Congratulations on your engagement! The time leading up to your big wedding day is such an exciting time for you and your fiance, from picking a venue to the brides dress and floral arrangements. There is so much that goes into your wedding planning, which marks the first day of the rest of your lives as husband and wife.
Make sure that all of your guests are able to attend your big day with a save the date card! Months before your wedding event this traditionally small card should be sent out to all guests you’ll be inviting, informing them of your chosen wedding date and location. Plan on sending your save the date cards about 6-8 months before your wedding day. If you are planning a destination wedding, or if your wedding date is around a very popular holiday where guests may be making alternate plans, you are welcome to send your save the date cards up to twelve months in advance.
When you choose your save the date cards, you can coordinate them with your future wedding ensemble, or do something completely different and unique to you as a couple. The most popular save the date cards we see are photo save the date cards. These cards feature your selected wedding information, along with a digital photograph of the soon-to-be newlywed couple! Add a splash of color or a pattern to coordinate with your wedding colors or wedding theme, should it already be chosen. Our save the date cards feature bookplate frames, floral scrolls, damask patterns, mountain or beach themes, airplane themes, ticket stubs, playing cards and engagement rings. You can even choose to coordinate your save the date with the city your wedding will be hosted in.
When writing your save the date cards, you can choose to include as much or as little information as desired. Some couples will choose simply to list the bride & groom along with a city name and date. Others may wish to be more specific with a location specified or give a wedding website. For destination weddings, the more information listed the better. You do, however, want to make sure that some information is left for your wedding invitation. And if you feel that anything may be changed before your wedding day, (i.e. location or time etc.), it’s best to leave that off too!
Ready to begin the first stages of your wedding planning? Browse through a few of our favorite trendy save the date cards below and set the scene for your big day!