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There are many creative options for save-the-date announcements that are simple and inexpensive. Couples can choose from a myriad of styles and types of announcements, including printed cards, magnets, candy bars with personalized wrappers, videos or even electronic notices. Couple can use their creativity and show their personality in the style, message and medium they choose. To create save-the-date announcements, there are several free websites and apps that can serve as valuable tools, as well as provide a location to post messages, photographs and information about the couple and the upcoming nuptials. Here are four stand-out websites and apps to consider.
1. The Knot
The www.theknot.com website is a robust wedding site that offers a companion app, which is free for the iPad for a limited time. The app links to the couple’s account on the website, which is a useful feature. There is no charge to create an account on the website either. The website account helps couples organize many aspects of their wedding. For save-the-date announcements, the app, called “The Knot HD: The Ultimate Wedding Planner”, offers nine unique save-the-date ideas from personalized comics to YouTube videos to formal announcements. Guests can RSVP online also. The app and website both offer access to inspirational photos for dresses, flowers and cakes; discounts and exclusive deals; wedding vendor reviews; and much more. Both the app and website are easy to use and provide a considerable amount of relevant information. The app also offers a wedding registry function and options to personalize the site with a variety of design styles.
2. Save the Dates Page
“Save the Dates page” is a free app for iPad and iPhone that offers six save-the-date electronic card designs that can be created and sent in a matter of seconds. The greeting says simply “Save the Date” and allows the couple to enter a personal message. Under the message, the announcements includes the phrase “invitation to follow”. After entering a personal message, the save-the-date can be sent immediately by copying and pasting into another app, such as MMS or iMessage, or can be saved to the photos app library or emailed from the app to guests. The subject is automatically populated with “Save the Date”. Couples can also add a personal message to the body of the email.
3. Appy Couple
The “Appy Couple” app allows the couple to share with guests their story, photographs, the pictures and names of the wedding party attendants, details about the upcoming events, personal messages and more. Guests can RSVP on the site and the app provides a dashboard that tracks visits, responses, guest requests, privacy information and other important information. This is a very attractive communication site that can be personalized by the user. Appy Couple is by invitation only. Users will need to select “Get an Invite” on the home screen and provide their name and email address. After submitting a request, they will receive a code to be used to create and design their account. They can then invite guests to add the app.
4. My Photo Creations
The website www.myphotocreations.com offers attractive custom design software that can create fully customizable save-the-date cards, wedding invitations, as well as custom thank you cards. These cards are offered in high-quality digital paper and can be customized with a variety of designs or personal photographs. Better yet, Customers receive a free hard proof on 20+ box orders sent via overnight shipping for no additional cost!
There are many options for save-the-date announcements and several media that can be used to share the couple’s message in a unique and creative manner. Couples can use any of the options above, or they can shop online and in the app store for the perfect solution to their needs.