If you’re wondering what the difference is between save the dates and your wedding invitations, take a breath – we’ve got you covered! Save the dates are traditionally less formal notices that you send out before the actual invitation, and they are mainly used to give your guests a little extra notice. They are particularly important to send out if you happen to be having a destination wedding, as your guests will need ample time to plan all the additional elements associated with travel. However, many couples send out save the dates, regardless of the type of wedding they are having.
Maybe you’re not all too sure if you really need to send out a save the date. Well, here’s something to think about: Save the dates are an excellent way to add in one more element of fun to your wedding. Since they are typically more informal, couples today use save the dates’ designs to really get creative! We actually offer a Design It Yourself option so that you can create an announcement that is entirely your own! We also offer tons of original designs that can work perfectly for you! Many couples love planning out their save the dates, taking photos together and just going wild.
If you’re wondering why we are talking about save the dates when wedding season is more than seven months away, it’s because it’s all about timing. The general etiquette for when to send out your save the dates is approximately six months before your ceremony. This should allow ample time for your guests to book any travel accommodations, save a little money for the occasion if they need to and request time off from work. You don’t really want to send save the dates out too much earlier or later than the six month mark. So … it’s perfect timing! Start exploring your save the dates options today and get those babies in the mail!
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