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! What goes on a save the date card? What is the “right” way to word your save the dates, and what do you include on save-the-dates anyway?
Let’s tackle it together!
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. In this case, you will mail your save the date cards one year to nine months prior to the wedding.)
Today we’re showing you just how easy it is to pick save the date cards with beautiful designs by Minted and what to put on save the date cards. What information goes on a save the date? What is the proper save the date wording? We’ll answer all of those questions and inspire you with the hottest designs.
Read on to cross this off of your wedding checklist and get the scoop on proper save the date wording! Enjoy!
What Goes on a Save the Date
Here 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:
Save The Date Cards Need:
- your names
- the wedding date
- the wedding location (not the venue, just the city/state will do!)
- the words: “invitation to follow”
That’s it! So next time you wonder, does the wedding venue go on the save the date? Do I need to include RSVP information on a save the date? No and no! The four items listed above are exactly what goes on a save the date card.
Save the Date Wording
Now that you know what to put on save the date cards, what is the proper wording? Does it need to be overly formal? No! You can have fun with your save the date cards, as they are not nearly as formal as your wedding invitations.
Consider including these tips when choosing your save the date wording:
• A fun line of welcome (i.e. “we hope to see you there!”, “it’s on!”, or “we’re getting hitched!” just as a few examples)
• A nod to your motif or theme
• A link to your wedding website (you can get a FREE wedding website here!)
When you’re choosing save the dates, pick a style that coordinates with your wedding theme. Here are a few of our favorite save the date wording examples on real cards available at Minted. Notice how all of these cards have proper save the date wording.
1. Modern Save the Dates
These cards by Leah Bisch are a perfect choice for modern couples. I love the trendy arch and the gold foil — very beautiful! The wording is very simple and to-the-point: save the date, the couple’s names, the location.
2. Photo Cards
Put your favorite photo on save the date cards, along with your names, the date, and where you’re planning to celebrate. Here’s a stunning example from designer Melanie Kosuge.
3. Simple Date
An elegant save the date card like this one requires nothing else: just the date, names, location, and “invitation to follow”. Love this shade of rust! Designed by Iveta Angelova.
4. Retro Foil Save the Date
Get a stylish, retro-inspired save the date like this and keep the wording succinct. Simply your names, the words ‘save the date’, and the location with the date. Simple! By Eric Clegg.
5. Botanical Wreath
This is my favorite design of the moment! It features a floral wreath and deep, rich colors; simple and elegant wording in a nice script brings this card together nicely. By Susan Moyal.
6. Casual Save the Date
Let’s get this party started! This is what to put on save the date cards for the lowkey, fun couple. ;) By That Girl Press.
For what to put on save the dates with a formal flair, spell out everything, like this example by Jen Owens.
8. Floral Arch
This save the date card features a stunning design by artist Hannah Williams. The wording is at the top, then accented by a floral design cascading down the sides, and the information for the wedding day at the bottom. I love the colors, the flowers, the photo — it is all perfect!
Once you’ve picked out the card design you like, you can add items to it. Save the date cards can include embellishments or accessories such as vellum, wax seals, or ribbon. These accessory items — also known as finishing touches — are accents that make a beautiful first impression on guests. Of these accents, my favorite is probably the wax seal. You can use it to seal the envelope and it adds just the perfect personalized touch.
See? Now you know exactly what to put on save the date cards and how easy it is to choose a design. You also know how to decorate it with accessories and accents!
• Browse more card styles (or buy yours) here.
(Need help picking a theme? This makes it so easy!)
Okay, let’s recap: all you need is your names, the date, the location, and ‘invitation to follow’. Simple as that!
What save the date wording will you include?
Tell us in the comments!
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