Today we’re talking all about how to send save the dates.
First of all, you’re gonna want to start with your save the day, it’s about six months out before the wedding, if you’re planning a destination wedding or a weekend-long affair you might even consider sending you’re save the dates out eight months in advance, this gives plenty of time for your guests to be able to plan their trip.
But also not too much time to where they actually forget, because it’s been so long your save the date should include your names your wedding date, and the location at least the city and state of where you’re getting married.
You’re also going to want to include the wording formal invitation, to follow this will make sure that nobody gets confused and thinks that you sent them a wedding invitation, and just forgot to put the time in the location on, it only sin save the dates to people that you actually want to be invited.
Don’t overdo it on your guest, count sending save the dates to a bunch of people that you don’t expect to come because they might surprise you and actually show up on your wedding day.
Don’t max out your guest count also, if somebody’s invited to a bridal shower or an engagement party, they’re probably going to be expecting to see a save the date or an invitation, as well be clear with how you address the envelopes according to who is invited.
So for example, if you want an adults-only affair, don’t put the Johnson family on your save the date envelope you’re gonna want to address the envelope to only the guests that are invited, so in this case, you would put Mr. and Mrs. Johnson, or if you know Mr. Johnson’s full name bonus points for adding that and being a little more formal additionally this is the perfect time to address the whole plus-one situation, if your guest list is just getting maxed out and you have to choose who’s allowed to bring a plus-one an easy way, to cut it off is to only allow married or engaged couples to bring a guest, or you might make some exceptions for couples that live together but are not married or engaged either way.
When somebody gets an envelope to an event, they’re supposed to look at the cover to see who it’s addressed to if it’s addressed to your, let’s say Mr. Johnson and guests that lets Mr. Johnson know he can bring a plus-one if it’s only addressed to mr. Johnson, he should understand wedding etiquette and know he’s the only person invited.
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