Making the Save the Dates
To get started, think all the way back to when you and your beloved first met, and all the memories you’ve had since. What memories and associations come to mind, and what images would be fun to incorporate into your invitation and save the date card? If a collage approach suits your style, use your scanner to incorporate all sorts of found objects and mementos into your creation: informal photos, ticket stubs, programs and menus, maps, wine labels, coins, or anything else that brings up great memories.Or you may want to follow a simpler, more spiritual approach that incorporates images, colors, and quotations that are especially meaningful to you both. Here are some tips:
- Be thinking about creative formats and textures for your creations, as well. For example, create fun, personalized save the date magnets by printing your design onto 8 1/2 x 11 printable magnetic sheets.
- If you’re creating a wedding Web site, a save the date card is a great way to let people know the URL — and you may want to add it to your invitation as well. Be sure to use some of the design elements we’re discussing here on your Web site, as well.
- With the rise of scrapbooking, there are more papers and creative embellishments available than ever, so one great way to get inspired is to head to a scrapbooking store and check out all the amazing supplies that you can incorporate into your invitations.