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!!
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.
Real cards created by real people like you!
Matt surprised Amanda with a marriage proposal while they were on vacation, visiting her family in Brazil. “It was an amazing surprise, and he did it just right!” says Amanda. When they got back home and began looking at venues, they knew right away that a traditional wedding wasn’t for them. “We always had a laid back and intimate wedding in mind. Matt heard from a friend who had been to a destination wedding and was raving about all the fun they had, so we decided to give that some serious consideration. We visited Mexico in October 2012 and fell in love with the vibe, weather and people.”