Congratulations on your engagement! A few newly engaged friends asked me about Save the Date etiquette, so I thought I would share the advice I was given when planning my wedding.
Save the Dates are a great way to inform your guests of the date and location of your wedding, so that they can plan accordingly. It is especially nice if you are planning a destination wedding, or if a lot of your guests will be coming from out of town. There are a few rules of save the date etiquette to follow:
- Send a Save-the-Date card to everyone on your list, even if you already know whether or not they are attending.
- Address the announcement only to those who are invited to the wedding. This will eliminate confusion about whether a boyfriend or girlfriend is invited, or whether they can bring the kids.
- We recommend mailing Save-the-Date announcements as much as six months before the wedding. This will give your guests ample time to make travel plans.
Designing a Save the Date is fun and exciting, since it may be the first time your far-away friends and relatives will hear about your engagement. There are several ways to send a Save the Date. You can choose a Save the Date card, a Save the Date postcard or a Save the Date magnet. Then have fun and let your creativity take over.
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