the first questions people always ask is “have you set a date?”

The date is set in stone (venue contracts and deposits)now, but do I need to send Save the Dates to announce this?

As a “Weekday Accountant” I am budget conscious and realize that the wedding industry offers lots of beautiful things to buy that are not necessities to a happy marriage or even a gorgeous reception.

I’m wondering if Save the Dates fall into the unnecessary category?

Pros:

  1. They are cute! 

  2. Refrigerator Magnets serve as a reminder to guests

  3. Out of town guests have a few months more notice

 Cons: 

  1. Need to finalize the guest list earlier

  2. Date will be on invitation anyway

  3. An added expense (even if you use budget-friendly Vistaprint)

 

Would you/did you send Save the Dates?

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10 comments

  1. Yay! So exciting for you! We sent save the dates for a few reasons, the number 1 reason was the size of our guest list. We wanted to send out the save the dates and give anyone that knew they weren’t going to be able to come, the chance to tell us ahead of time. Then anyone we hadn’t originally sent one to, could be invited. Hopefully that makes sense 🙂 thanks for linking up with us!

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  2. I sent Save the Dates about 6 months in advance, but it was SO nice to have the guest list done and finalized that early. I found a wonderful deal on Zazzle through Groupon and only spent $30 on 150 …plus postage. It is an expense, but it’s good that you’re weighing the pros and cons!

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  3. We sent our save the dates 6 months before the big day and our invitations 3 months out. We liked being able to showcase our engagement pictures on our save the dates, especially since our photographer did such a beautiful job! We also liked having the guest list done so early. It helped with many aspects of planning.

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