2008 has ended and 2009 is already in full swing. You’re ready for a fresh new start this year when you realize – your wedding is just around the corner!! Make sure your guests attend this important event in your life by sending out save the date cards approximately 6 – 8 months before your wedding. This will give your guests the time to rearrange their schedules, plan for travel expenses if needed and make sure that they are available for your big day.
Save the date cards can either match your wedding décor, colors and invitations or they can be completely different. Some brides may prefer to do a fun or whimsical save the date, while others will want to choose a card that coordinates with their wedding invitation ensemble. Your wedding invitation is really what sets the tone for your event, so if you want to be different – go ahead!
At InvitationBox, we have a wide variety of cards to choose from – we even have save the date magnets, which is a very popular choice for our more modern brides. The designs for the cards and magnets range from silhouettes, monograms, florals, dress forms and nature scenes to digital photo cards that showcase your engagement photograph. If you’re having trouble choosing, you may want to think about your wedding colors, or something that is significant to you and your fiancé. Perhaps your favorite location, a favorite color or flowers.
Once you choose a save the date card, you’ll want to come up with wording that best relays the important information about your wedding: who is getting married, the date and location. You do not need to put a time on the card, as this is what your invitation is for. If you do not know the exact location of the wedding, it is okay to simply write the city and state, or the state only. Many brides include “Invitation to follow” or “Formal Invitation to follow” as part of their wording. It is also very common for a bride and groom to have a wedding website that they list on their save the date cards. This website will typically have all the information guests will need about the wedding, hotel reservations, registry information and bridal party.
Below is a suggestion for save the date wording:
Save the Date
for the wedding of
Katie Johnson & Mike Roberts
December 20, 2008
Invitation to follow
For more information, please visit our wedding website:
Whatever card or magnet you choose, your guests will appreciate you letting them know the date of this important event in your life so that they can plan to attend.