You want to make sure that your guests, especially family and close friends, keep your wedding date open when planning their schedules. To ensure this, consider sending them save the dates shortly after you have scheduled your wedding or at least 4 months in advance, especially if it coincides with a holiday. Guests who will have to travel to be in attendance will find a save the date card helpful for giving them plenty of travel preparation time, especially for a destination location.Easy and Fun
It’s easy to have fun and be creative with save the dates since there are so many styles and designs available including:
Save the Date Magnets have become a favorite choice and why not since your guests can easily display it on their refrigerator as a reminder. It may include a photo of you and your fiancé or it might be a calendar of that month with your day being marked for easy reference.
There are varying designs, colors and themes from whimsical to more traditional when it comes to choosing yours. Some of them even come in creative shapes.
Share one or more favorite photos of you as a couple with family & friends when announcing your wedding date. Designs may include one or a collage of photos.
- Scratch-Off Cards
Create some fun for your guests by having them scratch off areas on your save the date to reveal your wedding date and maybe even your names.
All Save the Date designs are printed with the month, day and year of your wedding and first names with some even giving the option of including the location.
Be sure to list at the bottom the added line, “invitation to follow”, so guests won’t assume that this is the actual invitation. This is also why it’s imperative that everyone who receives your save the date also receives your wedding invitation.