To Save the Date or not Save the Date? That is today's question.
In the midst of your frenzied wedding planning schedule it is easy to forget that the people you want to invite struggle to balance their daily schedules as well. Today it is not uncommon to plan vacations, business trips, family outings, etc. six months or more in advance. But, your wedding invitations don't go out until at least 6 weeks before your wedding. This is where Save the Dates come into play.
Save the Dates come in a variety of shapes, sizes and designs and offer your guests a friendly and informal notification about your big day! These are typically sent six to eight months prior to your wedding and let your guests know the date and location of your big event. You may also include your wedding website for more information. And some brides even offer hotel information for out-of-town guests.
As a fairly new wedding tradition, Save the Dates don't really play by any rules. They are typically very informal with basic information, as noted above. Most of the time they feature a photo of the couple giving the invite a lovely personal touch, but it is in no way a requirement.
Stylistically, Save the Dates offer your guests a sneak peek into your wedding day! Having a cohesive look with the rest of your wedding theme and complimentary paper goods is always recommended.