You're engaged! Congratulations! You have booked your venue on your chosen wedding date to be married and have finally finished compiling your guest list.
The next question you might ask yourself is, "do I need to send out save the date cards or just go straight ahead and send out my wedding invitations?"
See below 4 reasons why you should send save the date cards, and 4 reasons why you could probably skip them.
It will give your guests the time to plan.For those that have children, they will have time to arrange for baby sitters and for those who have work commitments, they can schedule the time off.To avoid date clashes.Your guests will be able to "save the date" on their own personal calendars so they don't double book the weekend. Also you are able to secure your wedding date amongst your other engaged friends so your weddings don't clash.
Bonus - its a great way to get everyone excited (including yourself) for your big day!
All wedding guests should receive a save the dateIncluding your bridal party, parents, siblings and any plus 1's.
Don't include RSVP details or gift registry information on your save the date. Save all of this to be included in your invitations. All guests should still receive a wedding invitation, even if you have sent them a save the date and they verbally tell you that they are attending the wedding. They will still need all of the extra information such as times, addresses and RSVP cards to know everything you are planning
On your save the date card you must include Your names, the wedding date, the reception venue or specific destination (i.e. Sydney may be too broad, narrow it down to Darling Harbour, Sydney if you don't want to include the reception venue name). Also it is very important to note that a formal invitation will follow.
Think about what your guests need to know. Do they need to book travel and/or accommodation, or get time off work, or are your guests parents who will need to arrange for child minders because you are having a child free wedding. Think of everything that could be relevant to your guests when you send your save the date cards so you can include enough information to clearly state your wishes.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------I hope this was helpful with knowing if you should send save the date cards to your guests for your wedding. If you have any further questions about this topic or anything else regarding your wedding stationery - please dont hesitate to drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org as I am more than happy to help.
There is nothing more unsettling than planning your wedding and not knowing who will be there.
It’s one thing to invite your guests, its another trying to plan an entire wedding where nearly everything is based on your guest numbers.
This is why the RSVP card is nearly as important as the wedding invitation itself!
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