Ultramarine Green is a standout shade we’re loving this season and one of the hottest colors of the year according to color experts, Pantone. We love the vibrant energy of this color and the bold statement it makes. Whether your going for a modern,graphic look or a dreamy watercolor approach, we’ve pulled together some of our favorite coordinating save the dates and wedding invitations in this dramatic hue.
Ornate Vintage is the theme of the week and if you’re loving this trend (and recently engaged!), jump-start your stationery shopping with these gorgeous save the dates. From cards to postcards, magnets and circle formats, you’re sure to find the perfect design to set the tone for your wedding. Leave us a comment below and let us know which one is your favorite.
You said “Yes!” You and your future-hubby have decided on a destination wedding. Wondering when you should send your save the date out? You’re not alone. Take this reader’s question, for instance…
I’m getting married August 2012 in Maui, Hawaii (I live in Canada) and I just ordered the save the date cards. Will probably send them in July/August. I wanna give people as much time as possible to save and plan for such a trip. Is this sufficient?
Destination wedding timing can be tricky, so this is a great question. Here’s what our etiquette experts have to say…
Save the dates are often sent out anywhere from four months before the wedding to up to a year or more prior, depending on whether the event will be a destination wedding, if majority of people are coming from out of town, whether it’s on a holiday, etc. We suggest sending the save the dates out as soon as you gather all of the important information (hotel group rates, rental car info, travel agent contact info), even up to a year ahead of time.
We also suggest setting up a website with all of this important travel information and referencing the web address on your save the date cards. It’s always best to provide as much information to your guests on travel and as early as possible to make planning easier for all parties. However, if you’re having a smaller wedding with most of the guest living locally or close by, it is not as necessary to send out save the dates as far in advance. In this case, four to six months beforehand would be sufficient.
We hope this helps, Chelsea. Good luck planning your dreamy destination wedding!
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Getting ready for a late summer wedding celebration? If you’re shopping for sweet and summery save the date designs, Wedding Paper Divas has a wealth of fun save the date magnets that are perfect for this warm-weathered time of year! Here are a few of our favorites…