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Top Tips For Your Save The Dates

Save The Dates

So, your wedding is booked, and your guest list has been finalised, but is it too early to send out the invitations?

Generally, you would normally send invitations out about 6 months before your wedding, but if you have guests coming from afar, your wedding is in the height of the summer season or you plan on marrying abroad, you may wish to give your guests more notice so that they may arrange accommodation, and not book holidays over your wedding date. If you’re marrying on a weekday many will also need to arrange holiday from work.

Save the Dates can serve as a useful announcement to advise your guests as to when your wedding is, before you send out the formal invitations.

It is customary for Save the Dates to be sent out about a year before the wedding, but depending on whom they are being sent to, and the type of wedding you are holding, you may feel that sending them out earlier or later than this is sufficient.

When you are ready to start designing your save the dates, why not try incorporating the date into a photograph of you both?

There are many ways to do this: you could hold a sign, write it on the bottom of your shoes, if you're a sports fan you could have it printed on the shirts of your favourite team which you could then model for a photograph.

If you’re wishing to send a more formal Save the Date, then you should tie this in with the rest of your wedding stationery. So if you haven’t yet started to think about your wedding invitations, now is the time to start doing so.

Whilst sending a card is the most obvious, and the most formal way to let your guest know of the date of your wedding, many brides and grooms try to be a little unique to help their wedding date stay in the minds of their guests, such as using magnets and tea towels.

Once you know how you’re going to inform your guests, next is the wording. We’ve put together some suggested wording below, which can be used across a number of different Save the Date formats, including cards, magnets and tea towels.

You could also try taking words from each to create your own.

Please save the date of

Saturday, 29th July 2017

for the wedding of

Olivia Jayne Smith

and

Jonathan Peter Goodroe

in Reading, Berkshire

 

 

Formal Invitation to Follow

Olivia Jayne Smith

and

Jonathan Peter Goodroe

are getting married

On Saturday, 29th July 2017

in Reading, Berkshire

 

Please Save the Date

 

Formal Invitation to Follow

Please Save the Date

for the wedding of

Olivia Jayne Smith

and

Jonathan Peter Goodroe

 

Saturday, 29th July 2017

in Reading, Berkshire

 

Formal Invitation to Follow

He asked… She said yes!

 

Olivia Smith & Jonathan Goodroe

Are getting married!

 

29/07/2017

 

Please Save the Date

 

Formal Invitation to Follow

Olivia and Jonathan

are tying the knot!

 

Join us

29/07/2017

to hear them say ‘I do’

 

 




Invitation to Follow

Boy met girl.

For the rest of the story

please join us on

Saturday, 29th July 2017

for the wedding of

Olivia Smith

and

Jonanthan Goodroe

 


Formal Invitation to Follow

 
If you’re having a postcard style Save the Date with just one side, then you should include your names, the date of the wedding, and perhaps the town it will be held in.

If you're having a photograph of yourselves as the main image, then you may wish to eliminate your names from the wording.

When deciding what to put onto your Save the Dates, you should think about who you will be sending them to.

If your Mum is insisting that your Great Auntie Mary should be invited, who you haven’t seen in a decade, then she might not necessarily know who you are from just a photograph of you.

If you are getting married in a town which people may not expect, or you have friends and family coming from out of town, then including the town in which the wedding will take place will be helpful for them to start looking for accommodation or transport if they need to.

Your Save the Date is the first peek into your big day for your guests. So get your creative juices flowing and let your personalities shine through. The list is endless and you are only limited by your imagination.

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