You might be one of the many new brides-to-be who just got engaged over the holidays (maybe it was a Christmas Day proposal – like mine was, back in 2002 – or maybe your fiance popped the question as the ball dropped on New Year’s Eve! :). Whatever the case may be, the date is a little ways out yet, but you want to make sure that your guests know it’s coming up. Send a “Save the Date” so that they mark their calendars in advance!

There are several creative ways to do this, including…

…with a picture of the happy couple…ahhh…
…with a vintage postcard…
…or even on a luggage tag (picture courtesy of Emmaline Bride).
There are plenty of good reasons to send out “Save the Dates”, which is why they are becoming more popular. Definitely send them if you know that a number of your guests live out-of-state (or in other countries) and will need to travel. Knowing when the date of your event is will allow them to mark it on their calendars early so that they can make the necessary arrangements to get there.
Congratulations to all the newly engaged couples of 2012, and happy planning! 🙂