Congratulations on your engagement, now the fun begins! With wedding planning underway and the wedding date being set, most couple send out save the date cards for the wedding as a courtesy to guests to set aside that date to attend what is known as the most important day of your lives – when your hearts beat as one!
At the start, save the dates were sent to out-of-town guests usually four to six months before the big day and considered good etiquette so they can plan out how they can attend accordingly. But this is also done for all wedding invitees especially if the wedding will be held out of the country or even during the holidays before the wedding invitations are sent two months before the wedding (eight months if it’s a destination wedding).
You will find that save the date wedding cards are sent for destination weddings, three-day weekends and not to mention December weddings, or even peak travel times/seasons as a due courtesy! Make sure to send your wedding save the dates during that time frame as if you send it earlier than six to eight months it may get lost in the clutter and if it’s sent after four months you might as well just send the invitations for the wedding and forget the save the date cards altogether.
This pre-invitation to your wedding being mailed to your intended wedding guests also acts as an announcement of the wedding and as a notice to them to expect a wedding invite in the near future. Sending a wedding save the date allows your wedding guests enough time to make arrangements for travel, sort out absence from work to even saving up cash to attend the big day (if it’s out of town or a destination wedding).
One thing to make sure is that you need to know who you are definitely going to invite for the wedding because once the save the dates are sent, there’s no turning back because a wedding invitation will need to be sent soon after. Go through your guest list once and twice over before you commit each guest to the wedding!
With many wedding save the date ideas, styles and designs available to you, there are many ways in which you can complement your wedding theme and match it to your wedding invites and stationery later on. With unique save the date ideas such as photo keepsakes and customised designs, you can really make an impression with your family and friends who will be invited to your dream wedding day.
Don’t forget that we’re offering a 50% Discount on Save the Date Cards Site wide till the 20th of February 2015! Make sure to use the code “SAVE50” when purchasing save the dates online from the DreamDay Invitations website!