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Photo Save the Dates

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, right? With that in mind, we can't recommend adding a photo of yourself to your save the dates. You could use images from your engagement photoshoot or another favorite, but either way, photo save the dates are definitely worth considering for your invitation suite. Stand out from the crowd with a black and white or color image of you and your partner, and let your photo save the dates do all the talking for you. Plus, you can also review invites and wedding website designs you'll love at Bliss & Bone, too.

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Designing Your Own Photo Save the Dates With the Experts at Bliss & Bone

A picture says a thousand words, right? Well, when you apply that saying to your wedding stationery, a photo Save the Date should actually say a million. At Bliss & Bone, we offer a variety of Save the Date photo cards for couples wanting to personalize these invitations as much as possible. 

In this guide, we plan to walk couples through the process of selecting and customizing their very own photo Save the Dates. With Save the Date photo ideas, personalization insights and more, you should feel well-equipped to start designing your very own as soon as possible. This is an incredibly fun—not to mention, important—part of your planning process, and we will be with you every step of the way.

What Is a Photo Save the Date, Exactly?

As the name suggests, a photo Save the Date is a card you send virtually or through the mail that includes a picture of the wedding couple or some other type of imagery. This often includes the couple’s names, the wedding date (or dates, if you plan to host people for an entire weekend) and the location. Your Save the Date photo cards will likely be the first thing your guests see about your wedding, and it should reflect the overall theme or design of your celebration.

There are so many different Save the Date photo ideas, and a great place to start is your Instagram account. If you have a particular favorite, and one that shows you and your partner in a setting you love, that would be an excellent choice. Or you could schedule an engagement photoshoot prior to sending out your photo Save the Dates, so you have a more current image. Plus, participating in a photo session with your wedding photographer prior to your special day will help you and your partner feel more comfortable and at ease in front of the camera. Talk with your photographer and send over some of your favorite Save the Date photo ideas before your scheduled session. 

In addition to a photo Save the Date showing you and your partner, you could also spotlight the town or venue for your celebration. If there’s a dramatic landscape or view of the crashing waves beyond, that could make for a super unique and breathtaking photo Save the Date.

Examples of Save the Date Photo Cards

Not exactly sure what you’re looking for when it comes to the many photo Save the Dates on our site? To help you navigate through our collection, here is a selection of some of our favorite Save the Date photo ideas:

  • Brie: Taking your photo Save the Date to a whole new dimension, this printed design puts your dreamy picture in the background. This is one of the most chic, modern-minimalist photo Save the Date cards for weddings.
  • Damien: This printed option is one of those Save the Date photos worthy of your wedding Pinterest board. With an emphasis on neutrals and a portrait image as the central focus, this will easily set your photo Save the Date apart from the rest.
  • Tara: For online photo Save the Date ideas, we would be remiss to mention this one. Ideal for the outdoorsy couple, these Save the Date photo cards have a tasteful border and background with natural designs. 

These are just a few of the many Save the Date photo cards we love, and they are only a fraction of what is offered at Bliss & Bone. Consider every factor for your photo Save the Dates, talk with your partner and choose the one that speaks to both of you.

Photo Save the Date Ideas for Wedding Couples

There are quite a few different ways to plan out and achieve those perfect photo Save the Dates—and it all starts with the pose. Do you want to be candidly laughing while holding hands with your partner? Does walking with your back facing the camera feel the most whimsical and fun? Think through these photo Save the Date ideas with your partner, and feel free to consult your photographer in the process. Here are a few of our go-to photo Save the Date ideas to consider:

  • Relaxed and at home: More and more, we are seeing that couples want to feel natural and in their element for Save the Date photos. And what better way to do that than taking your engagement photos in your own home? Cozy up on your couch, prepare your go-to comfort meal…this is a lovely way to get Save the Date photos you will cherish for years to come.
  • Checking out the venue: Want to show off your venue already? See if they will allow you to take your photos on or nearby the property. While there, you can also learn more about the environment and see which spaces you want to be photographed in. This idea will make your photo Save the Dates relevant, cohesive and simply perfect. 
  • Explore a new (or old) city: Photo Save the Date cards for weddings do not necessarily need to be taken at your venue. Whether you are getting married in your hometown or a faraway destination, you can take photos near iconic landmarks. For example, couples getting married in New York City often share photo Save the Dates that show them on the Brooklyn Bridge or in Central Park. These Save the Date photos might be more difficult to accomplish if you are hosting a destination wedding, but you could plan a trip to see your venue or find a locale near your home that fits the vibe.

Whichever photo Save the Date ideas fit your style the best, you are sure to find the right place and energy. Once you have taken them, the fun really begins as you personalize your Save the Date photo cards.

How to Personalize Your Photo Save the Dates

If you are happy with your potential Save the Date photos and picked a winner, the customization process can begin. We offer both print and digital photo Save the Date cards for weddings, and the building process is incredibly streamlined. Here is what you can expect to see:

  • Choose your template: Select the photo Save the Date template you gravitate toward the most, and then click “Customize.” 
  • Add in your information: If you go the online route with your photo Save the Date, you will add in all of your relevant wedding info here. This should include your names, the date, venue and it is also recommended to include a link to your wedding website. Here, you will also add one of those Save the Date photos too. You can test out a few and check out the preview to the right of your screen for a clear idea of what your guests will see. 
  • Customize your email message: Our online photo Save the Date cards for weddings are sent via email to your guests. Review the information listed in this part of the builder, and even feel free to leave a note for your friends and family members.
  • Provide your guests’ contact information: In the recipients section, make sure you have the names and email addresses for all of your guests (and for the print options, you will need to have everyone’s home address). This may involve some outreach, so give yourself time to collect that information before sending out your Save the Date photo cards.
  • Send them off: Ready to wow your guests with these epic Save the Date photo cards? Double-check everything and then hit “Send” and prepare for the excited texts and emails coming your mail way. In minutes (or a few days, if you send physical copies), your guests will receive your amazing photo Save the Date.

With your Save the Date photos out in the world, you can start thinking about your wedding invitations, decor and more. 

Get Started on Your Photo Save the Dates at Bliss & Bone

With all of these photo Save the Date ideas, you are more than equipped to get started on your design and personalizing process. Photo Save the Date cards for weddings are super special and a memento you and your partner will hold onto and look back on for years to come. At Bliss & Bone, we are here to help you take those Save the Date photos and put them into a cohesive, high-design stationery suite that is all your own. For even more information, visit our website or drop us a line at hello@blissandbone.com today.