Not sure whether or not to send a save the date to your wedding guests? We can help you with that decision. A save the date is important for both big and small nuptials. However, it’s even more essential for holiday and destination weddings. Sending out save the dates is simply courteous to your guests and gives them ample amount of time to plan for your big event.

Wedding invitations are to be sent out six to eight weeks before your special day. This certainly doesn’t give your future guests enough time to book a plane ticket, figure out hotel arrangements and get off work. You need to send out save the dates much earlier than the wedding invitations. Giving your guests a save the date also provides them with enough time to save money for all the plane tickets and hotel rooms that they may need. And if your wedding is planned for a holiday like the Fourth of July, Christmas or New Year’s, you don’t want to interfere with your guests’ future plans. By sending out a save the date, you’ll likely catch them before they have anything marked down in their calendar.

Save the dates should be sent out about four to six months before your wedding day. But if you’re planning on getting married at a faraway destination or on a popular holiday, your save the dates should be sent approximately eight months ahead of time.

Sending out save the dates is simply courteous and gives you peace of mind that everyone you want to celebrate with on your big day will actually be there.

If you’re still not convinced that your should mail out a save the date to your friends and family, take a look at these gorgeous examples:

Bright Lights – Save the Date Card
This beautiful save the date is simple – it’s filled with the perfect amount of color and shimmer. Your wedding information is written out in a modern font in the hue of your choice and shimmering silver polka dots are scattered all over the stationery like delicate flakes of snow.

Gold Medallion – Save the Date Card
This save the date depicts an art deco theme and features a gold, shimmering architectural design. With this card, you can share a picture of you and your spouse-to-be happily engaged with your friends and family.

Love Story – Save the Date Card
Tell the story of how you met and got engaged with this fun and unique save the date. You get to include pictures and share all of the details with your loved ones. This way, they get to know you better as a couple and get an inside look at your relationship.

Will you be sending out a save the date? Share your thoughts with us!