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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

How to Send Save the Dates

Congratulations! You’re engaged, and the wedding is approaching quickly. Suddenly, you’re at the stage in the planning process where it starts to get real—sending out Save the Dates.

Send out your Save the Dates roughly six months before your wedding (or eight, in the case of a destination wedding or an all-weekend event). This is enough time to begin to approximate your guest list, but not so far in advance that your guests will forget to mark off the date on their calendars and begin to arrange any necessary requests for time off or travel plans.

Your Save the Dates should include your names, your wedding date, the location (even if it’s just the city!), and the sentence “formal invitation to follow.” Other than that, you can get as detailed and creative as you want.

Only send a Save the Date to people you actually want to come to your wedding.  Don’t bank on people not coming and overdo it on your guest count. Also, if someone is invited to a bridal shower, they will be expecting an invitation to the wedding as well.  

Be clear with how you address your envelopes. Specifically, include only the names of those who you are inviting.  So if it is an adults-only affair, don’t put The Johnson Family on the envelope. Instead, you put only Mr. & Mrs. Johnson on the envelope, which indicates that they should leave their four kids at home.  Bonus points if you know Mr. Johnson’s full name.


Additionally, this is the perfect opportunity to cut down on any plus-one confusion—if you’re inviting the guest to bring a date, indicate that on the envelope.

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