Save the Dates – To Send or Not to Send?Article Written:
This is a predicament most couples face. Are Save the Date Invites really necessary?
I would say in some situations Yes!
With years of wedding stationery experience we have found that Save the Dates are usually sent out in the following situation –
Weddings Abroad – These are normally booked 2 years maybe in advance, so prior notice of the date should be sent out.
Mid Week Weddings – These dates will also be book 12+ months ahead and may require booking time off work and even childcare if children are not invited.
Holiday Season Weddings – Again because wedding are booked well in advance to avoid disappointment of family members not able to attend due to a holiday booking or prior arrangement then a Save the Date is a great idea.
This pre-invitation allows you to announce your wedding date to your guests and that they will be invited to your celebration.
As the planning of your big day is just starting and all your information may not be finalised all that will be needed on a Save the Dates at this point will be Your Names, Wedding Date and maybe a venue name.
Being upfront of who is invited helps when sending out the actual invitation, this helps your guests to arrange childcare for uninvited children and gives your guests advance notice of your wedding date so there family holiday or other arrangements do not clash, they may have to ask for annual leave if it is a midweek wedding ?
Maybe none of this applies and you like the idea of a Save the Date that can be sent 6 to 8 months before your actual wedding invites are ready to send out.
Whatever your preference or budget we can advise and are here to help with starting the process. Save the Dates cards usually introduce the theme of your wedding and this then will follow through to your Wedding Invitations, Order of Service, Menus, Name Cards, Seating Plan and Thank You Cards which can all be done here at Bespoke Wedding Invites.