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Save The Date: Yay or Nay?

One of the questions we get asked most by our couples is whether or not they should be sending out aSave The Date.Do they need to send one out? If so, when does a Save The Date go out? And what should it look like?  A Save The Date sets the tone for your wedding and gets everyone excited for the big day - and it doesn’t have to be expensive! If your guest list is on the smaller side, you can easily forego sending out a Save The Date and instead just contact your guests directly to let them know of the date. Then, send out your invites around the 10-12 week mark. This will give your guests time to finalize their plans.

Another important deciding factor in sending a Save The Date is that this gives your out of town guests an opportunity to start making plans for accommodations. When you send out your Save The Date, be sure to add details like the venue and link to your wedding website where all other info can be found.

We live by our motto of keeping things simple. Sometimes a Save The Date will have to go out before you have chosen your invitations. If this is the case, we recommend choosing a Save The Date that is simple and classic in design so that no matter what you choose for your invite, it will coordinate seamlessly.

Below are a few of our favourites we have picked out from our vendor partner Basic Invite:

Modern: If you’ve got an awesome shot from your engagement session or just a real cute pic of you and your to be, this is a great option.

Typography: This design is dreamy yet simple.

Design: A simple penwork graphic that is elegant and delicate.

Black & White: It’s easy to integrate this classic design into any invitation suite.

Ideally you are going to want to send a Save The Date around 6 months prior to the day of your wedding. You are always able to send them out earlier but try not to send them out later than 4 months before the day of because that’s when your invites should be going out!

We want to make it even easier for you to pick the perfect save the date so we are extending our special Basic Invite discount to you to use at any time!