A save the date card is typically mailed 6-8 months before your wedding. It allows your guests to hold the date for your special event so that parties / plans are not crossed. If you’re having a destination wedding or a wedding in which guests are coming from out-of-state, it also allows for guests to financially plan for the event and prepare travel arrangements. A save the date card can match your upcoming wedding ensemble or be completely different. Some couples will tend to use a fun, vibrant save the date card to get guests excited for the event and then use a different, more traditional invitation ensemble for the invitation to the actual wedding. It’s all a matter of preference.
This week we received several inquiries regarding save the date cards and whether or not they are acceptable for events other than weddings. This is not an occurrence we see happen very often, however if you have a very formal event, a corporate event or something of that nature it is now acceptable to send a save the date card well in advance of the event date. It becomes a bit silly when we see save the date cards for second birthday parties or something of that nature, however something like an anniversary, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, etc. it is acceptable.
Save the date cards should be on the smaller side, typically a 4 x 6, 5 x 7, 6 x 6, etc. They should not overpower or overshadow the upcoming wedding invitation. Our collection of save the date cards features a multitude of designs including digital photograph cards, floral patterns, church/chapel themes, monograms, frames, damask designs and destination themes. Click here to view all of our save the date cards. New designs are often added!