Save the date cards To be or not to be?
A Save the date card is becoming almost as important at the invitation itself these days. They are early reminders to your guests to keep the date open for your pending nuptials and alert the guests to expect an invitation. This is especially necessary for guests that may need to travel and gives them a chance to plan, book flights, accommodation and get time off from work etc. Early notice means more guests will be able to attend. The general timespan to send them out is between 6 - 9 months before the wedding. This also helps get more concrete numbers for planning purposes in terms of tables, reception, bar and favours creating less stress. Save the dates can introduce the tone and mood of the wedding. It can be anything really, postcards, magnets, photographs etc. The information needs to be brief, as more detail should be shared in the formal invitation. Details that should be included are: The couple’s names, clear date and venue and a note that the formal invitations will follow.