Your wedding day will be one of the most memorable experiences of a couple’s life. It takes time, patience, blood, sweat and tears, but after the numerous days of planning, the outcome is one perfect day. One planning necessity is sending out save the dates, a very beneficial task for every wedding. Typically, a few months after getting engaged, and a couple settles on a date and secures a venue, they send out save the date alerts. Here are some tips for why you want to send out those alerts and some ideas to help the happy couple along the way.

Gives guests advance notice

If your wedding date falls around any holidays or if it is a destination wedding, save the date alerts gives your guests ample time to prepare their calendars. Traveling guests need time to book airfare and seek hotel accommodations during their stay for your wedding. If your guests have kids and the wedding is ‘adults only’, they need plenty of time to find sitters.

Gives plenty of time to send invitations

Friends and family wait around for months for that wedding invitation, but wedding invites get sent out, roughly, six to eight weeks before the wedding. Save the dates get sent out four to six months before the wedding, even earlier if the wedding is farther away than a local venue.

Good way to use engagement photos

Every couple takes engagement photos which you can display around your home, put in the guest book on the wedding day, or at rehearsal dinners for a photo montage. Another great way to give the guests a sneak peek is putting some of your beautifully done engagement photos on your save the date alerts. The guests will get excited to see what is to come.

Collecting addresses

Every wedding has a guest list. Save the date alerts is a great way to start collecting everyone’s email addresses, if you want to send out electronic save the dates, and mailing addresses, if you want to send them via mail. Sending save the dates by both email and mail ensure proper notice. Guests can save your wedding date by using their calendar on their phones by email and they can keep the mailed one as a memento.

Let’s guests know they’re invited

With save the dates, it makes it clear to your guests who is invited to your wedding. You can generate your guest list early by sending out alerts.

Save the Date Designs

Save the date styles tells your guests a lot about the theme of your wedding. Whether its elegant, with ball gowns and black tie by using foil-pressed save the dates, or if it’s a rustic, country themed wedding by sending out printed drink coasters. The save the dates sends out the vibe to everyone.




Postcard save the dates are the most common to send out. They are small, usually 4×6, sometimes a little bigger or a little smaller. The good thing about postcard style is you don’t need envelopes and postcard stamps are cheaper. Liven up your save the dates postcard with a beautiful engagement photo expressing your excitement for the future wedding.







Love Story Timeline



The love story style gives your guests a short and sweet idea on how long you and your significant other have known one another. It’s a cute way to entertain your guests with your love story. Keeping it short makes for a quick read so your guests won’t stop reading your save the date alert.








Monogram save the dates has a very modest design. It is used by many couples who want a simple and straight to the point style. Add some color to the design of your monogram alerts, so it doesn’t show plain black and white. Floral is a great addition to any monogram style.








Destination Boarding Pass


A destination wedding is a beautiful idea for any wedding. A place that brings back memories from a memorable childhood experience, or a place where you met your significant other. Wherever your destination wedding is, sending out boarding pass save the dates is a perfect way to start off your destination wedding right. It also lets your guests know in plenty of time to make accommodations.





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