Happy Thursday everyone! Today we’re talking about something that I’m sure LOTS of you have wondered- when to send a Save The Date! You see, there are actually some particular tidbits that you should know when it comes to sending Save The Dates. The big thing is *when* to send your Save The Dates. Sometimes it’s not even necessary if you have less than 6-8 months until your wedding!
Well lucky for us, Heather of Simply Designed created an awesome infographic that has all of the info you need to know when it comes to sending Save The Dates- including a chart telling you WHEN to send, based on your wedding month! Check it out, save it, pin it, etc… and then catch more Save The Date tips below!
I have a confessino to make- I myself had NO CLUE about ANYTHING when it came to Save The Dates. I’m sure I probably ended up doing everything wrong when I did finally send mine! Well, to make sure all of our bases are covered, I’ve asked some of the fabulous stationery designers of Every Last Vendor to share their thoughts on Save The Dates with us today!
“Give your Save The Date personality and make it fun! It is the first glimpse your guest will receive of the wedding to come!” – Julie of Ten Four Paper
“I have a lot of brides who want to send out Save The Dates when it’s too late. It normally confuses older guests getting a save the date close to the wedding. They’re wondering “where is all the info?!?” ;) Another alternative would be to include a nice engagement photo (that you were hoping to use for the save the date) on an info card with the details on the back included in the invitation or as part of the bridal shower thank you card design if you’d like to send from both bride and groom.” – Val of Val Marie Paper
“Your Save The Date doesn’t HAVE to match the invitation… lots of people are nervous since they don’t know their colors, theme, etc. But, this is the one thing that can be totally random. It just needs to serve it’s purpose of letting your guests know the major info (date, place and/or city). I also say that this is the one thing that hangs around for a bit (like on the fridge) so get fun and make it something people will want to stare at the next several months.” – Wendy of Weswen Design
“Your Save The Date will set the tone for your wedding and is a sneak peak of what your guest will come to expect for your day! Be fun, creative and show your personality also a hint of what your day is going to be all about. Make sure there are specifics to your day. Date, location, website, and formal invitation to follow! And don’t forget your names!!!” – Heather of Simply Designed
And an extra tip from me about WHO to send a Save The Date to… you don’t have to send one to every single person on your guest list! Just send a Save The Date to those who you absolutely WANT at your wedding- because you want them to “save the date” so they can attend your wedding! :)
So tell me- did you send Save The Dates yet? What did you do for your design? Or if you haven’t sent your Save The Dates yet, what are you planning on doing?