December 18

Style Your Engagement Shoot for a Perfect Save the Date

Choosing your Save the Date card is an important part of wedding planning. After all, it is the first impression guests will have of your wedding, and provides a great moment for you to convey your personality as a couple. Today we’re sharing a few tips on how to style the perfect photo for your Save the Dates.

Start by taking the time to think about what style of Save the Date would best represent both your wedding, and you as a couple. Browse our new Save the Date collection, and get a general idea of what you want. Knowing whether your Save the Date design will be portrait or landscape will help your photographer capture the best shot for the design, and let you be creative with the photo shoot.

Destination Beach Wedding

If you are heading someplace tropical to say “I Do”, get your guests excited with nautical or beach images.  Take a look at how the text is placed on the Save the Date, and see if you can get creative with your photo, like this beach picture. Remember to send Save the Dates even earlier for destination weddings, as guests will need to make travel arrangements!

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More ideas for destination wedding Save the Dates: Think travel – suitcases are a great and easy prop to incorporate into your engagement shoot.

DIY Wedding

Are you and your fiancé extra crafty? Give your guests a small taste of the DIY goodies they can expect from your wedding with a cute infographic Save the Date. Add in a few handmade props for the photos, and you guests will know to expect something extra special.

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Play With Your Background

If you can pick your design before your engagement shoot, you can really get creative! We love this chalkboard idea – it really shows the playfulness of the engaged couple.

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Keep It Simple

At the end of the day, your love is really the most important part of your Save the Date cards. A photo doesn’t need props or an exciting location to make an impact. Tip: keep extra space around you so you can adjust the cropping to fit your chosen design.

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3 thoughts on “Style Your Engagement Shoot for a Perfect Save the Date

  1. Debi Sementelli

    Love how you used my Belluccia Calligraphy font on the top Save the Date for the Hawaii destination wedding.
    The beach is the perfect background! Love the wording too. Very unique.
    Best,
    Debi

  2. Dean Pictures

    Love how you mentioned that props are not needed for shoots. By getting too ‘proppy’, the couple can get lost in the photos, making the photos more about the props rather than the couple.

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