When To Send Out Your Wedding Save the Dates

Planning your Wedding is so much more easier when you know what to do and when to do it!

So in this post I’ll be sharing with you when to send out the Save the Dates for your Wedding…


First off, I should probably start off by answering the question – “What is a Wedding Save the Date?”.

A Save the Date is a small card that does exactly what it says on the ‘tin’ it simply asks your Guests to ‘save your Wedding date’!

It typically doesn’t contain much information, mainly your names, your Wedding date and a heading such as ‘Save the Date’, ‘Please Save our Date’, ‘We’re Getting Married or similar.

However, if you’re inviting a lot of overseas guests or you’re hosting a Destination Wedding you may also want to include the Country and/or City so that your guests can start to make travel plans.

So when should you send out your Save the Dates?

Aim to send out your Save the Dates at least 9 months ahead of your Wedding date if your Wedding falls on school holidays or special dates, such as Valentine’s Day, Christmas, New Years Eve etc.

This allows your Guests enough time to plan their holidays away, schedule any time off work and arrange any child care if necessary.

If your Wedding date falls on a regular day, you can aim to send out your Save the Dates 6 months ahead of your Wedding date.

TIP: If you’re having a Destination Wedding, aim to send out your Save the Dates 12-18 months ahead of your Wedding date. This allows your Guests adequate time to schedule time off work, arrange their flights and accommodation and any child care if necessary!

So now you know exactly what Save the Date Cards are and when you should be sending them out – do you think you’ll be sending them out to your guests?

Love, Leonie x

P.s. If you’re looking for Save the Dates, CLICK HERE to see how I can help…

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