Unique Save the Dates Your Guests Will Love

Petite Alma

Congratulations to all the newly engaged couples! For many of you here begins the long – very long – journey of wedding planning. It’s important to send save the dates at least six months in advance, so once you’ve locked down a venue, it’s time to think about yours. While the function of a save the date used to be entirely logistical – and you should definitely include some logistical info, the date, venue , and who’s invited – they’ve become so much more. Your save the date is the first official preview of your wedding, and for some, you and your fiancé as a couple. You already know your wedding will be amazing, so why not take the opportunity to wow your guests? These save the date ideas will not only have your guests saving the date, they’ll be counting down the days until they can watch you say, “I do“.

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An al fresco black and gold wedding by Merari Photography

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If there’s one thing we love in a wedding, it’s a chic color palette that elevates the details and overall atmosphere of the big day. Chris and Colleen, today’s gorgeous couple, proved their impeccable taste with their al fresco black and gold wedding day. Set at the stunning Deering Estate in southern Florida, the sophisticated day came together with perfect black and gold elegance with the planning help of Flutter Fete.

From the first moments of Chris and Colleen’s portraits (how jaw-dropping is that lace dress?) to the intimate al fresco wedding reception, the couple looks blissfully happy together. It’s clear that this special day is just the start of a beautiful marriage and long, blissful life together! Read on for more lovely moments of Chris and Colleen’s day, captured by Merari Photography.

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An intimate peach and pink winery wedding by Sylvie Gil Photography

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What happens when a chef from the renowned restaurant Chez Panisse gets married? Well, you might just have an answer to that question after seeing today’s gorgeous and intimate peach and pink winery wedding! Laura and Conor were married in the pastoral rolling hills of Santa Rosa, surrounded by their friends and family. The entire day was centered around the couple’s love of entertaining and family-style dinners, which made the celebration all the more special. And those beautiful pops of peach and pink are a simply stunning accent to this perfect wedding day!

Read on for more beautiful photos by Sylvie Gil Photography and commentary from Laura, the bride!

From the bride:

One of the few things that Conor and I knew when we began to plan our wedding was that we wanted the celebration to feel natural and welcoming for our guests. We cherish our families’ long-standing tradition of casual Sunday night dinners, and we loved the idea of bringing a warm, familial and relaxed feel to our wedding celebration.

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10 wedding tasks your groom should be in charge of

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Jose Villa

Your fiancé is exhausted. He just spent sleepless nights planning the perfect proposal, finding the perfect ring and keeping a HUGE secret. He is ready for a break, but you were just given a ticket to start planning the day of your dreams! Getting your fiancé excited about wedding planning can be a bit of a challenge and may become frustrating, if not infuriating.

So what the important wedding tasks for your groom to be in charge of?  I’m going to let you in on a few tips and tricks I have seen work when it comes to getting your groom on the wedding planning express.

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