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Do You Need to Send a Save-the-Date Card?

Early Spring Save the Date Card by Giftsin24.com

Our Early Spring Save the Date Card elegantly gives guests advance notice of your wedding.

Sending a wedding save-the-date card: when is it necessary and when is it not? These days, there are so many tasks associated with planning a wedding. It’s nice to know if they are all must-dos or might-be-nice-to-dos. Wedding save-the-date cards straddle both.

Yes, You Need a Save the Date Card

Sending a save-the-date card has become a necessity in certain situations. If you are planning a destination wedding, send one. Same goes for a three-day weekend extravaganza. They are also convenient for a holiday weekend wedding. Have a lot of out-of-town guests? Accommodate them by giving them advance notice.

In these situations, as a general rule, send a save-the-date card at least 6 months before the ceremony. For a destination wedding, send one 8 months ahead.

Giving your guests advance notice about your wedding date will give them adequate time to make travel arrangements. They may also need to rearrange work schedules and save for transportation or lodging.

No, You Don’t

If you are planning a simple wedding locally, you won’t need a save-the-date card. A typical two or three month notice is adequate. Plus, you can count of word of mouth helping to inform guests of your wedding date.

Browse Giftsin24’s collection of wedding save-the-date cards here

4 Steps to Perfect Wedding Thank You Notes

Classic Monogram Bordered Card by Giftsin24.com

Customize the Classic Monogram Bordered Card with a monogram or colored border that matches your wedding colors

The new wedding dishes have found a home in your kitchen. The wedding photos are on their way. And memories of your blissful honeymoon are fresh in your mind. Now what? Have you written your first wedding thank you note yet?

It might be time to tackle that pile of thank you notes you owe to your family and friends. The simple act of handwriting a thoughtful note will be a meaningful memento to them. They put in a lot of effort to help you celebrate. Taking the time to write a beautiful thank you note speaks volumes about the type of person you are and the kinds of relationships you’ll maintain for the rest of your life.

So, find your favorite pen. Choose some beautiful stationery and consult your gift list. Then start writing.

1. The Basic Format for the Wedding Thank You Note

The typical format for a wedding thank you note usually goes like this:

Salutation.

First line: thank them for the gift–be sure to name it. If it’s money, avoid naming the amount. The words “generous gift” will suffice.

Second line: tell them how you plan to use it, or some way that you admire or appreciate it.

Third line: thank them for their friendship or support or for coming to your event

Close. (Be sure both bride and groom sign each note.)

Simple, right?

2. Beyond the Basics

Move beyond these basics when writing to people especially close to you, or those who put extra thought and care into the gift. Perhaps you can keep these people on a separate “short list.” Add a few lines that acknowledge the generosity of parents who footed some of the wedding expenses. Praise the thoughtfulness of an aunt who created a beautiful handmade quilt out of your childhood clothes. Thank a friend who traveled across the country to be there for your big day.

Sienna Monogram Note from giftsin24.com makes a great wedding thank you note

The Sienna Monogram Note features a flowing, elegant monogram. It makes a beautiful wedding thank you note.

3. Add a Small Token

You might also choose to share a small object or additional lines of writing that are meaningful to you. You might tuck in a favorite recipe you discovered at a restaurant on your  honeymoon. Include a special quote from a parent’s toast or a lyric from your first dance. Try slipping in seeds of your favorite tree or fruit or vegetable. Perhaps you might slide in a wedding photo of you and the person you are thanking.

4. Choose Lovely Stationery with a Couple’s Monogram

May we suggest writing your thank you notes on single panel cards or folded notes featuring a beautifully embossed “couple’s monogram”? Your shared last name initial takes the center spot. Her first initial is on the left, his first initial is on the right.

Here are some of our favorites:

Traditional Monogram Note  Simple & tasteful. Thank-you notes folded in white or ivory paper never go out of style. A perennial top-seller, our Traditional Monogram Note features a flowing, embossed script for a timeless look. Ships in 24 hours.

Classic Frame Monogram Note from Giftsin24.com

A couple’s monogram features the shared last initial in the center, her first initial on the left and his first initial on the right.

Classic Frame Monogram Note   Giftsin24 features stationery by the top producer of embossed social stationery in the U.S., and this folding note is one reason why. You have to see and feel it in your hand to understand it: crisp, deeply impressed borders and gracefully winding letters lend elegant formality, while creamy, thick paper provides weight and consequence. Offered in traditional white or ivory with matching envelopes.

Classic Monogram Bordered Card   Fashions come and go, but the Classic Monogram Bordered Card is always in style. Featuring a beautifully rendered monogram in your choice of 10 raised-ink colors and a bold border in your choice of 6 colors, this card offers a multitude of options from which to create your signature look for your wedding thank you note. Try navy ink on white paper for a classic feel. If you like your stationery to match your morning latte, try the mocha ink on ivory paper. As with all our notes and cards, 50 matching envelopes are included. Optional lined envelopes make this stationery set even more yummy.

