"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."
While many people think only of the wedding invitation before they actually get engaged and start to look at wedding stationery, there are actually several different occasions for which you will want invitations and more. Here is a quick checklist for the essential stationery you will need once you have set the date for your wedding.
If you want to let the world know that you are officially engaged, then you need engagement announcement cards. These are often sent to close friends and family, but you could send one to everyone on your guest list if you already have one.
You can shop for or create your own affordable save the date cards. These let everyone on your guest list know when your big day will be so they can start making plans to be there. You should send a save the date card to everyone you want to be at your wedding or reception.
While bridal showers and bachelor or bachelorette parties are usually managed by the maid of honor or best man, sometimes the bride or groom wishes to throw his or her own. In this case, you will need appropriate invitations for the event. Close friends and family are usually invited to these types of events, or you can restrict attendance to just bridesmaids and groomsmen.
Your main invitation should go to anyone you want at your ceremony or
reception. Many invitations invite everyone and include an extra insert
if the recipient is also invited to the ceremony. Other stationery you
might consider includes:
• Rehearsal: Everyone in the wedding party should get an invitation to the rehearsal dinner the night before the wedding.
• Name Cards: If you have arranged seating, name cards tell guests where they are to sit for the reception.
• Thank You Cards: These are vital to let everyone know you appreciated their presence and presents on your big day.
There is a lot of fun to be had with wedding stationery. Make sure you have the essential invitations and cards to get you from engagement to honeymoon.