the date cards are an American wedding tradition that is becoming
more popular here in the Emerald Isle. Sending out a save the date
works as a fleeting indication to your nearest and dearest to hold
that date in their calendar.
do we send them to?
your save the dates to the people you definitely want to attend our
wedding. The most important people such a close family and friends
should be top of your list for the save the dates. Theres no need to
send them to people that arent particularly important to the day such
as work colleagues or your parents friends. Make sure that is clearly
stated on the save the date card that it is not the formal invite and
that the invitation will soon follow.
should we send our save the dates?
your save the dates when the wedding date is set! As the only
information on the save the date card will be the fact that you and
your other half are getting married and that the invite will follow,
its possible to send them out before you have secured the reception
venue or finalised all the details. Sending them out around six to
eight months beforehand is perfect timing to whip up your guests
before they accept an invite to someone elses big day!
do we get them?
wedding invitation designer would be more than happy to help you
create your save the dates. As they are becoming popular in Ireland
in the last few seasons, many graphic designers will have a range of
templates to follow and ideas to share. If youre feeling creative
you can always take a stab at making your own, just ensure that they
are well done.
should they look like?
with your official invites, your save the date cards should follow
the theme of your wedding and give your guests an idea of what the
theme and dress code will be. Express a bit of your personality as a
couple. Use a quirky template or design and include a picture of the
two of you for the extra special touch. Work with your invites
designer to come up with the perfect design an use them as a sister
for official invites.