How cute and fun are these mapnotes?
The great thing about these mapnotes: they are blank on the back, and the envelopes are made from 100% recycled paper. There are so many ways in which you can use - as seating assignments and table assignments, to write personal notes to your bridesmaids, to attach to gifts and/or favors, with program information on the back, with itinerary information for welcome baskets, or with local attractions with the spots marked on the map, etc.
But your "Tuesday Thought" is...why not use them as your save the dates? So perfect, especially if your having a destination wedding! Even if you aren't having a destination wedding, I still think they are a cute and fun idea to let your guests know to mark their calenders. And while they might not have your city to choose from...you could easily make your own. Buy some tags and envelopes, draw a map on one side and your save the date information on the other, take to the printer and viola! Custom made save the dates! (Or you could have stamps made and stamp each one, or draw up on your computer and print on your own printer.) So what do you think?
P.S. - You could also use these for your invitations!
***UPDATE - I just saw the new Bride magazine and they had this same idea! I knew I was on to something...and I SWEAR it was my own idea. I actually called Mr. Big on the spot to tell him about it. I saw the winetotes in Lonny's online magazine and when I checked out their website I saw the mapnotes and just thought they were adorable...and as my brain usually does I thought how can these be used...and this is what I came up with.
Just an FYI - I try never to steal someone elses ideas - if I see it somewhere I usually state where and give credit where credit is do. However, with so many blogs and glossies these days, I am sure that even though I think my idea is original it could have been done before.
...images via maptote