Hi, loves! If you’re newly engaged, you know the next BIG thing to do is set the date. Find your venue, pick a date, and BOOK IT. Once you do, the fun begins: wedding theme picking and, of course, announcing the happy news to guests with save the dates! Today we’re talking about what to include on save the dates so you don’t make a mistake on wording. We received the latest Ask Emmaline question from bride-to-be, Chrissy, who was wondering the same thing:
Hi Emmaline! I’m looking at save the date cards and was wondering what I need to include on them. Do you have any tips on save the date wording? Thanks!
Hi Chrissy! Great question. When it comes to sending out anything wedding-related — i.e. save the dates and invitations — it’s important to get the wording right the first time! Today we’ll answer your question on what to include on save the date and tell you the proper save the date wording so you don’t make a mistake. We’ll also share some new designs we spotted at Minted including save the date cards, postcards, mini-books, and more. We also found a discount code to save you money (ends tonight!) It’s all right here…
What to Include on Save the Dates
When it comes to save the date wording, simple is best. Here’s what to include on save the dates.
Save the Date Wording
Your save the date should include:
– Your names (first and last)
– Your wedding date
– Some variation of “save the date” i.e. save our date, a date is set, we picked a date, etc.
– Location: city and state OR destination
– Optional: Invitation to follow*
*Save the date wording of “invitation to follow” used to be a must-have, but now it’s optional. When save the dates were first introduced, guests were not sure if that was the official invitation, so this particular save the date wording was added. Now that save the dates are commonly used, this wording is not required.
Now that you know the save the date wording that needs to go on your cards / save the date magnets, here’s some inspiration to help you pick a design!
– SAVE THE DATE INSPIRATION –
This “Save Our Date” card is adorb! Buy it here.
Loving this our biggest adventure save the date:
Love this save the date which gives you an opportunity to use four engagement pictures! By Bonjour Paper.
“Us.” Simple, sweet, to-the-point. By Jessica Maslyn.
This floral save the date card is lovely. By Morgan Ramburg. I love the pink color!
This save the date card is perfect: “our date is set”. By Paula Pecevich.
Love a modern classic? Check out this save the date by Annie Clark:
This “garden lights” themed save the date has always been a favorite of mine. By Hooray Creative.
Should you include your dog on your save the date? Um, YES! All the time yes! This save the date is perfection (by Hooray Creative):
P.S. While you’re at it, make sure you include your dog on your cake topper, too!
There will be cake! Save the date by Megan Tamaccio:
We’re liking this strikingly bold save the date card from Kelli Hall:
Crave a whimsical look? This save the date from GeekInk Design is awesome:
Want to save a little money on your save the dates? Choose a postcard size instead! It will send with one postcard stamp (costs less than a standard sized stamp) and requires no envelopes. Win-win. Most of these designs are available in a postcard style, like this one from Jennifer Wick:
Check out this heart-shaped save the date card from Hooray Creative:
And this pretty heart-inspired save the date by Sweta Modi:
And this cool vintage themed mini book from Marabou Design will definitely make a fun statement!
And last but not least, check out this “starlight” gold foil save the date. I love it for starry night themed weddings! By Saltwater Designs.
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