The Importance of Save the Dates:
Wedding invitations are typically sent 6-8 weeks before the big day. This may sound like plenty of time for your guests to clear their schedule and make travel arrangements but for any out-of-towners this is a bit of a headache! That is where "Save the Date" announcements can come in handy! To avoid having to continually remind friends and family of your fast approaching wedding date you can send handy little reminders 4-6 months ahead of time! To save on costs you don't have to send Save the Dates to everyone on your guest list. Some brides only send these to those who will have to make travel arrangements while other brides prefer that everyone have a friendly reminder.
I chose to have a special save the date photo shoot done with the photographer who will be snapping away at my wedding. I purchased slate signs and white sharpie paint pens to make the signs with our wedding date and the words "Save the Date". It was a fun day that I got to spend with my fiance and we will forever have the gorgeous pictures.