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Save the Date: Cards and Postage for Your Wedding

Updated on June 17, 2021
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Mickie Gee is a retired librarian and a grandmother. She knows a little bit about a lot of topics. Life experiences are wonderful.

Announce Your Wedding Plans with Save the Date cards!

Let everyone (or a chosen few) know about your upcoming nuptials with personalized cards. Send save-the-date cards!

The newest rage is the "Save the Date" Magnet! Hard to lose these reminders for your wedding date!

Below you will find suggestions for the "why and how" of sending this newest trend in weddings.

The vintage cupid shown here is used my me in my Zazzle Shop on a "Save the Date" card. I cannot use it as postage because he is not wearing any pants! It is a rule--honest!

NOTE: this is a "legacy page" and was written several years ago, but most of the information is still timely. You are welcome to keep reading and perhaps visit my Zazzle Shop to make use of this cute cupid to "Save Your Date".

Save the date on Flickr
Save the date on Flickr

Why and When to send a "Save the Date" card?

Consider it a pre-invitation to the wedding.

One of the hottest wedding trends is the use of "save the date" announcements. These "Save the Date" announcements are a "pre-invitation" that a couple sends out 4-6 months before the wedding.

Sending Save the Date Cards:

These cards are totally optional. However, these cards (or magnets or postcards) can be important under some circumstances. For example, if you are getting married during the summer, over a holiday weekend, or far away from many of your guests (as in a "destination wedding"), you should definitely send save the date cards so you can get those guests before they make any other plans.

You might also choose to send save the date cards to only a select few on your "invite list". For example,s best friend, your parents and anyone you see daily is unlikely to forget that you are getting married and when. Guests who live out of town, who travel a great deal for their job or who you don't see frequently may benefit from receiving a "save the date" card.

(Image from Flickr using a creative commons search)

How to "Word" Your "Save the Date" Cards:

Can be used for magnets, too!

There are no hard and fast rules for wording a "Save The Date" card. One guideline is that the wording should reflect the tone (ie. formal, traditional, destination beach!) of the ceremony.

No matter the tone, the cards need to include some basic information:

1. the names of the bride and groom (of course!)

2. the date of the wedding (make those reservations, you guys!)

3. the city and state where the wedding will be held. (handy when making those reservations.)

Here are two wording examples for your cards (or magnets):

More A More Formal Wedding--

Miss (Your first and last name) and Mr. (his first and last name)

respectfully request that you reserve

the date of June 30, 2007

for their wedding in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Formal Invitation to Follow

For A More Casual Wedding--

Because (put your first names here) want all of their friends and family with them

on their wedding day,

please Save the Date of June 30, 2012.

The big event will be held in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Invitation to Follow

Save The Date Printable Magnets, 50 ct Gartner Studios
Save The Date Printable Magnets, 50 ct Gartner Studios
A magnet for the fridge makes this announcement hard to lose!

This content was accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge at the time of publication but may be out of date. The information contained in this article may not reflect current policies, laws, technology, or data.

© 2010 Mickie Gee


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