Remember the vital info
Your Save the Dates don’t have to include much information – but the info you provide should be straightforward and helpful for your guests to begin planning their calendar.
Key things to consider include:
- Your names
- The date of your wedding (or dates if its a weekend)
You may wish to include your wedding website if you have any important travel or accommodation information.
When do you send save the dates?
As a general rule, it’s best to start spreading the news around six to eight months prior to the wedding (send them a little earlier for a destination wedding). This gives wedding guests plenty of time to plan and book their travel, save and request days off work. Any later than that and they won’t have enough lead time to do those things.
This leaves your guests plenty of time to prepare, but not enough time for them to forget. Thankfully, this timespan tends to slot very well into the average time it takes to plan a wedding!
Who should I send them to?
There’s no need to send Save the Dates to everyone you know! Simply send them to the people you want to invite to your upcoming wedding. When you decide who to send the save the dates to – be sure you don’t accidentally send too many and have considered any number restrictions at your wedding venue.