Save the Date Etiquette
When do I send save the date cards?
Six months before the big day (eight if you’re having a destination wedding) it’s customary to send your guests a little head’s up. Good manners suggest that you include the location (city and state) with your wedding, which Mixbook cleverly incorporates into the design.
How do I address my save the dates?The address should clearly state exactly who you’re going to invite:
Mr. Ronald Black
Great Auntie Gertrude Gibbons and her little dog, Wonkers.
What do I include in my cards?
Etiquette requires that you send a wedding invitation to anyone who receives a Save the Date, so make sure your list is complete before mailing anything. A note on your Save the Date card can let guests know that their invitation is to follow.
Am I forgetting anything?
Have fun with your save the date cards! It’s not as formal as the invitation so use the leeway to express yourself and what your vision for the big day may be.