Should you order additional save the date cards than you need? I’ll help you decide if a few extra cards is the right choice for you.
By having a few supplementary cards in your drawer, you can be prepared for a few unexpected things that may pop up, which I’ll cover in this blog post.
I don’t want you to run into any surprises, so let’s discuss it.
Should You Order Extra Save The Date Cards?
Is it to your benefit to order more save the dates than you need? That’s what bride-to-be Jessa wants to know in her Ask Emmaline question.
“Hi Emmaline Bride Team! I’m wondering how many save the dates I should order. Is it one per household (not per guest?) And should I order extra save the dates? Thank you!”
How Many Save the Dates to Order
Hi Jessa! Great question and thanks for writing.
You’re 100% right: send one save-the-date card per household (not per guest).
You should buy a few extra save the date cards, just in case: I always recommend 5 to 10 cards extra when possible.
There are several reasons to have plenty of save the dates, and here’s why.
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Pros: Benefits to Ordering Extra Save the Date Cards
Here are some pros to additional save-the-dates in your order.
Send To Guests You (Accidentally!) Forgot
For save the dates, you may realize you forgot to include a guest on the list, and you can quickly remedy the issue by sending one you have as a backup.
Sometimes, although rarely, there is a printing issue on a card or several, so a few backup save-the-dates are good to have on hand.
We’ve seen everything from smeared ink to simply smashed cards from delivery issues when shipping.
It can happen, so it’s not a bad thing to have a few extras, just in case.
Hey, an extra save the date card is something many couples overlook! And they mail them out and realize, we don’t have one for ourselves! It’s a great idea to buy extra save the dates to have as a keepsake of your own.
And since it’s good to have pros and cons on your side, cons here is a negative to ordering additional cards.
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Con: Extra Cards = Extra Costs
There is only one drawback to ordering extras: the cost. Although it may be incremental, adding more to your budget when you’re not 100% sure you’ll utilize the extra copies can be a deterrent for some. And that’s OK! It’s important to keep your eye on that wedding budget and spend it however it fits best.
With that being said, though, having extras may actually benefit your budget. If you decide you need a few cards at the last minute, you typically need to order a minimum quantity which may cost more than adding in a few extras to your original order.
And there you have it! Sometimes, it pays off having a few extras in your wedding binder.
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Hope it helps and thanks for writing!