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Say Cheese and Save the Date


Simply put: Cutest trend ever! How can you not love these photo booth-style Save the Dates? The are personal, on trend, and pretty inexpensive to pull off. All you have to do is print up a few signs with your wedding details and head to the closest photo booth in town. Or, if you want to get really crafty, you could even recreate a photo booth at home with a curtained backdrop and a camera with a timer setting. Once you have your photos you can scan them into your computer and easily create Save the Dates using a basic photo editor. Bonus points for including props like sombreros or leis that will get people excited about your destination!


Be Our Guest?


Who are you inviting to YOUR wedding? Does your dream day include being surrounded by all of your friends and family? Here's what you need to know about guest attendance: TheKnot.com says that couples getting married away can usually count on 50% of their invited guests to attend. So what does this mean for you? Although you may expect all of your invitees to make the trip to watch you tie the knot, the sad fact is that not everyone will be able to make it. In today's economy, not everyone has the extra money or vacation time to make the trip-- even though they may reaaaally want to be there. But, there are a few things you can do to improve your odds.

  1. Give notice!! Send those 'Save the Dates' out as soon as you pick a date. That way people will have time to plan and to save for the big event.
  2. Give options! It's perfectly fine if you want to get married at a swank resort-- it is your day, after all! Just make sure you have a few lodging options at different price points for your guests who may not be able to afford the creme de la creme. It may make the difference for them being there!
  3. Give money! If there are a handful of VIPs who simply must be there, it's a good idea to put a little bit of your wedding budget aside to assist them financially. They may not actually need your help but if they do, you'll be glad you thought ahead.

The great thing about destination weddings is that they have a funny sort of way of self-selecting and you are likely to end up with a fun-loving, adventurous, and vibrant bunch. When all is said and done, the perfect group of friends and family will emerge to celebrate with you. Remember not to take it personally if some of your guests don't make it-- we promise that your day will be spectacular no matter who is there!

P.S. Passport Invites and don't forget Wedding Etiquette: Call Guests With Late RSVPs?


Maps o' Love


     We are absolutely in love with these customized wedding maps! Use them as your Save the Date, Invitation, or as an insert in your Out-of-Town Bag. Your guests will love the gesture and you'll be left with a sweet and stylish memento of your destination wedding. And they are 100% personalized so you can include places that are special to you and your honey. Order them from Etsy by clicking on the 'Source' link above. Happy Mapping!

P.S. Paper Bag Love Affair


Stationery on the Cheap



If you don't feel like giving stationery a big piece of your wedding budget pie, consider using a site like Kodak Gallery to print up your Save the Dates, Announcements, Thank You Cards, or even your Invitations. From $7 for a set of 10 customized 5 X 7 cards, it's a smart decision for brides on a budget.

P.S. A Unique "Thank You" card


Save The Date...On Your Fridge



A Save-The-Date serves a few purposes. The first, and clearly most important one is that it notifies people to reserve the date in their little black books. The second, and in our opinion, equally important, is it should get people excited to attend your wedding. The third reason is that it lets people know that a formal invite with lots of great information will be on its way. With all of that said, we love the idea of a Save-The-Date with staying power! That's right, make a Save-The-Date magnet, and people will pop it on their fridge and always be reminded of the good times to come!

P.S. Be Our Guest?