Are you wondering about proper save the date wording? We’re here to help!
Now is the time for engagements, save the date card ordering, and picking out a theme for your upcoming wedding. If you’re wondering about wording on save the date cards, you’ve come to the right place. With beautiful examples by Noted Occasions we’ll steer you in the right direction as you announce the exciting news to guests: you’ve set a date! Very exciting indeed. :)
Let’s get started.
Save the Date Wording
It’s pretty simple, really, when it comes to your save the date cards: just state the facts!
The save the date tells guests who is getting married, where the wedding will take place, and when.
A save the date should not tell too many details just yet for two reasons: first, you’re not entirely sure on all the specifics yet, and second, you want to leave a little mystery for the invitations. :) In addition, save the date wording should be short and straight-to-the-point, so there’s not a lot of room to explain everything about your wedding just yet.
Here are some save the date wording examples to help you.
Sample Save the Date Wording
A save the date card can be very simple:
See? That’s it. You don’t need to reveal too much just yet… and if you’re not even sure about a theme yet, that’s OK. The save the dates are designed to give guests advanced notice about your upcoming nuptials in order to get ready, make plans to travel (if necessary), find sitters (if required), and keep the day open on their calendar. That’s it!
Your save the date is also a great place to include your wedding website, if space permits.
Longer Wording Example
Here’s another example, a bit longer in length: “We would love for you to Save our Date” with your names, wedding date, and location (and the formal invitation portion).
Save the Date Size
A save the date card is usually 4″x6″ or 5″x7″ in size and come with envelopes for addressing to guests. You only need to send one save the date per household (not per guest).
Standard Card vs. Postcard
If you choose a save the date postcard, you can save money on envelopes AND postage, as postcard postage is significantly less than regular postage (at time of post, $0.45 for a regular stamp vs. $0.35 for a postcard). It may not seem like much, but every bit adds up when you’re sending invitations, save the dates, and more!
When to Order Save the Dates
You should order save the date cards as soon as you set the date! Your save the date cards should be mailed 6 months before the wedding; for a destination wedding, give guests advance notice by sending save the dates 8 to 12 months in advance.
Now that you know the facts and how to word your save the dates, let’s take a look at some example cards by the lovely Noted Occasions. Sandy is the owner and designer of the shop; she has a beautiful collection and does a professional job. She offers matching invitations, programs, menus, and more. Take a look at our top picks below!
Where to Buy Save the Dates
To buy cards shown here or get a custom order started, visit the shop!
Do you have any questions about save the date wording? Let us know in the comment box below!