Save the Dates

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engaged, the first thing to do is SCREAM and call everyone you love and scream some more! Then, after calling and notifying the close friends and family, you can make the “Relationship Status” change on Facebook. That part is ALMOST as exciting as the shiny new rock on your finger!! Then you start looking at the calendar and thinking of possible dates….. and then the next step is to choose a VENUE, book it…. and then book your photographer! (Well, that’s the order that my planning took place:).  After you have booked your photographer and have shot your engagement session… the time has come for SAVE THE DATES.

Some people like to shorten this phrase to “STD’s” and even though I’ve been in this industry 3+ years, that STILL throws me off at first!!


So when it comes to Saves the Dates… most couples opt for “The Postcard” style. That’s what I used for our wedding and it worked well! However, we ordered 5×7 postcards instead of a 4×6 size. This was fine until I realized I couldn’t use “Postcard” stamps on a 5×7 card! So if you’re engaged and looking into ordering Save-the-date postcards… be sure to make them 4×6 or smaller so that you can save $$ on postage!  I used because I wanted rounded corners on my postcard and they have a great CHEAP “rounded edges” option! (but don’t be fooled, they are NOT “Overnight” prints… their name should be “Shipped in a week” Prints).


I love it when couples make their Save the Date their own!  This should be fun! It’s not as formal as a wedding invitation so feel free to lighten up a bit! Some couples use props and numbers the show their date while some go all OUT! …. Like Mandy and Josh.  Oh how I love these two. I’ve known them a long time and I should have expected that they would be coming up with something fun for their Save the Date. I feel like only these two could pull this off THIS well! Mandy and Josh will be getting married May 5th…. which most of you will realize is Cinco de’ Mayo! So they wanted to make sure their Save-the-Date was appropriate!! Haha. I love this so much!  They aren’t having a “Cinco de Mayo” themed wedding by any means…. but this was a great way to make their Save The Date unique! I’m sure it catches several extra glances while it sits on people’s refrigerators!



xoxo, Katelyn
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