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How to Send Save the Date Cards: The Ultimate Guide

by Emma Arendoski
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If you’re thinking of sending save the dates but you have no idea where to start, you’ve come to the right place! It can be overwhelming to know what to do first before you decide to order and send save the dates. In this blog post, you’ll learn what to do, step-by-step, when mailing out your save the dates to guests.

Let’s get started!

how to send save the date cards for your wedding

Tips on Sending Save the Dates

If you prefer to watch, here’s a short video I did on the topic via Youtube. Click here for the video [ new window ]

Ok, step one: before you send save the dates, you’ll need to create a guest list.

Step 1: Make a Guest List.

Make a wedding guest list!

PRO TIP: use this flow chart if you need some help.

You can’t send save the dates to guests unless they’re 100% on the guest list officially, so do that first. Also, find all of your guests’ addresses (this will help).

Have a guest list finalized? Great – you’re ready for step 2.

Step 2: Find Save the Dates Online.

Save the dates needn’t cost a lot of money. You can find most save the dates with good quality for around $1 per card or as low as around $0.50 each. You are only sending one card per household, so keep that in mind!

► For affordable options, read: 9 Places to Buy Cheap Save the Dates [opens in a new tab]

Step 3: Edit the Details.

Include the necessary information on your cards:

– Your Names
– The Location (general)
– The Wedding Date


Step 4: Proofread.

Look it over. Ask your partner to proofread it. Have your mom proofread it! Then when everything looks good… order ’em up!

Step 5: Order + Send Them Out.

Once they arrive, assemble them and mail them out. Save the dates should be mailed 6 to 9 months before the wedding date for local weddings and 9 to 12 months ahead of destination weddings.

That’s it! See? So easy.

Told ya!


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