Save The Date Etiquette
The most fun I’ve had, so far, within the realm of wedding planning was putting together our save-the-dates! There was something about watching Robby hold a piece of paper that had our official wedding date on it that made my heart flutter. Before we mailed out our special deliveries, I had a few questions when it came to save-the-date protocol. I’ve rounded up some quick etiquette tips to ensure your save-the-dates are up to par!
To Send Or Not To Send A Save A Date, That Is The Question:
This is your wedding so you don’t have to do anything that you don’t want to, however, sending save-the-date is a courtesy to your guests so they can properly plan to attend your special day. When taking travel arrangements and busy schedules into consideration, it is highly suggested to notify your guests ahead of time so they are ensured to be present to celebrate your special day!
When To Mail Them:
Rule of thumb is to put those bad boys in the mail six to eight months prior to the ceremony that way your guests have plenty of time to request time off work and book travel accordingly.If your ceremony falls on a holiday weekend or is a true destination wedding if would be best to spread the news even earlier to avoid hotel and flight price increases.
Who To Send Them To:
It may sound silly but once you put those suckers in the mail there is no turning back. So, before you pass out save-the-dates like free candy, make sure that you and your significant other have agreed upon a guest list as well as taken your budget into consideration. Before you seal the envelope remember that a save-the-date is sent to those who you can’t imagine your wedding day without.
Include This Information:
Don’t freak out if you don’t have all the details confirmed! The save-the-dates should simply include; the couples name, the wedding date and the location. It is also ideal to include that formal invitation is to follow. Also, if you have a personalized wedding website up and running by the time you send out your save-the-date include the URL and encourage the guest to check the site for further details and updates.
Since save-the-dates are less formal than your wedding invites, the themes do not have to match! Use this as an opportunity to play around with colors, fonts, etc! This is the perfect time to let your personality as a couple shine and to get your guest excited! Robby and I custom designed our save-the-dates via Minted.com The process was incredibly seamless and we couldn’t have been happier with the outcome! After playing around with different templates we came up with the perfect fit for us! If you are interested, our design details are below:
Format: Flat Card
Paper Type: Signature
Envelope: Silver Envelopes
Slip In Liner: Metallic Liner
Return Address: Printed On Back
Recipient Address: Printed On Front
Photos: Taken The Night I Said YES!
^^ address visual not shown due to privacy
To design your save-the-date or invitations for any special occasion head to minted.com to get started!
26 weeks to go,
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