That is the question, many may say the trend of sending out "save the date" announcements is on the decline, well I say let's keep the trend going. Typically, a couple will mail out a "save the date" about 6-9 months prior to your wedding. If you are having a "destination" wedding where many guests will have to travel, I encourage you to mail the "save the date" at least 10-12 months in advance. This will allow guests to save vacation time as well as plan for the expense.
There are a lot of fun and simple ways to send out a "save the date", and I don't mean just Facebook. You can be silly or fun with your "save the date" announcements as well as formal and elegant. Let your "save the date" set the tone of your wedding.
Here are some fun and quick ideas for a unique "save the date" announcement:
- Magnet - Choose our favorite engagement picture and create a magnet that your guests can keep on the fridge. (My favorite)
- Puzzle - Choose a fun photo of you both and make it into a puzzle
- Tasty Treat - Send a treat with your information as well as a hint of your destination, i.e., hazelnut chocolates from Hawaii.
- Bookmark - Be creative and design a "diy" bookmark.