So you are planning your wedding, and putting countless hours into every flower, flatware, linen, and all the other details to create the wedding you dream of for you, your fiance, your family, and your friends to enjoy! But your guests plan vacations, moves, surgeries, etc. too. In order to ensure your friends and families can do everything possible to share the big day with you and your fiance, the best solution is to send out a Save the Date.
Unlike a lot of other wedding planning elements, there are not too many rules and etiquette standards surrounding Save the Dates. Phew!
You should aim to send them out around six months in advance, you can choose to include an engagement photo or not, and you do not have to send one out to everyone you will be inviting. If you know your bridesmaids, grandparents, next-door neighbors, or whoever definitely knows your wedding date, then you don’t technically need to send them one. However, it is a good idea to send Save the Dates to all your out-of-town guests. It will give them time to make travel arrangements and vacation arrangements at work. But if you have the budget and the time to send them out to all your invited guests, it can’t hurt! Having a visual reminder they can stick on the refrigerator or on their mantel, is always helpful.
Another great thing about Save the Dates is that you do not have to match them exactly to your invitations. By the time you order your Save the Dates you may not even know exactly what invitations you want, and you probably don’t know all the exact design and decor elements of your wedding. But I think it is safe to say, you probably have a general idea of what you want your wedding to look and feel like. Especially since you already have your venue reserved! Six to Seven months out, you likely have an idea if you want a vintage DIY style wedding or maybe a bright modern wedding. This makes it easy and fun to find a Save the Date that reflects the general vision you have for your wedding, and gives your guests an idea how casual or formal your wedding will be before they get the invitation.
Today, I’ve rounded up five gorgeous Save the Dates to share with you, and one just might perfectly match the wedding you’ve been planning.
1. The Nuptial Portrait Save the Dates. Perfect for brides planning a vintage, crafty, maybe even DIY wedding.
2. The Bold and Beautiful III Save the Dates. Great for a bright and colorful, yet modern and clean wedding.
3. The XOXO I Save the Dates. Think the Parker Palm Springs, ideal for a quirky, modern, and fun wedding celebration.
4. The Vine-tastic II Save the Dates. For brides dreaming of a more formal, black-tie affair, maybe even at a gorgeous winery in Napa.
5. The Affinity II Save the Dates. Great for brides planning the traditional, beautiful wedding they imagined since they were little girls.
Still looking for the perfect Save the Dates to match your vision? There are so many more options right over here. If you’ve already found your Storkie Save the Dates, leave a comment and let us know which one and the concept behind your wedding plans!