 

Elegant Napkins for Wedding Showers

Serenity Personalized Napkins for Wedding Showers

Serenity Personalized Napkins give wedding showers or engagement parties that little extra something that says Help Us Celebrate Our New Life Together!

Spring wedding showers should have beautiful napkins. And, it’s so easy to add that touch of elegance.

Giftsin24.com offers a wide array of napkin colors and inks. Choose a combination that coordinates with your table, add the lucky couple’s names, and we’ll ship them in 24 hours.

Here are our top 5 wedding shower napkins…

Blissful Napkins: The typeface says, “modern couple,” while the foil-stamping gives the table a hint of shine.  Choose from 27 napkin colors and 15 foil colors.

Serenity Napkins:  These foil-stamped napkins feature a single script initial and one line of text. Choose from 27 napkin colors and 15 foil colors.

Pearl Color Mist Declaration Napkins: These napkins come in an array of beautiful spring colors. The design is created with a combination of foil-stamping and embossing.

Wedding Embossed Napkins: These napkins offer you three lines of text and a choice of lettering style, motif and paper color, affording you endless opportunities to create the perfect napkin. Images include wedding bells, rings, love, love birds and hearts.  Also offered in a foil-stamped version.

Nuptial Foil-Stamped Napkins: A foil-stamped napkin lends elegance to an engagement party.  Includes up to three lines of personalization and a choice of font, motif, foil ink color and paper color. Motifs include wedding bands, Mr. & Mrs., To the Moon and Back, bow tie, diamond ring and xoxo. Also available in an embossed version.

Find more choices at giftsin24.com…or visit our Pinterest page.

Gifts for Engaged Couples

Gifts for engaged couples include stationery with names and monogramsPreparing for a wedding is an exciting and busy time for engaged couples.  There are so many things to think about and organize.  The days fly by in a whirlwind of plans, appointments, and happy social events.

Whether there will be many casual get-togethers or one formal wedding shower, there are plenty of occasions for gift-giving and wishing the couple future happiness.  Showing off their new name as a married couple for the first time is always thrilling and Giftsin24 has a wide selection of personalized gift ideas, including notes, cards, tablets, notepads and napkins.

Here are our favorite gifts for engaged couples:

Couples 7 Tablet Set:  The perfect gift! Both their first names combined with their new family name, on seven tablets of various sizes.

Family Photo Memo Square:  They can show off their favorite photo as they jot down notes and reminders.

Traditional Monogram Note:  Classic and understated, the ideal notes for writing wedding thank yous.

Family Pride Note:  Their family name surrounded by first names.  This is especially thoughtful for families that are blending through marriage.

Personalized Napkins and Guest Towels:  Always in style and always impressive.  They’ll enjoy using these at their first “official” get-together as Mr. and Mrs.

Personalized Save the Date Cards

Save the Date Cards from Giftsin24.com ship in 24 hours

Our Modern Mocha Card helps your guests save the date for your upcoming event.

Even though snow may be falling and the winter feels endless, spring is just around the corner.  Summer won’t be far behind with summer parties and outdoor entertaining. Give your summer party guests a heads up that fun is on its way with Save the Date cards.

Do you have a wedding shower or baby shower to plan?  How about an anniversary celebration, birthday party or graduation party?  If you want to make sure that your guests will save the day for your special celebration, send them a Save the Date card.

Alert Your Guests so They Can Plan Ahead

Sending your guests a personalized Save the Date card helps ensure that your special day or party will be attended by the ones you want to share it with.  A simple personalized card with the date and particulars of your get-together will keep guests informed and up-to-date on details.   They can mark their calendars, make their travel arrangements, and look forward to your event with happy anticipation.

Guarantee that your guests will keep your celebration in mind. Choose one of Giftsin24’s convenient and stylish Save the Date cards.

Wedding Stationery

If you’re looking forward to an upcoming wedding, now is the time to start thinking about your wedding stationery. These papers will help make your day special, like the save-the-dates, the invitations, and thank you notes.

Wedding Stationery from giftsin24 ships in 24 hours.

Personalized Wedding Thank You Notes

You may think that you’ll only need personalized thank you notes for writing wedding thank yous after the big day, but there will be many other occasions to pen a line of appreciation. Think engagement parties, bridal showers, luncheons and get-togethers. Each time someone hosts a party, sends a gift or extends their congratulations, you should respond with a personal, handwritten thank you note.

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Pretty Wedding Invites

Embossed Graphics also makes beautiful wedding invitations. You can find them at your local stationery store. We craft them with triple-thick luxury paper. Plus, we also include special treatments like elaborate borders, pearl coatings, raised ink and cotton and linen papers.

You can order envelopes with fancy, patterned, hand-inserted linings and return addresses. As with our stationery, you have a choice of white or ivory paper. In addition, we color-match the envelopes that we make right here in our American factory. We make all our wedding invitations within three or four days.