Corner and I sent out our Save the Dates for our November wedding in early June. Here’s a few (albeit slightly crummy) iPhone photos:
The postcards turned out really well, and I have received many compliments, but if I could do them all over again, I would do a few things differently.
3 things we should have included on our save the date postcards:
- Our return address. I guess postcards don’t usually have a return address, and we didn’t include them on ours. At first we were blissfully unaware that some of our postcards might not get delivered. This is becoming more of an issue as I find out that a few friends and relatives did not receive their postcards (and erroneously assumed that they are not invited!).
- “Formal invitation to follow.” As silly as this sounds, some people thought that this postcard was their actual invitation. I thought it was pretty clear that it’s just a notice to save the date, but apparently you can never spell things out TOO much.
- The wedding location. I didn’t think it was necessary to include this detail since there is TONS of location information available on our wedding website, but people are still confused. I think this might have something to do with the photo that we used of the two of us kissing in front of the Brooklyn Bridge (but we are getting married in Michigan).
This post was also featured on Offbeat Bride on January 17, 2013.