Save The Date cards
Now that we've picked a date, the next thing to do as soon as possible is send out Save The Date cards.
I didn't know about these. I thought you just sent out invitations a couple months before the wedding, and that's how people knew when the wedding was supposed to be. Apparently, people need more advance notice. I thought, why not just send out the invitations sooner then? But I'm told that's not how it's done. There's no logic to it. Apparently, people need warning that an invitation will be coming. I don't recall ever getting a Save The Date card for any wedding I've ever been invited to. Maybe I've always been a last-minute invite when someone else cancelled.
Anyways, this was pretty easy. I typed Save The Date into Google. I got back many results. I clicked on one of the first results, and there was an online store that had about 45 different designs to choose from. I got excited when I saw that some were magnets, and I declared that our Save The Date must be a fridge magnet. If I got a paper Save The Date card in the mail, it would hit the recycling bin rather soon. But a fridge magnet - that'll stay on my fridge for the next 30 years!
Stacie is also a graphic designer, so she spent some time designing our magnets. But of course, this is the New Millennium, so every wedding has to have a URL. So when we register the URL, we can complete the magnets, and send them out.
If you're one of those couples without a graphic designer between the 2 of you, then you can use one of the online templates and have your magnets ordered inside of 20 minutes.
If they're going to be magnets, they'd better be cool. Because they ARE going to be on the fridge for the next 30 years... ;^)