Thursday, January 7, 2010

Save the Dates: We're on a Mission

We spent months trying to figure out what our Save the Dates should look like. Mr. Newport likes magnets, because they are practical and well, I like magnets because it gives us an excuse to use a photo from the engagment shoot!

The problem is, we want to fit a lot of information and just one magnet won't do. We had trouble with the design side of the save the date, but the wording seemed to come more easy. It didn't hurt that I had read the article, Well Said- A Destination Save the Date, by Kristy Rice of Momental Designs on WeddingbeePRO.

Because our wedding will be a destination wedding for all of our guests, we want to include not just the date, but hotel accomodations information, a photo, a little introductory, and I was thinking a cute qoute would be fun too.

Then I read Kristy's article. She suggests a mission statement. Sounds funny for a save the date, but after reading what she meant, I think it's perfect. Some people don't understand why we have to have our wedding out of state. Well for one, no matter where we chose, someone would have to travel, our guests are pretty much from MA or Jersey. It's not really why we chose Newport, but it did add to things.

We really chose Newport for the special meaning to us. I'd love to convey this to our guests who may not understand why they have to travel out of state to see us say "I do". So after some WeddingbeePRO inspiration, here is my first draft for our Save the Dates:

"Newport is where we met and fell in love. It has been an integral part of our relationship from the first date to the proposal. The first 4 years of our relationship were spent enjoying the restaraunts and activities Newport has to offer. It is a beautiful place to fall in love and a wonderful place to visit.

We would love for you to share our wedding day and the special place that brought us together.

Please Save the Date 10/2010"

Did anyone else get inspired and include a "Mission Statement" for your Save the Dates?


Kristy@RiceInk said...

Thanks so much for referring to my post on Weddingbee PRO. Our renewal save the dates went out before the Holiday and people are literally coming out of the weedwork saying they can't wait to join us. The mission statement works! Thanks again!

Newport Nuptials said...

No, thank you! I was really struggling with the wording, and was so excited when I found your post, it was so helpful and inspiring!