Save the Date: How, Who and When

Jan 30 2015

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Save the Date: The deets on how, who & when

Congrats! Sending Save the Dates is a fun way to share the big news plus, the visual reminder will keep guests mindful of your wedding date–which makes it more likely that they will attend. After you’ve chosen the date, had your engagement photos taken, the next step is deciding how to Save the Date and which stationery to use.

How to Save the Date {Ideas, Tips & Trends}

How: So many ideas, so many ways to save the date. Since it’s still early in your wedding planning, there aren’t any rules to “saving the date.” You don’t have to worry about following a theme or committing to a certain wedding style. You can simply have fun or, begin setting the tone–it’s up to you!

Current Save the Date Trends:

  • Photos:  large photo with text overlay, using photo collage {Browse 10 Photo Save the Date Ideas}
  • Patterns: geometrics, gingham, polka dots
  • Florals: from soft to bold, watercolor
  • Witty wording to show personality, destination, wedding style
  • Trending colors: muted pastels, vivid shades {kiwi, raspberry} blush pink, rose-gold, charcoal, purple

At MagnetStreet you have your choice of Save the Date Magnets, Cards or Postcards. Since every design is easily personalized with your colors, photos, fonts and wording. Here are your choices:

Save the Date Magnets: Long lasting and popular, magnets keep your wedding date in front of guests all year long.
There are 8 unique sizes and shapes to choose from {mini to large, to photo booth & heart-shaped}. Magnets are ever popular for their ability to stand the test of time and decorate the fridge. Everyone loves a beautiful, useful magnet–especially from someone they love!

Save the Date Cards: Love paper? Choose from 5 different sizes and 4 specialty paper types. Cards are ideal for showcasing unique elements about your photo and design.
1. Luxe Pearl: Shimmering paper. Perfect for trendy designs, colors & photos.
2. Premium Smooth: Soft, matte look with eggshell finish. Excellent multi-purpose paper for all colors, photos, designs.
3. Fine Linen: Matte look, slightly textured. Elegant and emulates the look of line fabric. Looks beautiful with light or bold colors, photos.
4. Pressed Texture: Matte look, distinctly textured. Artistic–perfect for earthy, rustic or watercolor designs.

Save the Date PostcardsLaid-back and affordable. Postcards are beloved for their stylish simplicity. Available in standard size or 5×7, Postcards are an easy way to save the date.

Who: Send only to those you actually plan on inviting to your wedding. Save the Dates are an informal invitation to your wedding–not just an announcement. For instance, if you’re still undecided about inviting work friends, then err on the side of caution and don’t send to your work friends until you are sure.

When: Send your Save the Dates anywhere from 6-12 months ahead of your wedding date. Lives are busier than ever and the greatest chance of making sure your fave peeps will be there, is giving them enough time to plan, save, and request time off from work. This is especially true if you are having a destination wedding.

On a budget? Check out this article on how to save money on your Save the Dates.

Please share, how are you Saving the Date?

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Woodsy Engagement Photos in a Magical Forest

Jan 29 2015

Woodsy Engagement Photos

Oh, my! We’re always on the hunt for fun save the date photo ideas and found a ton of adorable and inspirational shots in Gabby and Andre’s Florida e-sesh. These woodsy engagement photos have a magical forest quality to them–almost cinematographic. The woods seem to be the perfect backdrop to bring out the fun in this cuter-than-cute couple! Gabby and Andre met at the University of Florida. Gabby loves hip hop dancing and teaches inner city kids how to dance and keep off the streets. Andre just loves dancing and is studying to be a mechanical engineer. Here they are–dancing in the woods and having a great time. Thanks to KimberlyHartmann Photography for sharing the love. Enjoy!

baloons in engagement photos by Kimberly Hartmann Photography

Balloons in enagement photo- by Kimberly Hartmann Photography

Woodsy engagement photos with flower props--by Kimberly Hartmann Photography

Florida engagement shoot by Kimberly Hartmann Photography

Cute, Florida engagement photos--by Kimberly Hartmann Photography

Florida engagement photo by Kimberly Hartmann Photography

Dancing in woodsy engagement photos--by Kimberly Hartmann Photography

Engagement photos--by Kimberly Hartmann Photography

Beautiful engagement photo--by Kimberly Hartmann Photography

Florida engagement photo in a church--by Kimberly Hartmann Photography

Silhouette engagement photo--by Kimberly Hartmann Photography


Save the Date Photo Idea:

Balloon props: Everybody loves balloons–they bring out the kid in you–which makes them perfect to add to a fun, casual engagement shoot. Simply bring out 1, 2, or 3 oversized balloons to your photo shoot and then … play.

