DO WE NEED TO SEND SAVE THE DATE CARDS?
Everything you didn't know you needed to know!
You’ve set the date, chosen a beautiful wedding venue, and booked the ceremony time. Now you need to give your guests a heads up. But do you send out save the dates or wait a little longer and go straight for the official invitations? Below, we break down all you need to know about save the date wedding cards along with advice and top tips to help you make your decision.
What is a save the date card?
‘Save the date’ cards are a pre-invitation notification officially announcing your wedding date. It provides your intended wedding guests with the key information you have at that time, such as location, and denotes that a particular person will be receiving an official invitation in due course.
The following words are usually included at the bottom of a save the date card: Formal invitation to follow.
A reply or acknowledgment is not usually necessary.
Why are save the date cards important?
Of course, you don’t NEED to order and send save the date cards but it’s good to give the guests you definitely want there on your day advanced warning.
They are important, and therefore recommended, if you’re planning a destination wedding, getting married in a peak travel time, school holidays or a week day as it will allow your loved ones the time to book days off work.
They’re also a great way to get everyone excited about your wedding from the very start!