Brides tend to favor the idea of sending out save-the-date cookies, but make sure that you include an additional slip of paper so the information does not get eaten up with the cookies.
If you are creative and want to save money, you can create your own save the date cards using either card stock paper or regular paper. This will save you money since you will be printing them yourself. You can be real creative when you design these. You can include a picture on the paper and include any other personal details you would like.
Printing your names and wedding date on fridge magnets is an always popular way to inform friends and relatives of your wedding.
Photo strips are the ’in’ thing nowadays. Instead of just having one photo on your save-the-date cards for weddings, it is trendy to include a few photos that capture your personality as a couple.
Rules & Etiquette – Again, few rules apply. The only information you must include is your names and wedding date, although I suggest including location information as well so wedding guests can begin their travel plans. Aim to send save-the-date cards soon after you secure your date and venue, or about 4-6 months prior to your wedding. Remember, everyone who receives a save-the-date also receives an invitation, so have your guest list finalized prior to sending them. You can, however, always add guests later (there is no rule that says everyone must receive a save-the-date card). Although formal replies are not required, you can get preliminary attendance estimates through word-of-mouth.