Wedding Wednesday: Save the Date

Last week I gave you a little timeline/guideline for your wedding stationery (click here.) Let’s address the first item on the list: Save the Date cards! Your wedding is {approximately} 9-12 months from now – I realize not everyone’s wedding will follow this window of time however, this is a great starting point for anyone.

{yellow Semikolon blank notebook $16, Lamy Al Star roller ball in Graphite $47, photo used in Save the Date card courtesy of Kelsy Neilson}

Depending on how far ahead you are in your planning, you may want to send out Save the Date cards to guests out of town or in other countries. If you are having a destination wedding, whether it was as far as Jasper, Hawaii, or Spain, you will want to give your guests plenty of time to plan accordingly. Even a weekend wedding at your family cabin could require about the same amount of notice as if you were inviting your guests to pack up for a week away in paradise. A Save the Date will require {at the very least} no more than your names, the month you are getting married, and the city/province you are getting married in (“Invitation to follow” is not needed, but can be added depending on your preference.) Adding a cute story to your card can really add to the theme of your wedding as well. The sample above uses a photo which is a nice way to put those engagement shots to use.

{grey Semikolon lined notebook $17}

 Not only is this Save the Date using a photo, it is also a postcard style incorporating a simple hand written message on the back from the Mr. and Mrs. to-be. No extra envelopes needed. Just add a stamp and pop it in the mail. If this isn’t your style, thankfully we do custom work! We can turn that postcard into a folded note card if you prefer. Tying in a photo is a great way to add your personal {couple} touch especially if you haven’t quite narrowed down your colours or theme yet. It’s nice to have your stationery pieces have an overall cohesive look, but it’s not completely mandatory either. If you’re having an informal backyard DIY wedding, having mismatched pieces may be just another contributing factor to the theme. Now for the ever popular question, “Do I really need to send out Save the Date cards?” The answer is, no. You don’t need to send them out, however it is a nice way to let your guests know that you have set a date and have been courteous to inform them with plenty of time. Plus, it will be their first look at your big day.. no pressure or anything!

My advice? {As if I haven’t already given you information overload, hey? But, that’s what I’m here for!} Click here to book an appointment with one of our Invitation Consultants to talk more about your Save the Date cards and get the process rolling.

Notably Yours,


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