December 13

Picking a Date for Your Big Day: Things to Know

We know lots of engagements happen over the holidays, so many of you are probably hopping on Wedding Paper Divas in search of the perfect save the date cards. But before you can send out save the date cards for your upcoming wedding, you have to set a date!

This daunting task often comes down to what venues are available, but if you want to make your save the date cards really stand out, choose one of the creative methods listed below and have a little fun with your wedding planning:

  • Use math to set the date for your save the date cards! Imagine how fun and creative your save the date cards will look when you write out “10 + 2 = A Perfect 12!” for your wedding date of 10/2/12. Get creative with math and you can surely brainstorm some new ways to display your wedding date on your save the date cards.
  • Select a sentimental date. From the day you first met to the date of your parents’ wedding anniversary, sentimental dates add a wealth of sweet, romantic style to your save the date cards. Just be sure to explain the importance somewhere on the save the date cards to make sure all of your friends and family members are in on the fun.
  • Choose a historically romantic date and customize your save the date cards to match the romance of your theme. Valentine’s Day makes an excellent choice with plenty of themed save the date cards to match, but you can also choose the day a famous king and queen got married, the date that Petrarch first saw Laura (April 6, according to scholars) or the date of your favorite love letter from Napoleon to Josephine. By pairing these special dates with a short explanation and a matching design aesthetic on your save the date cards, you can create a completely unique stationery item that is sure to wow your family and friends.

What factors are going to influence when you set the date? Share your advice with a comment below!

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About Katie

Katie M. is a Writer at Wedding Paper Divas. She has the privilege of viewing nearly every piece of stationery before it goes up on the website, giving her the ultimate inside scoop on upcoming trends in the stationery world. She loves classic designs with a surprising twist, and enjoys finding new ways to express her ever-evolving personal style—a blend of traditional glamour and bohemian whimsy that makes Wedding Paper Divas a perfect fit! In addition to her love for writing, Katie is obsessed with health and fitness, skincare, UC Santa Barbara, all things adorable, the beach, dancing, cooking, getting real mail, fresh flowers, discount shopping, and shoes (who isn’t?). Katie is a contributing editor to Diva Dialogue. Be sure to check out her recurring feature, “Rant or Rave.”

4 thoughts on “Picking a Date for Your Big Day: Things to Know

  1. Brittney

    We’re one of the many who have chosen 09.10.11. However, it’s more than just a cool date that’s easy to remember! It’s the day before my parents anniversary, a week before my birthday, and September has always been my dream month for a wedding. It worked out perfectly!

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