Save the Date

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Preparing your save the dates to be sent out is probably the first official announcement of the date you have set for the wedding, therefore you must be 100% sure this will not get changed. You should also ensure that your save the date does not get sent to someone not on your final guest list.

There are a few different ways to send out your save the dates. There is the standard card in the post, or perhaps you like the idea of sending out a fridge magnet as a save the date. If you are on a budget, you could opt for what I did for my wedding and that is send out a save the date email. Sending an email eliminates the cost of the printing of the card or magnet and saves you on postage. After all you have postage for the wedding invitation to worry about.

Wording for Your Save The Date

Whatever you decide, the designing of your save the date and the wording can be quite simple, fun & playful or formal. Generally there is not much space available on the save the date as they are quite small, so keep the information brief. Simply “Save the Date,” the bride and groom’s names, the wedding date and the city of the wedding (not the full address, save this for the invitation).

Be sure to put something along the lines of “formal invitation to follow” so that your guests are aware that further detail of your wedding will come in the form of an official wedding invitation. The addition of a love quote, saying or short poem is optional depending on the space available. Be creative, add photos or other images that mean something to you and your fiancée. This is even a great opportunity to use your wedding colours, not a necessity but it is nice when everything comes together in a colour scheme.

A save the date is simply to let guests know approximately 6 months out from a wedding to leave the date open, as they can expect an invitation to your wedding. Sending out save the dates is extremely popular if you have intended overseas and interstate guests attending your wedding. 6 months is more than sufficient to allow for these guests to work out their travel arrangements.

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