Save the Date photo ideas using balloons as props

Photographer: KimberlyHartmann Photography | Location: Baughman Center, Lake Alice | via Two Bright Lights

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Ohio University Wedding

Jan 28 2015

Ohio University Wedding in The College Green

Mike and Maghan met as college students at Ohio University. They now live in Athens and found it only fitting to have an Ohio University wedding in the College Green. When they started to plan their wedding, they knew they wanted three things for sure: to have an outdoor wedding ceremony, have their dogs in attendance, and close family and friends at their sides. That said, Mike and Maghan weren’t into incorporating a lot of wedding traditions. They simply wanted a unique wedding–that had “Mike and Maghan” written all over it. Maghan said, “We had the bridesmaids pick their own dresses in ivory and pick their shoe color and then we matched the groomsmen with the color the girls wanted. Without stressing over all the little details of planning, Mike and Maghan didn’t expect perfection. “All we wanted was people we love coming together, having a great time, and helping us celebrate. Ironically the whole day turned out to be exactly what we didn’t expect it to be: perfect.” Well said, Maghan! Enjoy this colorful, quaint and eclectic wedding at Ohio University, sweetly captured by Heirloom Collective.

Ohio University Wedding with dogs--photo by Heirloom Collective

Eclectic wedding bouquet--photo by Heirloom Collective

Mismatched bridesmaid dresses at Ohio University wedding--photos by Heirloom Collective

Mismatched bridesmaid dresses and shoes--photos by Heirloom Collective

Groom's pink bow tie--photo by Heirloom Collective

Groom and Groomsmen in multi-colored bow ties--photo by Heirloom Collective

Groomsmen in multi-colored argyle socks--photo by Heirloom Collective

Wedding ceremony musicians in the College Green at Ohio University wedding--photo by Heirloom Collective

Bridal party at Ohio University wedding--photo by Heirloom Collective

Father walking bride down the aisle in the College Green at Ohio University--photo by Heirloom Collective

Ohio University Wedding in the College Green--photo by Heirloom Collective

Dog at wedding ceremony--photo by Heirloom Collective

The College Green at Ohio University Wedding--photo by Heirloom Collective

Bride and Groom at Ohio University--photo by Heirloom Collective

Wedding party at Ohio University--photos by Heirloom Collective

Athens Country Club wedding reception--photos by Heirloom Collective

Wildflower centerpiece and DIY guestbook--photos by Heirloom Collective

Square tiered wedding cake and personalized M&Ms--photos by Heirloom Collective

Ohio University wedding party, Athens, Ohio--photo by Heirloom Collective

Bride and Groom walking around Athens Ohio--photos by Heirloom Collective

Photographer:  Heirloom Collective | Cake Designer: Angel’s Food Cake | Reception Venue: Athens Country Club | Ceremony Location: College Green Ohio University | Floral Designer: Hyacinth Bean Florist | via Two Bright Lights

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Outdoor Engagement Photos

Jan 27 2015

Rustic Outdoor Engagement Photos

We’re thanking Darin Crofton Photography for Mike and Jeanna’s sweet outdoor engagement photos. Full of rustic romance and bohemian charm, there’s an effortless and no fuss feel to this engagement shoot. Jeanna’s floral wreath is super adorable for these countryside shots and we couldn’t be more smitten with their simple props, poses and burlap wedding date bunting. If you’re looking for engagement photo ideas for your rustic save the date, check out the sweet simplicity found here–in Mike and Jeanna’s outdoor engagement photos set in Florida’s beautiful countryside. Enjoy.

Rustic outdoor engagement photos

Outdoor engagement photos with DIY banner on fence

Outdoor photo engagement idea, holding scrabble pieces

Country engagement photo

Country engagement picture idea of reading a book together in a field

Country engagement photo

Country engagement photo shoot

Outdoor engagement photo idea

Cute, country engagement pic

Photographer:  Darin Crofton Photography | via Two Bright Lights

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