Planning and remembering events is a very difficult process and something that is harder and harder in this day and age. The problem is that these days we simply have too much going on for many of us to keep track of. There are the hundreds of events that most of us attend for instance which include corporate events, family events, weddings and others. Then there are the day to day tasks we need to take care of which might include going to work, bringing home work with us, commuting, taking children to school, walking dogs and washing and tidying around the house. Then there are the emergencies that crop up unannounced when someone gets ill or hurts themselves, or when the boiler breaks. Then there are the inconveniences such as cars stopping working. Then there is the time we want just for ourselves or to spend with our partner. It’s pretty hard to fit it all in.
And this is why save the date cards and invitations are so important to help us plan in advance. In today’s busy world, if you ask someone if they are free next week then they will almost invariably say no. They are either visiting family, going to a wedding, have to save work, have to save money, feel ill or otherwise engaged. On the other hand, if you mention an event that’s up coming and they are free, then there’s always a fairly good chance that between now and then, they will end up booking something else accidentally or being called upon and forget the occasion they were meant to be going to. Many of us have great friends who we love and miss but who we haven’t seen for years because life keeps unfortunately getting in the way.
This is why save the dates are so important. A save the date is a way to ‘get in there’ early and let people know you have an event coming up that they should put aside time for. Because you’ve gotten there early then this means that they will have the time free, and because you’ve given them a physical reminder they will hopefully remember to keep that day free and not to book anything else in the meantime.
There are other tools and things that can help you to organize yourself though as well. For instance if you are going to be going to lots events and have a busy lifestyle then having a calendar is an absolutely crucial tool for helping you to plan your life. You can hang this in a room, and then simply all you need to do is to fill it out with new events each time one comes along. This way you can then just consult your calendar before you book anything new and you will find out well in advance if you can’t make it.
A similar tool to use alongside save the dates is a dairy. This is a book you can carry on you, which means you can compare dates even when on the move and which means that you can transfer appointments into your calendar later.
Jordan Siron is a web enthusiast who likes to provide save the date printing tips with the help of his blog.