Congratulations on your engagement! The wedding of your dreams will slowly, but surely, become a reality. It’s time to bring out the wedding checklist and tick each item with your fiancé.

One of the things you need to consider early on in your planning stage is sharing the news with your friends and family. Sending out save the dates is an excellent way to let them know that they will be a part of your beautiful celebration soon.

What Are Save the Dates?

A save the date is a pre-invitation that officially announces your wedding date to the people on your guest list. It allows them to mark their calendars and reserve that day. You may also include your wedding website, if any, so your guests will be in the loop.

What is the Best Save the Date?

There are several options for saving the dates, but the save the date magnets come out on top of the list. They have magnetic backing so guests can place it on their refrigerator doors. It is a surefire way to remind them of your wedding date.

When To Send ‘Save The Dates’ for Destination Weddings?

For a destination wedding, send the save the date magnets a year before you say, “I do.” It would provide your guests ample time to plan and save for your wedding. They can also get the best deals on flights and accommodation if they book months ahead.

When to Send ‘Save the Dates’ for Local Weddings?

For local weddings, four to six months would be an excellent notice period. Just send the formal invitation as soon as possible.

For both kinds of weddings, consider the seasonal events that may affect the mailing of your save the dates. Avoid sending them during Christmas, Easter, or Valentine’s season, if possible. It will prevent your mail from getting lost with the large volume posted during these times.

What Do I Need to Include on the Save the Date?

As soon as you get engaged, schedule an engagement photoshoot. Your favorite photo may be included in your save the date. Aside from the exact wedding date and time, add the general location (town or city), especially for destination weddings. A wedding website is also a piece of great information to share. It will keep your guests posted on the events leading to your wedding and allow them to explore the bridal registry.

The design of your save the date magnet must be consistent with your wedding theme as well. It would also put your guests in the mood as they anticipate your wedding. Also, don’t forget to add a notice that a formal invitation will follow.

Who Should Receive Save the Dates?

Before sending out your save the dates, make sure that you have finalized your guest list. Everyone on the list must receive one, even those who have already confirmed verbally. Bear in mind that both of your families and members of the bridal party get their own save the date magnets as it can become a precious keepsake for your loved ones.

Spread hope and joy with your save the date. It’s a heartwarming reminder for your guests that love is indeed all around.