Last week I shared with you a tip on having a frugal cocktail style wedding reception. This week I am going to talk about cheap ways to make “Save the Date” cards. Save the date cards serve as a reminder for your guests about the upcoming wedding. It allows them to place the date on their calendar and make travel arrangements if needed.
They Do Not Have to Be Letters
Save the date cards do not have to be formal letters. I recommend using a postcard of some sorts. You can even have postcards made with a picture on them in order to personalize them some. The cost of mailing the cards will also be cheaper than tradition letters. For example, if you have 300 guests, it will cost you around $126 to send traditional letters. If you mail postcards, it will only cost you $81 as they are cheaper to mail.
Make Your Own
You can add your own creativity to the cards by making them yourself. Get some nice card stock and print them from your computer at home. Make sure you add your own touch to the cards by adding a photo or placing a theme on them, as it will make them more memorable. It is also a great way to spend some time with your soon to be spouse!
Forget the Paper
As many of you know, we now live in a digital world. Many of your guests will be very open to the idea of “Save the Date” emails. I recommend designing the email to look like a card. You can do this by using Microsoft Publisher or having them professionally made for a fraction of the cost. Of course, there are going to be some guests that do not have email or would rather receive traditional cards. You should be able to tell who those individuals are.
Can anyone else think of some ideas? What did you use for your wedding?