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Save the Date Wording

Sending save the dates is the single best decision you could make for ensuring a great turnout at your wedding. Plus, save the dates are easy! You only need to know a few details before sending them to the people you want most to attend. What are those details? We’ve gathered a few examples of save the date wording we think will be helpful for choosing your own.

  • Your save the date cards MUST have these 3 details:
  • 1. your names (first and last)
  • 2. the wedding date
  • 3. a mention that a formal invitation will follow
  • Consider adding these 5 additional details to your save the date wording:
  • 1. the wedding location (this is a MUST if you’re having a destination wedding)
  • 2. a fun line of welcome wording if it’s not included in the save the date design
  • 3. an engagement shot on photo save the dates
  • 4. your (or Mom’s or the host’s) phone number or email if anyone has questions
  • 5. a link to your wedding website for more information
Save the Date Wording

Check out this example of save the date wording:

The Basics
Please Save the Date for our wedding
December 6, 2014
Formal invitation to follow
Samantha Ludley and Mike Preston

With Personality
We’re getting married by the slopes!
Get your skis ready for the wedding of
Samantha Jane Ludley
and
Michael James Preston
December 6, 2014
Vail, Colorado
Formal invitation to follow

Here are a few more examples of save the date wording depending on your style.

Formal
Your presence is requested
at the wedding of
Shawna Anderson
and
Blake Carlson
on Saturday, the thirtieth of May
Two thousand and fifteen
Mankato, Minnesota

Invitation will follow

Casual
Save a place for us on your calendar!
Andrea Carter and Christopher James
will unite in marriage
on May 30, 2015

Invitation & details to follow

Simple and Cute
A Date to Remember
Crystal Wellington
and
Jacob Barter
will be getting married
May 30, 2015

Save the Date

Invitation will follow

Wondering when you should mail your save the dates? Read When to Send Save the Dates, and you’ll feel ready to check this task off of your to-do list.