Save the Date … Do I or Don’t I???

You already said “Yes!” and now the question is “Do I or don’t I Send a Save-the-Date?

Save the date notifications are a common way for the newly engaged couple, or their family, to let people know of the upcoming nuptials.  But when should you send a save the date notification?  Here are a couple of cases when a save-the-date is appropriate to send to your guests:

  • If your wedding will be a destination wedding and you want to give your guests time to add it to their calendar, ask for time off from work, save some money for the occasion, or look for affordable airfare or lodging
  • If your wedding falls on a holiday weekend or a popular vacation time, then it might be nice if they could schedule their vacation around your wedding.  You are planning a wedding and want those invited to come, so give them plenty of notice to mark it on their calendar.


Okay, so you decided to mail  save-the-dates, but when do they get mailed?

Mailing out a Save-the-Date announcement is not for every engaged couple and definitely not required.  If you decide to mail a save-the-date, it is recommended you do so six to eight months prior to the wedding date.

So you’ve decided to send them out, you know when they should be sent out, but what do I send?

Many couples choose to make their own Save-the-Date cards and show their whimsical and creative side.  Websites such as Vistaprint and Shutterfly, are all affordable places to upload your designs and they have quite a few designs from which to choose if you don’t want to create your own.  If you want to send a Save-the-Date magnet, MagnetStreet is another affordable option.  Or, go down to your local Staples or Office Depot and purchase magnet sheets, print out your save-the-cards at home, and attach a magnet!  Your guests can keep the date on their refrigerator as a reminder of your upcoming wedding.

Want to do something a little different?  Favorite Announcements offers many Save-the-Date personalized candy bar wrappers.  You can use one of their existing designs or upload your own creative one.  They even offer bubble lined envelopes for mailing your sweet treat to your guests.  These Save-the-Date personalized candy bar wrappers are just too cute not to send out to family and friends!




A Save-the-Date announcement is the perfect way to announce your engagement and give your guests the heads-up that they will be invited to your wedding.  What better way to share your excitement with your family and friends about your new venture in life!

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