So, I know that several of you aren't sure if you should send them or not - go for it! If you have it in your budget, it is a fun and friendly way to inform your guests of your wedding. You don't have to send them to everyone, just people you know for sure you are inviting such as family members and close friends. I found mine for pretty cheap on Shutterfly. They have so many great options and are constantly running sales. Also, if you sign up for their email list, you will get COUPONS! Who doesn't love a good coupon?

Tip: set up a wedding email account for all of your wedding related emails. It works fabulously as an email address to give your venues and keeps all of your online wedding purchases in one place.

I have used Shutterfly for both our Guestbook and our Save the Dates and have been extremely pleased with both of my purchases so I am a little biased! Be sure to check out their most recent coupon codes here.

Other great websites to try are Wedding Paper Divas, and Minted. Usually these sites all have some kind of deals going on that you could use for your save the dates! I found that Shutterfly always had the best deals and great designs, too.

Here is what our save the dates look like:

Bride Tip: Print your own envelopes! It is easy and cheap. Totally not necessary to pay a third party to do it for you. Benefit: saves you money and your addresses are ready to go for when you need to print your invitation addresses - you can also pick your own font!

How to print envelopes with Mail Merge (Word/Excel users with a PC)

Here is what our envelopes looked like:
Font: Carolyna Pro