I recently attended a bridal show and one of the vendors there, a wedding planner/coordinator/consultant, was giving out a handout to passing brides that said Save The Dates should be mailed "5 to 4 months" before the wedding. In my opinion...NOT! Below I have listed some Save The Date etiquette to follow should you decide to mail them out.
- Save The Dates should be mailed 6-9 months before the wedding. This will allow traveling guests to make the necessary arrangements with their employers for the time off. Plus, at the 6 month mark you should be focusing on your wedding invitation suite.
- Although you may not have selected your wedding invitation, the Save The Date should speak about the couple and the type of wedding they are having. Maybe choose your favorite engagement photograph or use your wedding colors when selecting the style.
- Keep your Save The Date short and sweet. List your names, wedding date and city/state. Also add your wedding website and the phrase "Invitation to Follow".
- I still find Save The Date magnets to be the going trend because if placed on the fridge, it will be seen by your guests all the time. Regardless of your selection, don't over do it, especially with weight and awkward shapes. You want to use a standard postage stamp when mailing.
- I shouldn't have to say this, but I will...if you mail that particular guest a Save The Date, please make sure they are on the guest list to receive a wedding invitation.
Until next time...WEDologize!
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