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, and have a photo chosen if you're sending photo save the dates, to send them out to your most important wedding guests. What are the details you need to know? See our list of must-have and nice-to-share details below plus we’ve gathered a few examples of save the date wording we think will be helpful for choosing your own.

  1. Your save the date cards MUST have these 3 details:
  2. your names (first and last)
  3. the wedding date
  4. a mention that a formal invitation will follow
  1. Consider adding these 3 nice-to-share details to your save the date wording:
  2. the wedding location (this is a MUST if you’re having a destination wedding)
  3. a fun line of welcome wording if it’s not included in the save the date design
  4. 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 2, 2027
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
Michael James Preston
December 2, 2023
Vail, Colorado
Formal invitation to follow

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

Your presence is requested
at the wedding of
Shawna Anderson
Blake Carlson
on Saturday, the twenty-seventh of May
Two thousand twenty-three
Mankato, Minnesota

Invitation will follow

Save a place for us on your calendar!
Andrea Carter and Christopher James
will unite in marriage
on May 27, 2023

Invitation & details to follow

Simple and Cute
A Date to Remember
Crystal Wellington
Jacob Barter
will be getting married
May 27, 2023

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.

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