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When we saw these wedding invitations being printed, we just had to find out this couple’s story. The colors and photos were so beautiful! The bride-to-be, Jessica, was happy to tell us how they met.
Pretty quickly after we got engaged I started thinking about engagement photo ideas for two reasons: first because I wanted to take advantage of how beautiful fall is in Minnesota and secondly because I wanted to be able to include them in our save the date cards and get them out early. A lot of our guests will be coming from out of state and it will give them more time to make travel arrangements.
A few weeks before the session I brainstormed potential shoot locations with both my fiancé and photographer Hollywould Designs. We settled on three separate places: a very lovely local park that sits on the banks of the Minnesota River, a large wooden bridge on one of our favorite bike trails, and a very cool-looking, worn-down industrial warehouse that’s right down the street from our home. Each of these spots shows off the natural beauty of the area and was special to us as a couple. Continue reading
We hear this question a lot, along with “Does everybody send them?” and “Who do I send them to?” Save the date cards are certainly not required, but they have become very popular in recent years. They are especially helpful if you’re inviting a lot of out-of-town guests or planning a destination wedding, and they are sent to everyone on your guest list about six months in advance of the wedding. Even if you’re not getting married in Bora Bora, save the dates can be used to accomplish several things:
Hello, again. Scott and I approached the six month mark till our wedding!! Ahhh, we are so excited! Everything has been going well so far (fingers crossed it stays like that). We have gotten a lot crossed off our list since our last post, Engagement photo ideas. We picked out our bridesmaid dresses, we have our taste-testing scheduled, we registered (so much fun!), AND we mailed our save the dates!!
You’ve finally set the date for your wedding and want to tell the world… but what to say? How to say it? Our best advice is to stay true to yourselves, as individuals and as a couple. A save the date should simply share your excitement about the upcoming day, and convey your sincere desire to see the recipient at your wedding. If you do that, you can’t go wrong!
The design and wording of save the date cards vary greatly, from formal to informal, simple one-sided cards to multiple folds, magnets and postcards. To find a save the date design that fits your personalities, we suggest you simply start looking at ideas. You’ll know the perfect card when you see it. Then you can play with save the date wording.