Are you engaged and ready to share the news, but you’re not sure about proper save the date wording? We’re here to help! While save the dates are not required, we definitely recommend sending them. A save the date — sent four to six months before your wedding — does the following: it serves as an official announcement, shares your excitement, and gives your guests advance notice to make travel arrangements, if necessary. It also lets guests know they’re on the list so they can save the date on their calendar. (Note: If your wedding is out-of-state or on a holiday weekend, a save the date is a must.) Today we’re showing you just how easy it is to pick save the date cards with beautiful designs by Paper Peach. Read on to cross this off of your wedding checklist and get the scoop on proper save the date wording! Enjoy!
Before we get started, there are four key things you need to include on your save the date.
Here’s the proper save the date wording every card should have:
1. your names
2. the wedding date
3. the wedding location (not the venue, just the city/state will do!)
4. the words: “invitation to follow”
Proper Save the Date Wording
When it comes to save the date wording, feel free to have fun with your save the dates. They’re not nearly as formal as your wedding invitations. Consider including these additional details to your save the date wording:
Planning an art deco / Gatsby / 1920s-inspired theme? We love this save the date card:
… a spring or summer watercolor or beach inspired wedding…
… a rustic inspired celebration…
Check out the back! I adore this wood grain pattern.
… or a bohemian fête!
(Need help picking a theme? This makes it so easy!)
What save the date wording will you include?
Tell us in the comments! Also include any questions you have and we’ll swoop in to help. That’s what we’re here for!