Category: Save the Date Ideas

These save the date ideas give couples inspiration for their save the date cards, engagement photos and wedding tips!

You’re engaged. Engaged! As a team of twenty and thirty-something women, we know engagements. We love engagements. There’s something so magical about the love and anticipation that accompanies this sweet time in your life.

Let’s talk about how to announce your wedding date to your guests. There are two rules we like to follow.

#1: Announce your date 9 – 12 months from your wedding day.
#2: Make this announcement with a physical Save the Date.

Let’s talk about #2. We firmly believe that sending a real Save the Date in the real mail is the only way to go when announcing your date. It’s very clear who is invited when your Save the Date is delivered in a mailbox versus an inbox, or even worse, a newsfeed. But more importantly, your wedding is seriously special and deserves to be announced in a special way!

Speaking of special…check out these new Save the Date Banners. They are simply ahhhh-dorable and unlike anything your guests have ever received before. Each panel is strung on a ribbon to create a Save the Date that’s unique and absolutely keep-worthy. And yes, they’re mailed in a regular envelope! Just imagine your loved ones reaction when they open it to find something this cute inside!

Featured Products: Love Glow Save the Date Banner, Mega Date Save the Date Banner, Golden Love Save the Date Banner.

 

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Wait till you see our shiny new save the date ideas! These foil-stamped save the date cards make the most of your beautiful engagement photos, dressing them up with foil fonts, foil confetti, foil hearts and foil ampersands for looks you’ll only find at Pear Tree. You can even choose from four different foil colors and styles: gold, silver, copper or glitter gold.

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Me You Foil Save the Date Cards Foil Ampersand Vertical Save The Date Cards

Congratulations on your engagement! We are so excited for you to begin the wedding planning journey. You can refer to our wedding planning checklist to make sure you stay on track with your to-dos. But if you have already figured out your date, ceremony location, reception location and time then you are ready to start creating your save the date cards! Save the dates are helpful for letting your guests know the exact details of your big day, and are especially helpful for out-of-town guests who may need to make hotel arrangements.

Save the date cards don’t have to break your budget, either. We have save the dates that cost around $100 for 100 cards – and yes, it’ll be our little secret! (Click on the card to learn more about it.)

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Engagement Photo Ideas
Engagement Photo Ideas
Pretty quickly after we got engaged I started thinking about engagement photo ideas for two reasons: first because I wanted to take advantage of how beautiful fall is in Minnesota and secondly because I wanted to be able to include them in our save the date cards and get them out early. A lot of our guests will be coming from out of state and it will give them more time to make travel arrangements.

A few weeks before the session I brainstormed potential shoot locations with both my fiancé and photographer Hollywould Designs. We settled on three separate places: a very lovely local park that sits on the banks of the Minnesota River, a large wooden bridge on one of our favorite bike trails, and a very cool-looking, worn-down industrial warehouse that’s right down the street from our home. Each of these spots shows off the natural beauty of the area and was special to us as a couple.Kelsey & Andy: Engagement Photo Ideas #peartreegreetings #weddingideas

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We hear this question a lot, along with “Does everybody send them?” and “Who do I send them to?” Save the date cards are certainly not required, but they have become very popular in recent years. They are especially helpful if you’re inviting a lot of out-of-town guests or planning a destination wedding, and they are sent to everyone on your guest list about six months in advance of the wedding. Even if you’re not getting married in Bora Bora, save the dates can be used to accomplish several things:

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Save the Date Cards -- Happily Ever Headlines
We love to look at the save the date cards our customers order. (Who doesn’t love a good engagement story?) This simple tri-fold Happily Ever Headlines – Save the Date Card intrigued us with its beautiful photos and we wanted to know more. Bride-to-be Megan was happy to tell us her story.

“To tell you the truth,” she says, “we aren’t like most couples. I don’t remember the first time I ever laid eyes on Wes, and I certainly don’t remember our first date, but I figure that is acceptable if you met at the tender age of 11. Wes and I dated on and off throughout our middle school years. We spent many middle school dances dancing to KC and JoJo. Who knew at that point that it was only the beginning of a life-long friendship?”

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Save the Date ideasMatt surprised Amanda with a marriage proposal while they were on vacation, visiting her family in Brazil. “It was an amazing surprise, and he did it just right!” says Amanda. When they got back home and began looking at venues, they knew right away that a traditional wedding wasn’t for them. “We always had a laid back and intimate wedding in mind. Matt heard from a friend who had been to a destination wedding and was raving about all the fun they had, so we decided to give that some serious consideration. We visited Mexico in October 2012 and fell in love with the vibe, weather and people.”