We hear this question a lot, along with “Does everybody send them?” and “Who do I send them to?” Save the date cards are certainly not required, but they have become very popular in recent years. They are especially helpful if you’re inviting a lot of out-of-town guests or planning a destination wedding, and they are sent to everyone on your guest list about six months in advance of the wedding. Even if you’re not getting married in Bora Bora, save the dates can be used to accomplish several things:
Hello, again. Scott and I approached the six month mark till our wedding!! Ahhh, we are so excited! Everything has been going well so far (fingers crossed it stays like that). We have gotten a lot crossed off our list since our last post, Engagement photo ideas. We picked out our bridesmaid dresses, we have our taste-testing scheduled, we registered (so much fun!), AND we mailed our save the dates!!
Real cards created by real people like you!
We love to look at the save the date cards our customers order. (Who doesn’t love a good engagement story?) This simple tri-fold Happily Ever Headlines – Save the Date Card intrigued us with its beautiful photos and we wanted to know more. Bride-to-be Megan was happy to tell us her story.
“To tell you the truth,” she says, “we aren’t like most couples. I don’t remember the first time I ever laid eyes on Wes, and I certainly don’t remember our first date, but I figure that is acceptable if you met at the tender age of 11. Wes and I dated on and off throughout our middle school years. We spent many middle school dances dancing to KC and JoJo. Who knew at that point that it was only the beginning of a life-long friendship?”
You’ve finally set the date for your wedding and want to tell the world… but what to say? How to say it? Our best advice is to stay true to yourselves, as individuals and as a couple. A save the date should simply share your excitement about the upcoming day, and convey your sincere desire to see the recipient at your wedding. If you do that, you can’t go wrong!
The design and wording of save the date cards vary greatly, from formal to informal, simple one-sided cards to multiple folds, magnets and postcards. To find a save the date design that fits your personalities, we suggest you simply start looking at ideas. You’ll know the perfect card when you see it. Then you can play with save the date wording.