Save the Date Cards

Once you have set your date and established a guest list, you may consider sending save the date cards. Save the date cards are an excellent way to formally announcing your engagement, while politely allowing your friends and family to mark their calendars. They are also especially helpful if you are planning a destination wedding, or if your nuptials are being held over a holiday.

Like many aspects of wedding planning, save the date cards also require specific etiquette protocol:

Save the date cards may be mailed up to one year, or more, in advance of your wedding, however they do not replace a formal invitation, and should mention that a wedding invitation will follow.

Every guest who receives a save the date card should also receive a formal invitation. For instance, you must not invite a guest and later choose to not invite them. So, when sending save the dates, one must be certain of their guest list.

Save the date cards should be simple. All that is required are your names, wedding date, and the city.

Save the date cards come in many forms. They may coordinate with your formal invitations; there are also many fun designs that show your personality. In our modern era, save the dates can even be emailed with links attached to a couple’s wedding website.

Amanda + Jaime’s Hill Country Wedding at the Marquardt Ranch

Although the weather posed to be a concern, it turned out to be the most perfect wedding day for Amanda and Jaime at the Marquardt Ranch. The backdrop at the Marquardt Ranch provided the fairytale, whimsical scenery that Amanda had always envisioned for her big day. The lovely couple even had the opportunity to have a kiss under a rainbow.

The Marquardt Ranch

238 Marquardt Road
Boerne, Texas 78006
(830) 324-6599
http://www.marquardtranch.com
 
Bar| Bartenders 4 You
Beauty | Blowout Glam
Cake | Exclusive Cake Shop
Catering | The Marquardt Ranch
Ceremony & Reception Venue | The Marquardt Ranch
DJ & Uplighting | Lumen Events
Florals | Blume Haus Events
Photography | Lauren Moffett Photography
Transportation | Roadrunner Charters

Jennifer + Nathan’s Elegant Hill Country Wedding

It was the most perfect fall wedding day for day for Jen and Nate. The lovely couple said “I Do” at a beautiful outdoor ceremony site at the Studios at Fischer in the famed Texas Hill Country. The venue is is a perfect combination of both modern and rustic; we absolutely loved the entire experience. What a great family and sweetest group of friends! We thoroughly enjoyed this fabulous wedding from beginning to end. Congratulations Jen and Nate! 
 
 Studios at Fischer
3711 FM484 #101
Canyon Lake, TX 78133
(830) 935-2044
 
Beauty | Vixen Hair & Makeup
Cake | Beyond Cake
Catering & Bar | Carrabba’s Italian Grill
Ceremony & Reception Venue |  Studios at Fischer
Photography | PGL Photography

Lace it Up!

Daniel Prislovsky Photography

What bride doesn’t want romantic tables at her wedding? Well, nothing says romance better than lace. Place long lace table cloths over your reception tables, while allowing the hem to drape the floor or ground, for an unforgettable vintage look.

Vintage Table Settings

Open your grandmother’s china cabinet or explore some estate sale bargains to find vintage china for charming wedding table settings.

Vintage china will add elegance, conversation and history to your wedding reception or outdoor garden party.

It’s not necessary that your china match perfectly, as many vintage china patterns can coordinate well together.