Ask Andrea: When and why should we send out Save-The-Dates?

A somewhat new wedding trend, Save-the-dates are the first thing your guests see when it comes to your wedding. It can be a nice little teaser of things to come, and is really meant to serve as a heads up for the date and location of your wedding. They are especially good for destination weddings so that guests can look into their travel arrangements. As far as when to send them out goes, too early and people will lose them, too late and there’s almost no point. I would suggest sending them out six to eight months before your wedding, but don’t freak out if you send them five months before, that will still be okay. If you’re working with a tight budget, you can also do without the save-the-date entirely, or you can make it in a postcard format, that way the postage is less!

Save the date 3 - Leslie PasserinoThis one is definitely on the high end of the save-the-date price scale, but how cute is this? {I found this image here, but if you are the actual owner of the image please let me know so that I can credit you!}

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About AGrayHarper

Andrea Gray Harper is an artist, designer, and maker who incorporates embroidery, screen-printing, and digital techniques into her handmade objects. A native of the Southeastern United Sates, Gray’s exposure to tropical plants and a lack of winter season garnished her love for the outdoors, plants, and bright colors. In 2007 Gray received a B.F.A degree from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University in Textiles and Fashion. Since then she has attained an M.F.A in Fibers, participated in various solo and group exhibitions and trade shows, won Second Place in the Annual Juried Artist Book Symposium at the ACA Library of SCAD, and received the Ben C. Morris travel scholarship to study abroad in Cambodia. Today Gray is working on a variety of projects, from photo styling to garden design and event planning.

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