Etiquette Tips for Sending Out Your Wedding Save-the-Dates
You want your wedding day to be the happiest one of your life and for every little detail, from the floral arrangements to your save-the-dates
, to be absolutely perfect. With Shutterfly, you can easily personalize your save-the-date cards and get them out in the mail in plenty of time. While we make things simple, following proper etiquette for these cards can be a little bit tougher.
As you start to customize your save-the-date cards
, it’s a good idea to follow these basic etiquette guidelines:
- Generally speaking, you should plan on sending out your save-the-dates about six months prior to your big day. If you’re planning a destination wedding, get your cards in the mail eight months before your wedding.
- Only send out these cards to the people you definitely want to attend your wedding.
- Include as much specific information about your wedding as you can, but remember that it’s okay if you don’t know everything yet.
Keep in mind that while your wedding dates can be personalized to match your wedding invitations
and theme, they’re much less formal. Feel free to play with motifs, fonts, and colors to get your relatives and friends excited about your wedding day.
Even though the details of your wedding day might be a bit vague at this point, you need to be clear about exactly who’s invited to your wedding when you send out your save-the-dates. As you address your cards, include the names of the people you actually want attending on the envelope. This will prevent situations with assumed invitees and confusion in general.
While it’s a good idea to stick to these etiquette guidelines as you personalize your save-the-dates, especially where your guest list is concerned, don’t let them bog you down. Remember to have fun with the customization process and take the time to explore all of the design options we have to offer.
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"I absolutely loved the save the dates. They showed up a week early. They're very thick and durable, surprisingly much so even. They just look fantastic; absolutely beautiful!! :D"
June 22, 2015Perfect for our cocktail party wedding
"I was looking for something different because we are having a cocktail party as a reception. I thought it was a great idea and they were super cute coasters"
June 8, 2015Cute Idea
"Recently purchased in Cream. I really love it! The only thing that is disappointing is the gold part is not metallic but just printed gold. Still looks good but would be better with actual foil. But Overall we love it!"
May 10, 2015Clever idea!
"Love this idea for a save the date! Printing was quick and customer service was helpful and easy to work with! I was so excited to get these, and they exceeded my expectations!"
April 20, 2015Perfect!
"These cards are absolutely gorgeous. The print is just delicate enough and the card stock was sturdy. I have gotten tons of compliments on them and am seriously considering purchasing the matching suite."