From the moment your fiance slipped that sparkling diamond on your finger, the ideas have been swirling around in your head. What type of dress are you going to wear, what colors will your bridesmaides adorn, will their dresses be short, long or somewhere in between? But above all of those pretty frilly dresses that are dancing around in your mind, you've got to decide on the most important thing besides the dress itself, your date.
The wedding date is one of the first things that a bride to be decides on and it determines how all of the other things will fall into place. Once you've chosen your date, it's time to write it in concrete. Saving the date is a way of letting your intended guests know that you're engaged and that your pending nuptials are coming up and their attendance at the wonderful event is requested. There are numerous ways to announce your date from the simplest idea of sending a postcard, to a more extravagant idea of sending a package with a small teaser gift to let your guests know that there is more to come.
For the bride on a budget that is looking for a less expensive way to announce to the world their undying love, here are just a few ideas that will make your guests think you paid an extravagant amount when you've spent merely pennies.
Save the date cards are always an easy diy idea. For the crafty bride, whipping up a simple save the date postcard using a template on a word processing program, some pretty printed or patterned card stock and adding a dainty ribbon on the top can be done quicker than the your freshly done manicure.
Another save the date idea is a photo of the lovely couple holding a frame, dry erase board, chalk board or banner of some sort with the date on it, another idea that can be completed in a little time, with a small amount of money. Another way to save on the couple's picture save the date idea is by doing the photo's yourself with a camera that is equipped with a self timer and a color printer and photo paper.
These are just a few examples of save the date ideas that can be done quickly and for very little money. If you are not willing to do your own save the date postcards, there are plenty of sources online that can print your save the date cards, magnets or invitations very cheaply.
Be creative and save the date and some money.