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BLOG | 30.04.2023

Wedding Stationery : What are Save the Dates?

When planning your wedding, the first piece of stationery to send out are save the date cards. These cards are a great way to inform your guests of the date of your wedding so that they can “save the date” in their calendars and start planning for your big day. We will now guide you through everything you need to know about this important piece of stationery.

What is a save the date?
A save the date is a card that announces your wedding date and location to your guests and serves as a reminder for them to block that date out in their calendars. Save the dates are typically sent out 9-12 months before your wedding date.

Why is it important to send save the date cards?

A lot of couples feel that sending a save the date card is an important step in the wedding planning process as it lets your guests know the date of your wedding and ensures that they won't make other plans for that day. It gives your guests plenty of time to start planning for your wedding, especially if they'll need to travel to attend.

It also builds excitement for your wedding day and gives your guests a glimpse into your wedding style and themes. Additionally, it can help you to save money on invitations as guests tend to let you know if they know that they will not be able to attend.

What information should be included on a save the date?

When it comes to information, you want to keep it short and sweet but ensure you are still including all the essentials. We would recommend both of your names, your wedding date and a location. The location doesn’t need to be the full address of your venue, it can just be the city, town or county. Including the location can be particularly important if you are having a destination wedding or if you have guests who will need to travel to attend your wedding.

Do you have to sent a save the date?

This is completely up to you as a couple. If your wedding is taking place in less than six months then we would recommend skipping save the date cards. We recommend sending out your wedding invitations 4-6 months before your wedding. So in this situation save yourself some time by skipping straight to sending out your wedding invitations.


Sending save the date cards can be an important part of your wedding planning process. They allow you to communicate with your guests and give them plenty of time to plan and prepare for your big day. When creating your save the dates, keep in mind the style and theme of your wedding, include all of the necessary information, and be sure to send them out 9-12 months in advance.

We hope this has helped show why save the dates can help make your dream wedding a success!

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