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August 25, 2021

What to Include On Your Save The Date

Are you excited to spend time picking out your Save The Date? Or maybe you’re struggling with the thought of whether or not you need one? Our hope is that today’s post will provide some insight on why we typically recommend a Save The Date, along with a few key pieces of information to provide for your guests on the Save The Date.


Why should you send a Save The Date? 

A Save The Date is not a required element but we encourage our couple to highly consider sending one, especially if the event is a destination event. Why? Because your Save The Date is the official announcement of your wedding date and location. From a logistical perspective, it’s helpful for guests who are planning to attend; and from a style perspective, it sets the tone for the wedding design to come. 


When should you send one?

We encourage our couples to have their save the dates ready to be mailed by the 12 month mark, especially if the event will be a destination event for your guests. This gives ample time for guests to plan – especially if they will need to take vacation days, plan around other vacations, and make appropriate travel arrangements.


What to do before sending out your Save The Date:

There are three details we recommend you have confirmed prior to sending Your Save the Dates:

  • Your wedding date
  • Location of your events – the city and state are all that is needed; you may wish to save the official venue for a big reveal on the invitations. 🙂 
  • Official guest count with mailing or email addresses 


Then there are a few details you may want to go ahead and confirm + include with your Save The Dates: 

  • Your wedding website
  • Hotel block information 
  • Begin your wedding registry 


Some of your guests will likely begin asking for your wedding website, hotel accommodations and your registry information upon receiving your Save The Date!


What should you include on your Save The Dates: 

Using the less is more approach, here is your checklist: 

  • A intro message (i.e Save The Date
  • The Wedding Date
  • The Wedding Location – city & state 
  • Your Wedding Website link 
  • A short statement about invitations (i.e formal invitation to follow


Simple is best so don’t feel pressured to elaborate! 


Next week, we’ll go into more detail about the design options for your Save The Date. 


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