What should wedding save the dates include?

The save-the-date should definitely include your and your partner’s names, wedding date (or dates, for a wedding weekend), location (a town or city is helpful, even if the venue isn’t booked yet) and a notice for a formal invitation to follow.

How long before wedding do you send save the date?

When to Send Save the Dates for a Local Wedding Send out save-the-date cards six to eight months prior to your wedding and the wedding invitations eight weeks before your big day.

What is written on Save the Date?

The information on your Save the date card includes the request (e.g. ‘Please Save the Date’), your names, wedding date, location (State and Postcode) and a note to let them know to expect a formal invitation. You can also include a wedding website if you have one.

Do save the dates and invitations have to match?

Save-the-dates are much less formal than your wedding invitations and definitely don’t have to match them or your theme. This is your opportunity to let your style as a couple really shine, or try out a theme you love but are hesitant to commit to just yet.

When to send wedding invitations and save the dates?

Save the dates are usually sent 9-12 months before the wedding date (closer to 12 months for destination weddings). Wedding invitations are usually sent 6-8 weeks before the wedding (up to 12 weeks for a destination wedding).

Should I send save the date cards for my wedding?

Aim to send save-the-dates four to six months before your wedding, if you’re tying the knot in a far-flung destination. Any longer, and your date might go on the backburner and be inadvertently forgotten when a conflict does arise.

Are ‘save the date’ cards for weddings needed?

Couples typically send out save-the-dates a few months after they’ve gotten engaged and have decided on a wedding date and venue. But they’re hardly mandatory , and for some couples, they might not even be necessary.

How do you save the date?

Your save the date should include your names, wedding date, the location of the celebration and your wedding website. This gives your guests plenty of information without overwhelming the card. Use your website to give more specific details like nearby airports, preferred hotels (especially if you have a room block) and transportation information.