What To Include (And Leave Out) When Writing A Save The Date Message | Uncustomary

Most couples spend between 13 and 18 months planning their wedding. Between booking a venue and buying a dress, smaller details like save the date cards can get put on the back burner. 

But they’re an important part of the wedding process. 

That’s why I’ve put together this guide about what you should (and shouldn’t) include when writing a save the date message. 

Let’s get started!

Your Names 

First and foremost, you need to include your name and the name of your fiance.

Don’t make the mistake of leaving out your maiden name. This might confuse some of your guests, and you save the date won’t do any good if your guests don’t recognize who you are. 

The Date of Your Wedding 

You can’t have a save the date card without a date. 

The purpose of this card is to give your guest plenty of time to write the date of your wedding down in their calendars. Since the date is the main focus of your card, make sure you write it where your guests will notice it. If you’re planning a wedding that’ll last more than one day, such as a destination wedding, make sure you include all the important dates. 

But you don’t need to write the exact times of the wedding. Depending on your circumstances, you might not even know the exact time yet anyway. 

Your Wedding Location

Your save the date card should have the city, state, and country of your wedding. This is especially important if you are planning to hold your wedding in a different country. 

However, you don’t need to include the exact location of your wedding. Again, you might not even have a venue picked out yet. 

The basic location information will be enough to let your guests know how far they have to travel and make plans accordingly. 

Your Wedding Website 

Your wedding website will have all the details of your wedding, so it’s an important piece of your save the date card. It gives your guests the ability to learn more about you and your spouse and understand what type of wedding you will have. 

But leave the details on the website. 

You don’t have to include anything about the style of your wedding or the attire specifics on this card. That can come later. 

A Note About a Formal Invite 

Make sure you add a note at the end of your save the date letting your guests know that they’ll receive a formal invitation later. This will let them know to expect more details about your wedding at a later date. 

That’s How to Write a Save the Date Message 

Now that you know what to include in your save the date message, you can start mailing your cards out to your guests. 

But before you commit to loving your spouse for the rest of your life, it’s important to learn how to love yourself. Do you want to read more about self-love?

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