What you need to know about Save-the-Dates

January 13, 2011

Sending out Save-the-Date cards for events such as Weddings and Bar/Bat Mitzvahs is a fairly new trend. Their purpose is to inform guests of an upcoming event.

Here are a few facts you may want to know if you have a special occasion coming up.

-They should be sent out 6-8 months before the event to give out of towners time to make travel arrangements

-The information needed is the date and location. The exact venue and times are not necessary. But you should include a sentence like “Invitation to follow”, so they know that more information will be coming.

-Many people also like to include hotel information or hotel options. It is also a good place to share your wedding website.

-They are only necessary for a destination event or if you are inviting a lot of guests from out of town. It is also a good idea to send them if your occasion falls around the holiday season.

-It is not necessary to send a save-the-date to everyone on your guest list . For instance, you do not need to send them to local guests. However, you MUST send an invitation to everyone who gets a save-the-date!

-They can be informal and do not need to match the theme or the invitation. Save-the-Dates can be cards, postcards, magnets or even CD’s. They can look like a passport or include engagement photos, so have fun with them!

Here are some really fun examples of the save-the-dates. Contact us if you would like to see more!

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