Personalized, custom designed stationary. Or- if that is too pricey-at least, stationary that fits your personalities as people or as a couple. This is really important. Also, don't worry your Save the Date and your invites don't have to be cohesive. So if you want to stay more traditional for your invites- your Save the Date is a chance to be a little risky.
ps. paper quality matters!
|This bride hand drew this entire invite. Not that talented? Take a clue from her, use envelope liners for some pizazz|
|These two are literally saving the date!|
Decor: Go beyond basics. Everyone does highs and lows with flowers for centerpieces. Bring centerpieces up a notch. Use ornaments, books, succulents, favors, fruit or any other kind of prop you can thing of. Think of things that are relatable and appropiate for your wedding (think personal!). Having a beach wedding? Incorporate sand. Have a Garden wedding? Incorporate moss or grass. Check out my past posts about unique centerpieces.
Lighting: Think about how lighting sets the mood. Think about lighting in everyday life- the stark lighting of the office, candlelight at dinner. Make sure your lighting matches the mood you want to set. Lanterns and candles are a really great way to "soften" the atmosphere. Uplighting provides a soft, warm feel, or a fun feel depending on the colors.