Once you’ve decided that you want to get married and you’ve chosen a date and a place, the first thing you need to do is let your guests know about it. The ‘save the date’ is the first interaction between you and them regarding this event. It’s also the first element that will define the wedding and will set the tone for the whole theme.
This being said, you have to be careful when you choose the tone and style for the save the date photo. The guests will take it as a clue, as an element that tells them how the wedding is going to be. For example, if your save the date picture is very formal and elegant, they’ll know that there’s no room for improvisation. But if the photo is all playful and funny, they’ll take this as a sign that you want a more casual and fun wedding.
The save the date photo should also be a reflection of you as a couple. Don’t try to be formal and sober just because of the traditions or because you think some people would appreciate it. It should all be a reflection of yourselves and of your character.
For those of you that have a more playful personality, there are all sorts of fun ideas for this photo. You could choose a theme that represents or go with something more general and out your spin on it. Whatever the case is, try to create something unique, something different and creative that your guests will remember and not something common that doesn’t say anything about you as a couple.