Planning a 2012 wedding? For those bride and grooms who are planning way in advance, a save the date card can be an essential part of your wedding planning process. Once you have confirmed a date, you may want to inform your to-be guests of your chosen date, so that they can make arrangements to secure the date for you and attend. This is especially important for those with a destination wedding where guests will need to make travel arrangements or do some financial planning.
Save the date cards should be sent out approximately six to eight months before your wedding date. Be sure that your wedding date is FIRM with your reception and ceremony location so that you don’t have to make changes after you’ve already asked guess to hold the date. If you are having a destination wedding, it is appropriate to send your save the date cards up to a year in advance. If your wedding is less than six months away, there really is no need for a save the date, as your invitations will be sent out within time for your guests to make arrangements.
When choosing your save the date card, you can choose something that coordinates with your wedding ensemble or it can be completely different. As save the date cards are sent so far in advance, it is not uncommon for a bride and groom to send out a fun and modern save the date showcasing their fun side and then send a very formal wedding invitation thereafter. One of the most popular save the date card styles this year are photo save the date cards where you can share a couple of the bride and groom-to-be while asking your guests to save the date. Choose an engagement photograph or a photo from your relationship before you were engaged.
Our save the date cards are available in a variety of styles and colors to coordinate with your ‘couple style’ and/or wedding theme. Choose from modern color combinations of red & black, brown and blue, yellow & grey, olive & brown or pink & orange. Choose from floral patterns, beach scenes, funky font combinations, calendar save the dates, magnet save the dates or engagement scenes.
On your save the date card be sure to include the bride’s name, groom’s name and date to be wed. If you know the city or location of your ceremony/reception feel free to include that too. If you are unsure, or feel that the location may be changed, do not include the information. Follow your names and date with a short, “Invitation to follow” and feel free to list your wedding website, if you have one.
Check out some of our most popular save the date cards below and start planning for the first day of the rest of your life!