To Save the Date or Not to Save the Date

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After my much-anticipated meeting with my fabulous wedding planners, Janie and Allison, I have a decision to make. Ultimately, designing my wedding invites myself was a no-brainer since design is my career and my love. I had also decided to create coordinating Save the Dates that would warn my friends and family that the BIG day was near. It has been brought to my attention though that Save the Dates are not as popular or necessary as I once thought.

Apparently Save the Dates are more of a traditional aspect that a lot of young couples are deciding to opt out of. It's common to cut corners during wedding planning, especially for those of us who are funding the wedding ourselves. I'm just not sure if Save the Dates should be one of the corners that I cut. The money we spend on printing these date notices could definitely serve a purpose somewhere else, although designing these mementos would be fun and great for a wedding scrapbook. Eh, what do you guys think? Did you use Save the Dates? I'm horrible at making decisions...






3 comments:

Stacie said...

Save your money and use it for something else that you just can't live without. I hate to sound mean, but I haven't actually saved any save-the-date card that I have received. I usually get the card, write the date on my calendar and trash it--who needs another piece of paper floating around?

Deanna said...

I'm doing the same thing right now. Maybe electronic save the dates? Then you could print out a few for your scrapbook?

Leslie said...

I think it depends on your budget. My daughter used the Save-The-Date cards, including sending one to me... Do you think I would have had any other plans on my daughters wedding? Save-Your-Money is my philosophy.. I didn't use them when I got married, of course that was in 1984 and they weren't even thought of then, and guess what.. everyone came..

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