Save the date ideas

Written by on 11th May, 2017

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Its becoming expected these days to send out ‘save the dates’, they will certainly help to ensure all your important guests can attend your wedding. It also gives people some notice to book time off work, or save up if it’s a destination wedding!

 

When should we send them?

Save the dates should be sent out 4-6 months before the wedding (6-8 months if it’s a destination wedding). The formal wedding invitations usually get sent 8 weeks before the wedding.

 

Can we email them?

Emailing is a great way to send 'save the dates' in a cost effective, easy and eco-friendly way. Check out Paperless Wedding who provide save the dates as well as invitations and wedding websites.

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 Image credit: Paperless Wedding

What information should we include?

Just the basics at this point so your names, the date and location.
It’s also good to include a bit at the bottom which says ‘formal invitation to follow’ so that people know that more information will be sent at a later date.

 

With so many creative 'save the dates' available we have put together our pick of the best from pinterest.

 

Pencil us in

Send your friends and family this unique 'pencil us in' save the date card to announce your wedding!

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Image credit: Camdeco

 

Chocolate

A witty and delicious 'Save the Date' chocolate lolly to announce the details of your special day in scrumptious style.

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Image credit: Bagstock and Bumble at Not on the High Street

 

Scratch Card

Announce your wedding date with these Scratch Off Save the Date Cards! Each card features three scratch away gold circles which hide your wedding date

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Image credit: Vanilla Retro

 

Old Photos

This save the date is sure to bring a smile to your guests faces

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Photo credit Unique Invites on Zazzle

 

Tea Towel

Your guests will love you for this one, a save the date that is practical and pretty!

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Image credit: Original Wedding Tea Towels

  

Cinema Ticket

A cinema ticket themed save the date card is perfect for couples who share a love of film or are following the vintage theme.

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Image credit: Yield Ink at Not on the High Street

 

Balloon

Get everyone in a party mood with this fun and interactive way to encourage your guests to save the date!

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Image credit: White Knot

 

Hope you liked a few of those ideas, Happy wedding planning!

 

Corrie x

 

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