Save the date cards are an important part of your wedding. They allow for you to notify your guests of your wedding in advance before you send your actual wedding invitations. Since wedding invitations usually get sent out closer to your wedding, save the date cards give your guests advanced knowledge of the wedding to ensure they don't have anything conflicting at that time. Etiquette says, if you send guests a Save the Date, they must also be invited to the wedding, so make sure you have your guest list confirmed when you send out the cards.
Usually save the dates cards announce a date, and the fact you are getting married, but they do not need to match the theme or style of your wedding. The theme and style match would be more relevant on the actual invitations. It is also great to use your engagement photos on photo save the dates. It is perfect way to showcase your gorgeous photographs and share them with your friends and family.
Order your save the dates and send them out as soon as possible after you set a firm wedding date and book your venue in order to give all of your family and friends plenty of time to arrange work schedules and traveling details before prices jump or they pass the deadline for submitting time off of work.
You can find wonderful photo Save the Date cards, or even photo Wedding Invitations at Wedding Paper Divas. They have tons of designs to choose from.
You can even do photo Thank You cards. If you plan ahead you can even plan a "thank you" sign into your wedding day photography as we did with Kayla and Scott.