Congratulations! You’ve been able to book your perfect wedding venue and now you can move on to the next step – informing your guests. Sending out save the dates is a great way to get an initial head count on who may be able to attend, and make sure that your friends and family put your big day on their calendar and plan around it. We often see brides who tend to make save the date faux pas, so let us help you with these simple tips.
Include the Location
Especially if you’re inviting people from out of town, or even in town, including the location is essential on the save the date. This allows your guests to plan for travel time in advance.
If you have guests that you know will be bringing a plus one, go ahead and let them know now. That way they can plan for their travel as well.
We hear all too often of brides that couldn’t decide on their invitation suite so their save the dates went out too late. Getting out these notes as early as possible will ensure that all of your friends and family can make it.
Even if your save the dates don’t match your wedding colors or exactly match your invitations, do something that instantly says “us” to your guests.
Sending a Save the Date – But Not an Invite
If you have some people on your invitation lists that are ‘maybes,’ don’t include them in your save the date mailings. These are the people you invite with your second round of invitations after you’ve already gotten back your first round of ‘regrets.’