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Posts tagged wedding save the dates
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.

City-Centric Bridal Trends for Weddings {save the dates + invites}

Guest Blogging with Melinda Morris of Brooklyn-based paperie, Lion in the Sun

Are you looking for a fun way to personalize your wedding? Go "city-centric" and highlight the places and landmarks where you first fell in love and will begin your new lives together as husband and wife! Each city is so unique and bursting with ideas to help couples personalize their big day, while being able to share with guests a bit of your relationship history.

As the owner of Brooklyn-based paperie, Lion in the Sun, Melinda Morris is an expert on wedding trends and has helped many soon-to-be-wed couples utilize the uniqueness of their city in their wedding planning and motif.

Here are a few ways to put the "city-centric" wedding trend to work for you:
- Use a vintage postcard from your city as a Save the Date
- Use a picture of a landmark in your city, such as the Brooklyn Bridge, the Golden Gate Bridge or the Sears Tower on the invitation
- Instead of numbers, name tables after popular neighborhoods in your city

"For so many couples, the city where you live really sets the tone for who you are and your lifestyle," says Melinda. "Whether it's where you met or where you live now (or even a combination), using city-centric themes in your wedding is a great way to make guests feel connected to you and the city you love."

Are you planning any "city-centric" ideas for your wedding? I'd love to hear how you will be incorporating city/cities into your special day.