There are many ways to send out save the dates. But do you ever feel like they just don't suit you? Like they just are not classy enough? Check out 7 of my Save The Date Tips that I think would fit you well.
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What are they?
Save the dates is a great way to invite your guests mark their calendar for your big day before you have finalised the decor, theme and everything else you'll need for your official invitation.
These can be anything you want them to be, with as much or little information you want.
Something to match the theme?
Since they can be anything and everything, consider luggage tags for destination weddings, tickets for a seasonal wedding, a fan for hot or warmer climate weddings, or even the most common fridge magnet.
Remember, they can be food, a card, or even just a photo of you holding the date in hand.
If you already have a theme in mind then it's quiet nice to have the save the date item match this theme. Even better, simply send out some home made baked good (or shop bought) with your date on the package.
What should we include?
You want to include as much information as you can confirm right now, or that needs to be confirmed. The date for sure and the location or town if possible. This is very crucial if you have out of town guests or if you are having an out of town or destination wedding.
If you have a venue and are open to sharing that right now then go ahead and include that. Most importantly though don't forget to include your names.
It could be as simple as: Jane & Stuart, 28th August 2023, Mayfair.
Or as detailed as: Jane & Stuart, 28th August 2023, 1pm, Dartmouth House, Mayfair, Sleek Black Tie Event.
When to send it?
There is no hard and fast rule about this as it all depends on your wedding and your guests.
But generally, if you are inviting a lot of out of town or out of country guests, or your wedding will require a plane ticket then it's recommended to give your guests 12 months notice, or more if it's a popular holiday time such as August.
If you are mainly inviting locals you can send this 9-12 months before the wedding. If you have a lot of guests and you have picked a popular weekend then again I would recommend sending this as far as 12-18 months in advance.
What is typical to send?
It's very common to send out a fridge magnet. It's easy to send out, you can have so many varieties of this. Additionally it is something that works for all ages. A postcard or picture of your names and the date are also very popular.
What pictures work?
To be honest, any picture works as a save the date. But if you are a classy couple and don't want to be too cheesy, maybe a professional couples photo might be best. Think about who will be receiving it, where will they put it, and who else will see it. Then decide what sort of picture you want people to see.
Who gets them?
This is really important. You need to make sure those that get your save the dates are actually invited to your wedding, as in are part of invite list A! And in most cases are invited to the ceremony and the reception.
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