When it comes time to start thinking about your wedding stationery, the first thing that comes to mind are save the date cards. We want to dig a little deeper into what they are so you are better prepared.

  • So, what are save the dates?

Well, in the simplest of explanations, they basically let your guests know when you will be getting married and to “save your date” for the big day. Most importantly, it lets your guests know that they are in fact being invited to your wedding.

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In todays day and age, any wedding stationer would tell you absolutely yes! While we aren’t forcing you to send them out, we highly recommend it. The popularity of destination weddings and three day affairs has upped the demand for save-the-dates. This is simply because couples want to let their guests know well in advance where and when they will get married. You want to make sure you give your guests plenty of time to request time off work and make any necessary travel arrangements.

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  • When should I mail them out?

We would recommend sending them out anywhere between 6 to 9 months before your wedding. Destination weddings require a little more planning and giving your guests ample time would be in your best interest.

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Basically anyone you plan on inviting to your wedding. Once you send them a save the date, there is no turning back! Be certain everyone on your guest list receives both save the date and wedding invitation. Everyone should get one, members of your bridal party, siblings and parents.

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  • I’m on a budget, can I send them via email?

We live in a world full of technology so our response would be yes, it’s ok to email them. Is it ideal? That depends on who’s answering the question. Each couple is unique and their circumstances will undoubtedly vary from the next couple. Just be aware the delivery of that email is not guaranteed. It can go into a spam/junk folder and never be seen. Also, grandma and grandpa probably aren’t that tech savvy so the chances of them having an email might be slim. If you are having a formal affair, then most certainly go with a printed card.

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It’s become widely popular to include a picture from your engagement photos. Along with the picture, the wording should include the date of your wedding and a location. The location doesn’t have to be exact, it can simply be the city and the state. A wedding website is also very helpful for your guests to have.

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