I have never been a fan of Save The Dates.
I think they are cute and a great way to show off new engagement pictures but totally not necessary. My fiance and I immediately knew we weren’t going to be sending them and was happy to save the few hundred dollars. However, the majority of our guests are from out of town and I needed to inform them of our hotel accommodations.
Instead of doing a video announcement through email, which was our first idea, we decided to use Paperless Post. Paperless Post let us link to our website, with the click of a button.
Click this link to sign-up, its free!
We agreed on the design above. I love how it says “Mark Your Calendar” instead of Save The Date. We were able to completely customize the text and put the following information on the card.
Samantha M and Kyle R
are getting married
Friday, December 16th
in Chicago, IL
Formal Invitation to Follow
For accommodations and other information, please visithttp://www.mywedding.com/ourwebsite
Then, once your card has been sent, they have a delivery page that tracks all the cards. I can see who has opened it, what emails bounced, and who deleted the email. It also offers a spot for any comments which a lot of people have been making and we have thoroughly enjoyed reading them!