There’s a lot that goes into sending out your save the date announcements. Here are some tips to keep in mind in regard to save-the-date etiquette:
Who to send save the dates to.
Anyone receiving a save the date should also be invited to the wedding, so only invite people you want to celebrate with on your big day. However, you don’t need to send save the dates to everyone invited to the wedding. Save yourself a little money and save the dates to the people who are most important to you and out-of-town guests so they can start planning,
Let your personality shine!
Take this opportunity to inject a bit of your personality into your wedding stationery. Whether it’s through wording, pictures or design, there are plenty of ways to make it your own. Many couples are opting for photo save the dates so they can use their favorite engagement photo(s). Couples who want a save the date that really gets attention should check out Enhanced Raised Foil Save the Dates!
Look at your design options.
You don’t realize how many options you truly have until you sit down and try to pick out the perfect save the date. Before you decide on one, consider all of the various styles and colors you can choose from. The design possibilities are endless with features like real foil, state-of-the-art digital printing, ribbon, layers, tri-folds and save the date magnets. Or keep it super simple (and cheap) with postcard save the dates.
When to mail save the dates.
Mail your save-the-date announcements about six months prior to the actual ceremony. This means you need to have a set date that goes out on the announcements. If you’re planning a destination wedding, mail the save the dates 9 months or more before. This gives your loved ones plenty of time to mark the date on their calendar, book hotels and ask for time off of work.