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Clever Ways to Save the Date

Martha Stewart Weddings, Spring 2006

You've combed through the calendar and chosen a date. Now give guests a heads-up with amusing reminders you make yourself. Though you certainly don't need to send save-the-date cards, they're a fun way to get everyone excited, and they're especially helpful when many of your guests have to make travel arrangements or if accommodations near the ceremony site are limited (mail the notices about six months in advance).

Here, we offer a dozen whimsical versions, all of which can be crafted at home with simple supplies. Although it conveys some of the same information as a wedding invitation, save-the-date-card wording can be informal; just be sure to include a line indicating that an invitation and more details will follow. Many of our creations can be turned out in a few hours -- time well spent to ensure that your loved ones can be part of your celebration.

Map out a Plan for a Faraway Wedding
Playful Cards Suggest the Fun to Come
Mark the Day in a Memorable Way
Folding How-Tos

Comments (7)

  • giulia84 10 Mar, 2011

    MGronewold did you find the image?? I

  • MGroenewold 30 Dec, 2010

    I need that image of the hand! Anyone know where I can find it?

  • meghannhaxton 2 May, 2008

    It has been six months and the links are still broken!? That's a bit rediculous.

  • Carly7812 26 Jan, 2008

    the links are irritating and the pictures are too small....don't make me become a Bridezilla!! j/k.

  • djbeech 15 Jan, 2008

    The fact that the links don't work has already been mentioned twice. If unable to repair, they should be removed from the site.

  • sewer 7 Jan, 2008

    Yes, they don't work. Very annoying!

  • ChaoticGlassGirl 7 Dec, 2007

    All of these links are broken!