Save the Date Postcards
What Are Save The Date Postcards?
Save The Date postcards, are like a pre-invite to a wedding, and they are usually sent anywhere from 6 months to a year before the actual wedding. This is in contrast to wedding invitations that are typically sent sooner than 6 months before. Save the Date are also typically much less detailed than a formal invite. Save the Date postcards give your guests plenty of time to clear their schedules so that attending the wedding won’t be a problem. They also give them the opportunity to opt out of attending the wedding well in advance, making it easier to make a realistic projected headcount for the occasion.
What to put on Save the Date cards:
- 1. The names of the engaged couple. The bride-to-be’s name is typically first, though you can use any order you wish.
- 2. The words “Save the Date.” Similar announcements and phrases can be used.
- 3. The planned wedding date. A month rather than a specific date is fine if the Save the Date postcard is sent well before the wedding. Specific dates can be added later to the formal invitations.
- 4. Wedding venue. Just the state, or city is fine if the specific venue is yet to be finalized. This should be added to the formal invitations later.
- 5. The words “Formal Invitation to Follow” or “Invitation to Follow.” This is to indicate that a more detailed formal invite will be sent later.
3 Tips for Making Unforgettable Save the Date Postcards:
- 1. Use a meaningful theme. It’s best to have unique Save the Date ideas, but never lose sight of what’s important. Arbitrary or trendy themes aren’t necessarily bad, but most people are only married once in their lives, so it makes things a bit more special if the theme means something to the couple.
- 2. Hire a real designer. You don’t want to skimp on this part. Of course, you can design your own Save the Date postcards or DIY Save the Date postcards as a draft or proof of concept. But you’ll want a good graphic designer to take care of the final touches in any case. We’ve seen way too many amateur designs that ruined the message the couple was trying to convey. A good designer will be able to take your theme and help you create stunning Save the Date postcards your guests will love.
- 3. Choose a professional printing company. This is not a project you want to make on your home printer. First off, your wedding is a special occasion, and it pays off to have such an important project done correctly. Lastly, a professional printer will have resources and services such as templates, proofing, and other kinds of technical support that will make it easier to produce Save the Date cards that are unforgettable for all the right reasons.
Have a wedding coming up? Print Save the Date postcards today.