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Practical Save The Dates


by Meg Keene, Editor-In-Chief

First of all, I owe you all a huge thank you. I was freaking out about our Save The Dates recently, which is a nice way to say I was freaking out about wedding stress (how is it that even when you try not to stress about weddings, you stress about weddings?). You all were so supportive in the comments, sharing tales of stupid wedding fights, and crafty Save The Date ideas. A few of you emailed me your amazing Save The Dates, and gave me permission to share them. Here we go:
Practical Save The Dates | A Practical WeddingThis email Save The Date comes from two writers. It’s simple, but so effective.
Practical Save The Dates | A Practical WeddingThis email Save The Date cracks me up! This was a snapshot of their real fridge, turned into a wedding announcement. Apparently guest had tons of fun guessing the fridge contents and finding things on the fridge.
Practical Save The Dates | A Practical WeddingThis cool DIY Save The Date has a map inside, marked with places in New York that are important to the couple (and got our creative juices flowing!) See more details over here.

The wisest words came from Jessica who said: You know, it doesn’t matter if something is cliche or everyone does it – just draw something you like and send it out! Think of it as an invite for a really kickass, over the top dinner party.

Our Save The Date is now under construction… when they go out, I’ll update you.

Meg Keene

Meg is the Founder and EIC of APW. Her first book, A Practical Wedding: Creative Solutions for Planning a Beautiful, Affordable, and Meaningful Celebration, was published in January 2012, and has been a top three bestseller on the wedding bookshelf ever since. Meg has her BFA in Drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and son.

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09384044696343954901 DomestiGals

    These are so great! And look very easy to do, too. Love these ideas. Because it’s true, you really should have fun with the Save-the-Date. Can’t wait to see what you come up with! Cheers, Jen

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11371172824707301749 Cate Subrosa

    Can’t wait to see yours!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00337346522730672146 Hilary

    I like the books! So clever. Our save the dates are bookmarks. Our guests seem to really like them, but don’t want to use them as book marks.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10648725099262152263 AmyJean {Relentless Bride}

    All three of those are great, but i especially love the fridge one… so cute!

  • http://www.trulyengaging.com Heidi

    CLEVER!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03208244458086146065 Blablover5

    I love the book one. Very cute.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12633056996927758780 Amanda

    I love the top one with the books (I am a huge bookworm). This makes me want to change my mind and do STD’s!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11923528728395200834 Pretty Bride

    Soo cute! I love the one with the books… personal and clever… :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17626192244211099915 mimi

    great post thanks for the ideas.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18109285188206811042 Joanna Goddard

    love these!