Planning a wedding is an almost impossible task when you are unsure of how many people will be attending. Though they might seem like an unnecessary hassle for the recipients, ‘save the date' and RSVP cards are vital to a bride and groom, who need to inform caterers how many mouths there will be to feed, and how many people to book a reception room for.
The beauty of these types of cards is that they can be any shape or size; they allow the bride and groom to really showcase their personality. Professional printing company Cards Made Easy have a range of different cards in different sizes, textures and finishes, which couples can use to create unique and memorable ‘save the date' cards.
Save the Date / RSVP Cards are Positive
With full colour printing, a range of options regarding the finish of the paper and a design team on hand to assist with the creation of the invitations, the only thing the bride and groom have to deal with is sending out the cards and following up their guests for confirmation of their attendance. The postcards can be matt or gloss, Conqueror paper or even recycled card, depending on the tastes and wishes of the bride and groom.
Make your RSVP memorable
One of the caveats of the ‘save the date' card is that they need to be memorable enough to make people put the date in their diaries immediately, lest they accidentally book a holiday at the time of the wedding. RSVP cards also need to be attractive enough to make guests want to reply immediately and confirm their attendance. Luckily, the utterly blank nature of the postcard method means that they are literally a blank canvas for couples to use how they wish. They might choose to make the invites coincide with a certain wedding theme, or they might stick to the colour palette that has already been chosen. They could get a photo of themselves printed onto the ‘save the date' cards, and they could use the other side to provide contact details or even a little form for guests to fill out and return stating how many of them will be attending.
Getting family and friends to save the date
There are many different way to ask family, friends and loved ones to ‘save the date'; rather than opting for expensive specially-made wedding cards that might ultimately be discarded, design a beautiful printed postcard
from scratch, put the extra money saved towards the open bar on the day (and don't forget to mention that part to the guests!).