Congrats on your recent engagement! Your partner put a ring on it, and now comes the fun part…wedding planning :) Save the dates are a fun and simple way to let the world know you’re engaged. It sets the tone for your wedding, so we have a few simple tips to help you in the process below: Top 5 Tips for save the dates
1) When do I send out save the dates?
Mail out save the dates at least six months out from your wedding date. Leave a little more time for destination weddings – at least eight months out. With that being said, it’s best to start the ordering process at least a month before you actually would like them in the mail.
2) DO include important information
Most save the date wording is very similar and to the point. It includes a few key pieces of information: names of couples getting married, the date, location/city, “formal invitation to follow,” and wedding website link (optional).
3) DON’T worry about registry info
Proper etiquette for a save the date is to not include gift registry info. Keep the save the date simple & clean, you can always direct guests to more information on the invite or wedding website.
4) What if I don’t know my wedding “theme” yet?
The save the date sets the tone as the first formal mailing of your wedding! With that being said, it should coordinate with your wedding theme or colors, but it doesn’t have to match exactly. The save the date is meant to be more fun and creative and get guests excited about your upcoming nuptials!
5) Do we need to address them with “and guest,” or can we leave that for the invites?
In our experience it’s best to be upfront on who’s invited and who’s not. If you are allowing your single friends & family to bring a guest, eliminate any confusion by addressing it to “Emily Smith and guest.”
We hope this quick guide helped to get you thinking about sending out save the dates. If you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to contact us! In the meantime, check out our full collection of save the dates here.