This year so far has been out of the ordinary to say the least, but one of the nice things to come out it is some amazing proposal stories. With restaurants, bars, holidays, any many more romantic hot-spots off the table, loved-up couples around the world have had to get their thinking caps on, and come up with something out of the box. If you’re one of these couples - congratulations!
During the summer months, our studio is normally an exciting place to be with the rush of on the day stationery being designed, made and shipped to our couples with celebrations imminent. With the majority of this year’s weddings being postponed, 2021 is set to be a year like no other, with diaries filling up fast. This is where Save the Dates come into their own as a useful tool for any couples planning their day, and wanting to let their guests know that all important date.
It goes without saying that Save the Dates are by no means an essential part of your stationery order and if you have the majority of your information ready, there is nothing to say you can’t jump straight to the invitation stage. However, what they can do is provide you with breathing space. Let your guests know the dates you would like them to reserve, and the pressure is off meaning there is more time to plan the details, logistics and design of your invites.
Even if you don’t have all of your final info; sending out a Save The Date to your future guests means that they’re less likely to be snagged by someone else (and come on, your wedding is going to be the event of the year, right?). Since the pandemic started, we’ve been offering free digital Change The Dates to couples that have had to postpone and just from that, we’ve noticed that a lot of the summer weekends are going to be jam-packed with weddings.
Normally, our advice would be to send out a Save The Date around 9-12 months before your big day, however because of this, we’d recommend getting them out as soon as you can really - it may seem way in advance, but 2021 weekends (and even some in 2022!) really are filling up, especially May - September.
We’re excited to announce that we are now offering digital Save The Dates, as well as a curated printed collection. Sending your Save the Dates digitally is the eco-friendly, more cost effective option, plus it’s instant - no having to queue up at the Post Office for all those stamps and then sending them off. It’s up to you whether you go digital vs printed, but either option provides your friends and family with the necessary information to make sure that they don’t miss out on your big day.