This blog shares the happenings of Chris, Lacey and Reese O'Donnell. We didn't used to have that much to say about ourselves which is why posts were few and far between, but now we have a little person that will give us a lot to talk about. The blog will also feature Lacey's Random Finds - event planning, paper love, pretty crafty things, etc.


Save the Dates

Save the Dates are a perfect way to give guests a preliminary heads up and provide more details about your event. Some basic guidelines for sending Save the Dates:

Who needs them?

Suggested for:
Everyone. More and more brides are sending Save the Dates as they provide a fun opportunity to get the word out and foreshadow the style of your big event.

Required for:
Destination Wedding
Weddings including Out of Town Guests
Weddings taking place during a holiday or other peak time

When to send?

Aim to send save-the-date cards soon after you secure your date and venue, or about 6-9 months prior to your wedding.

What style should I use?
Save the Dates are fun. Since they are a relatively modern concept, no formal rules apply. You can find options that match your invitation, colors and theme. Or mix it up - use something whimsical or casual.

What should I include?
Save the Dates should be simple, providng a basic who, what, when.... Be sure to include:
* Names
* Date
* Location

You can also include:
* hotel accommodations
* directions
* any additional parties you might want guests to attend during the wedding weekend