// WEDDING WEDNESDAY // Save the Dates

It’s time to grab that red pen and mark everyone’s calendar- YOU’RE GETTING MARRIED! We live in such busy times, people’s calendars fill up. Save the Date cards are a great way to communicate the essential information to your guestlist. Here are some answers to common questions we receive about Save the Date’s:

Do I need to send a Save the Date card?

Save the Date cards have become more popular in recent years, but they are not mandatory. If you are having a destination wedding, getting married during the holiday season, or over a popular three-day weekend, it’s helpful to spread the word. The people most important to you can then reserve the date and begin making travel arrangements. They are also helpful if you have a lot of information to convey (including accommodations etc). With a fabulous Save the Date, your guests are sure to get more excited about the weekend.

Who should receive them?

Everyone on your guest list, including your bridal party, should get one. If you are considering having an A list and a B list of invitees (be honest, you know you do), only send Save the Dates to people you are confident will be included on the final list. You can send invitations to people who did not receive a Save the Date card.

What information do I need to include?

The date and location are the most important pieces of information to be included. Some understated Save the Dates just list the couples names, the date, and the city and state. This is a great option particularly if you haven’t nailed down your venue site yet. “Formal Invitation to follow” is usually included on the bottom. Some brides opt to list accommodations, or other pertinent information. If you have a wedding website, it may be helpful to list as well.

Does my Save the Date need to match my formal wedding invitation?

Most importantly, your Save the Date needs to match your personality! Some brides choose their Save the Date with a cohesive look in mind that will flow from their Save the Dates to their invites and other components of their paper suite. Others like to include an engagement photograph, or an illustration of the venue. Or you can be creative, depart from the traditional wedding invitation look, and choose a fun announcement that reflects your relationship.

Here are some other Save the Dates that we are loving right now: