You’re engaged: Mazel Tov! Congratulations! Now, let’s celebrate. Though your wedding day will undoubtedly be the crowning event of much anticipation and planning, a day you and your future husband will never forget, the events leading up to it can be just as exciting. Well, almost.
You’ve set a date, now you need to let your potential wedding guests know to pencil it in as well. Send your save the dates at least three months before the wedding. These notices should advise family and friends of your wedding plans and allow them to take your wedding date into consideration when making their own plans.
Save the dates may be sent to all guests. However, it’s especially important for out-of-town guests to receive them in order to better plan their travel. Keep in mind: If you send save the dates only to your out-of-town guests, who in turn speak to your in-town guests, then your in-town guests might think they are not going to be invited to your wedding.
Save the dates are also sent when a number of overseas guests are invited, or when a wedding is held in a resort area (since guests might like to plan a vacation around your wedding).
Traditionally, Save the dates are small, heavy ecru or white cards and are mailed in an envelope. They do not necessarily need to match the wedding invitation.