Wedding Save the Dates: What You Need to Know

Photo Credit:  Crafthubs

Photo Credit: Crafthubs

Eek! You've been engaged for a few months now and the wedding planning process is underway. It's time to start thinking about sending out save the dates! 

1. Determine Your Budget. You don't have to spend a fortune as there are a ton of options to choose from. You can either go the DIY route or order from Vistaprint, ShuttferlyMinted, Wedding Paper Divas, for starters.

2. Choose a Style/Theme. Your save the dates don't have to be boring. Why not look into magnets or even a luggage tag themed save the date for a destination wedding! Or, if you're into sports or concerts as a couple, why not sporting event/concert tickets -- but with your face all over them! In short, your save the dates should showcase your personality as a couple.

3. What Should You Include on the Save the Dates? Be sure to include the couple's name, date, and location. Location can either refer to city/state or you can take it a step further and include the venue information, too. Do not include registry information, but instead why not include the hyperlink to your wedding website. That'll get em' to the registry information and everything else they need to know about your big day! Finally, don't forget to mention "formal invitation to follow". In short, keep it simple!

4. When Should You Send Out Your Save the Dates? Plan to send out your save the dates about 6-8 months before your wedding. If you're having a destination wedding, consider sending them out 8-10 months in advance to give your guests advance notice.

These are just the basics. If you're looking for more information, please don't hesitate to reach out to your friends at Events by Melody!

Melody Hall