I recently attended a wedding fair and chatted to couples about their wedding plans and stationery ideas. Most couples were shocked when I told them, “Save your money by not sending paper save the date cards out” one couple said to me, “aren’t you talking yourself out of a sale by saying that?”
Well, they could be right, but in this electronic age, not all wedding stationery has to be a physical paper product.
Electronic save the dates are a fantastic way of reaching all your guests and are a cheaper alternative to sending paper save the dates. They can also be dynamic, whereby you can easily get them updated, with minimum cost, should your wedding date change (fingers crossed we are past that now!) or you need to add key details prior to your invitations being sent out. Another great reason for sending them electronically is to help keep down the carbon footprint of your wedding.
You can also send electronic save the dates out across different platforms. For example, you could send them to your guests via WhatsApp or text message or you can send them via email. You could even post them to your social media accounts if you wanted to shout it out to the world!
I have said before in previous blogs and it is written on my website, you do not necessarily need to send out a Save the Date card. If your wedding is not during a school holiday, bank holiday or national holiday such as Easter or Christmas then you do not need to send out a Save the Date card. However, having said that, an electronic save the date, is a cheaper alternative to sending paper ones, and you could, therefore, send one out regardless of your wedding date.
To find out more about electronic save the dates, contact me. I can design something truly bespoke for you as a couple, which could then be brought forward into the rest of your wedding stationery, which will keep your themes and colours on point throughout the wedding.
Have you thought about sending electronic save the dates? Let me know in the comments box below.