Unique Save The Dates Items

By Carolyn Wilson

After making a decision on your wedding day, what is left is to send invitation to guests. Bear in mind that people are busy which means that you will be competing with other invitations. As such, you should have unique save the dates items that will make your invitation memorable. Such items also make the invitation personal which builds anticipation for the big day.

Prepare a card that is uniquely shaped. Distinct shapes are memorable and leave a lasting impression in the minds of those receiving the cards. The most common shape is rectangular. This is mundane and can be substituted with diamond, circle, hexagon, etc. This invitation may be enhanced by providing a hanging thread, hook, standing platform, etc. Such unique features make your invitation outstanding among the many received.

Include a caricature on your card. Use a real picture to draw the couple in an inimitable mood. It makes your invitation different and memorable. You may add an ornament like a flower or let the couple engage in a dance. Use the theme of your wedding in the background and include words that are in line with your images. Do not stuff the drawing with a lot of unnecessary images that it appears like a joke.

How would a photograph poster appear? There are photos that send a clear message of your intention without having to add words. Look for a vintage wedding photo or one with the bride and groom in a classic car and include it on your card. This is a distinct approach and differs from ordinary clip arts and words. Professionally emboss or assimilate the photo into a meaningful invitation.

Consider a sticker ticket as part of your invitation. People use stickers of different colors and shapes as reminders on computers, desks, boards, etc. Include a sticker when making your cards such that it will be pasted on a calendar or any other visible area for your guests. The sticker should capture the date and venue of your celebration.

There is magic in art. Cards are common and are usually discarded after the wedding or easily forgotten before. However, artistic objects like embossed cups, bracelets, flags, sculptures, etc will remain in the memory of invited guests. It is impossible for a person to discard a flag or cup even after the wedding is over. Such objects remain with your guests and will come in handy when you are having your anniversary.

Consider your friends who speak a different language. Consider writing the message in different languages. It accommodates all your friends, especially those from different nationalities, and is also stylish. By accommodating their language, you give the invitation a personalized feel. When the messages are printed on a single card, it saves money.

What of an audio or video? Technology has allowed people to make digital invitations. Maybe you have no addresses of most of your friends. It is also time consuming to drop cards from door to door. Consider inviting friends by attaching an audio or video to their social media handles. It gives them an opportunity to replay the invitation over and over. Some may also use it as a ringing tone on their phones.

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