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Create a FREE Wedding Website that matches your Save the Date cards, Invitations, etc from Wedding Paper Divas

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Wedding Save the Dates : from magnets to eco-friendly options

With engagement season in full swing, it's time to think about your Save the Dates. At Daisy Days you will be able to choose from several options that fit your budget and style.

The DIY Printable Save the Date Magnet Kits are a great choice as the recipient can then place the reminder right onto their fridge so they won't forget your special day. You will receive the save the date magnets as blank white stock {with envelopes} so you can create your very own unique design. You can either print the design on your home computer or at a local printer for only a few cents.

The eco-friendly, plantable save the dates are the perfect way tell your guests about your day without taking a toll on the Earth. These save the dates recycle themselves once your guests plant them and they are left with either beautiful wildflowers or fresh herbs {parsley, oregano and basil}.

There's also the professionally printed Save the Date Cards where you can choose from cards with themed graphic illustrations or photos of the happy couple.

Giveaway : Win 50 4x6 Photo Cards from Dolcetto Designs

Another Tuesday = Another Giveaway. This week, we're joined by Shari of Dolcetto Designs {custom cards for life's special moments} in offering a lucky reader of Brenda's Wedding Blog 50 4x6 photo cards or $50 off any custom order plus free shipping. You can choose from save the dates, thank you's, bridal shower invitations, and more.

To enter the contest, please visit the Wedding Thank You Card Collection at Dolcetto Designs and then come back here to leave me a comment {wedding thought} with your wedding date and your favorite item(s) from their wedding thank you card collection. The contest runs thru Monday February 22nd, with a winner being selected on Tuesday February 23rd. Please be sure to leave your email address on the comment form so I can email you if you're the lucky winner {it will not be published}. PS: don't forget to share this post with all your engaged friends.

Contest prize: 50 4x6 cards of your choice or $50 off any custom order plus free shipping from Dolcetto Designs
Contest Deadline: Monday February 22nd, 2009 at 11:59pm EST
Contest Question to Answer: What is your favorite item or items from the wedding thank you card collection at Dolcetto Designs? {PS: don't forget to include your wedding date to be eligible to win}

DIY Printable Wedding Invitations {plus they're budget friendly}

Invitations are an important part of the wedding as they are usually the first impression your guests will have of your big day. However, in today's economy, instead of hiring a professional printer, many couples are looking for a less expensive option. At Daisy Days, you will find a terrific line of beautiful printable wedding invitations, perfect for the do-it-yourself or budget-conscious bride. With Daisy Days' easy-to-use templates, you can create a completely custom or classic look for your wedding without spending a fortune. Along with the Save the Date Magnet DIY Printable Kit, the most popular styles from Daisy Days can be seen below.
As Shown Above:
Laura Ashley Tangerine & Pink DIY Invitation Kit, Chocolate Brown & Pink DIY Printable Wedding Invitation Kit, DIY Ivory & Chocolate Brown Pocket Wedding Invitation Kit, Green Floral Wedding Invitation Kit w/ Sleeves

Ranging in styles from classic pearl borders to colorful, pocket-fold invitations, the DIY printable invitations from Daisy Days are the perfect choice for your wedding invitations.

Save the Date cards - a must have for today’s busy family schedules

Earlier today {the leading online photo greeting card company} was here to share with us RSVP etiquette tips and now I'd like to welcome them back as they share more great tips with us - this time for Save the Date Cards.shown above: Newlyweds, Victory, Joy, Mahogany

Save the Date Card Tips (from

1. Create a Save the Date card to announce to guests your future wedding date. This will enable them to mark the date on their calendar and not make other plans for that day.

2. Save the Date Cards are A MUST if you have guests who are traveling or your event is scheduled on a holiday.

3. Send the cards at least 4 - 6 months in advance of the wedding date.

4. List your wedding website address on the card, if you have one established.

5. It is not necessary to send everyone a save the date card. You may reserve the cards for special family members/friends you really want in attendance. However, each person whom is sent a card must be sent an invitation.

Thank you for joining my readers today and sharing your lovely designs with us as well as your terrific tips for RSVP Etiquette and Save the Date Cards. To see all of the available designs for Wedding Announcements, please visit