Congratulations – you said yes this holiday season! You are ready to start a new chapter with your soulmate. Now, the fun truly begins - planning for the best day of your lives!
After you select the perfect venue and date for your big day, it’s time to send a save-the-date to future wedding guests. Whether your style is classic, rustic or unique, your save-the-dates should be special for you two, drumming up plenty of excitement for this beautiful time in your lives!
From etiquette and advice to style ideas, we’ve got everything you need to know about save-the-dates and announcing your wedding.
The Basics: Do’s and Don’ts
You may be unsure of how, when or to whom you should send save the date announcements.
According to The Knot, save the dates should be sent six to eight months before your wedding, and mailed to anyone and everyone who is on your guest list, including the wedding party. This timeline gives guests plenty of opportunities in advance to make travel arrangements and free up their schedules.
You’ll want to include the most important details: your names, date, location and a wedding website, if you have one! Add a message that a formal invitation will follow in the months leading up to the big day.
Onto the exciting part! Your save-the-date is ready to be designed. Some couples love using their engagement photos in a sweet postcard or tri-fold; others like to add something special with takeaway items, such as magnets, calendar stickers and more.
Your save-the-date should reflect you and your spouse-to-be. Don’t worry if you haven’t decided on colors or wedding themes just yet. This is the perfect time to test out different designs and find which fits best for the two of you!
Need some inspiration and ideas? Check out some of these save-the-date styles – and don’t forget to pin some of your favorite designs!
Rustic and Romantic
Rustic save-the-dates can include elements of woodgrain texture, lace, twine and burlap, perfect for the romantic couple at heart. These design ideas are great if you are envisioning an outdoor, nature-inspired or barn wedding.
Nautical and Beachy
Fit for a trip down the shore, nautical and beachy save-the-dates are perfect for the couple who loves to be by the waves. Utilizing nautical colors and ocean-inspired designs, this style is great for weddings by the sea or paradise destination wedding weekends.
Watercolor is becoming a design of choice for the newly engaged. It can be used with sleek, bold colors and types, or with romantic floral elements.
Here at Art Paper Scissors Design, we help bring your dream wedding stationery to life. From save the dates to wedding invitations to thank you cards and everything in between, we can capture your wedding’s vision and look.