When to Send Your Save the Dates
Getting engaged is such an exciting time, and so is announcing your engagement to all your family and friends. Enjoy the moment!
Once you’ve set your date though, it’s important to announce the big date to everyone that you want to invite, so they can mark their calendars and ensure that they can attend your special day. The best way to make your date official, is to send out Save the Dates – whether printed or digital.
But you may be wondering when the best time is to send them out? Here we share our thoughts on when to send your save the dates and how…
Make your “Yes” Official with Save the Dates
Your save the date is a simple announcement that goes out to all your guests to let them know when your wedding dates is.
Although there really aren’t any strict rules on this, Save the Dates are typically sent out 6-8 months ahead of your date. However, do bear in mind that if you’re planning a July/ August wedding, a destination wedding or your date falls on a bank holiday weekend, your guests may need more notice – in which case send out 9-12 month in advance. Also if you’re planning a short engagement, then you’ll have to get these out ASAP.
Browse Save the Date Designs from our Studio Collection and for further tips on when and how to send out your Save the Dates, read our Save the Date Etiquette and Mistakes to Avoid.
How to send your Save the Dates
Save the Dates are much less formal than your main invitations, so you don’t need to feel that these have to follow your wedding theme. Feel free to have a bit of fun with these and maybe include your favourite engagement photo for an extra personal touch!
There’s no rule to say that these invitations should be printed, so you can either mail them out of send your Save the Dates via email or Whatsapp. Going digital is certainly a popular choice today, especially when you’re inviting guests from overseas, But do bear in mind that these may land in the junk mail, never to be seen, or your older family members may not use email at all.
Browse a selection of Save the Date designs from our Studio Collection.