"This card is simple and to the point, just the way we want it. Although the corner of the save the date column looks a bit funny, we still like the simplistic style to this card. The only complaint we have is actually how the save the date portion is positioned on the left on almost all the save the date cards' design, except for this "Label of Love" one!!!. We originally were going with "Best Date Ever Save The Date", because the save the date portion looks simpler and the fonts for the date are much bigger and eye catching. But the problem with most of the one-photo save the date cards on this website is that the "save the date" portion is almost always on the left. It is already hard to decide on what's our favorite photo to put on a save the date card, having to pick a photo that fit the design just adds another layer of complication."
"I was really nervous about using Shutterfly for the save-the-dates for mine and Darik's October wedding, until my friend sent me a save-the-date for her wedding also made by Shutterfly. I spent some time playing around with the layouts of several "favorited" templates, which I highly recommend especially if you're planning to have photos on your cards. I was worried that the pictures might be too small as many of our engagement photos were not close up shots. So I took a shot and was blown away when my little orange box arrived. The pictures were perfectly clear and it looks absolutely gorgeous! I simply love it! Also, I might add, the delivery time was pretty spectacular too. I ordered mine exactly a week ago on Memorial Day weekend and althouh they weren't originally supposed to arrive until next week, I still got them last night, Friday, despite the Federal holiday. Shutterfly is awesome! :-)"
"Worked great to share a few pictures from our trip on one card for family."
"I love Shutterfly I wasn't sure about the black and white concept mixed with color but it worked out perfect something simple and beautiful. The picture I loaded doesn't do Shutterfly justice I got the matte finish we got many compliments thanks for making our save the dates something to remember. I will be getting more wedding momentos from Shutterfly!!!"
"My save the dates turned out wonderful! I received them very fast and I am pleased with the product. Only thing I wish I was able to do with them is be able to customize them a bit more. I wish I could add text and change color."
You’ve got a big event coming up in your life, and there is long list of people that you hope will attend. How can you guarantee they’ll be there? Why, with save the date cards, of course. Many often overlook the need for these cards thinking that their wedding invitations will suffice in getting the people they want in attendance there. However, following that line of thinking can be quickest way to end up celebrating your big event in front your parents and a couple of sympathetic banquet hall janitors.
Why are save the date cards so important? Consider the amount of time that goes into planning your event, as well as when you will be making crucial decisions along the way. You may know that you’re getting married or graduating from college up to a year in advance. However, a lot of decisions will still need to be made in the run up to the big day, such as:
• Where will the event be held?
• What is the exact time that it will start?
• Where are you registered?
The answers to these questions will be included in your invitations, yet those may not be sent out until two-three months prior to event itself. That may give guests little time to change around their schedules or make travel arrangements.
However, by sending save the date cards eight to nine months in advance, you simply are letting the important people in your life know that you have a big event on the horizon and that you want them to reserve that day on their calendar. The assumption after having received such a card is that the exact details will be forthcoming.
So now, the final question: should you create a photo save the date or a photoless save the date? The decision is entirely up to you. Keep in mind, however, that you’ll also likely be including a picture when you send out your actual invitation. Thus, if you’re looking to save money in your event-planning budget, no photo save the date cards will allow you to do so while still sending your message.