It’s time to Save The Date! To tell everyone about your engagement!The wedding planning can now commence and the excitement can start…

text saying save the date within a grey hand drawn frame

You have finally narrowed down the ‘chosen ones’ who will be invited to your wedding day. This calls for the traditional ‘Save The Date’ but what do you send when you don’t want it too formal?

I guess tradition states a simple paper invite in the styling of your soon to be wedding stationary, maybe something a bit cooler like a magnet?

A tea towel that guests can keep?

A handmade biscuit (everyone likes edible post, right)?

A fun slideshow in an email or even a wedding app?

It has to be something that reflects you both, has a bit of personality too. Giving a hint to what the day will be like, is it all romantic or is it all about having a big party with your friends and family…?

This is your chance to show off a little.

Have you ever seen a Save The Date film/ video…

This was just a cool idea I tried out with Keri and Tom before their wedding at Mitton Hall.

Keri happens to be my sister in law and very trusting in my crazy ideas!

They have family all over the world and although it’s quite a small wedding they wanted to make sure everyone got enough notice so they could make the necessary arrangements come enjoy the day with them.

Thing is, she’s a girl after my own heart as she didn’t fancy doing it the traditional way


as Tom so bluntly put it…it saves him sticking 60+ stamps and writing out all those names!

Their family and friends loved it…

“absolutely gorgeous Charlene is very talented.”

“The film is amazing and as always you had me in tears”

“What an amazing invitation!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Charlie is the best, have put the date in my diary, can’t wait for the day! xx”

“Keri and Tom,
Just back from the US. Wow, Wow and Wow again! What an amazing and lovely video. The date is in the diary. How could we forget it! Thank you so much for letting us both know and what a talented sister-in-law you have. We particularly loved seeing Marvin.”

“Dear Keri and Tom,
Thank you for the video and Save the Date! We are saving it. x Very exciting!”

“We really liked the video and the idea -very clever, having never had anything like it ever before!! It’s a first! Roger said it was very artistic. Well done to your Sister in law!”

“Great work kezz. Lovely video, but can you please tell tom his acting skills need improving…. ”
“Such a sweet and moving short video. You both look very happy and of course Marvin too.”

“Wow that’s SUPER Keri….. So special!”

“Fantastic ! I love it ! I’ve saved the date ! How amazingly clever is Charlie !”

The film above shows off their cheeky personalities and created a lot of excitement about their wedding!

It’s a fun example of what can be done and how a film can do something different. I’ve also filmed an engagement shoot and created a little film of the shoot for the couple that they shared on Facebook. This was more relaxed, much more in the style of how I film a wedding…

Emma and Andrew’s Engagement Film

Short and sweet, perfect for adding your own message on the end.

If this is something you think you’d like to do, maybe you already have an idea or would like to work with me to create your own unique Save The Date film, then get in touch charlene@lovegetssweeter.co.uk