Wedding Save the Date Etiquette

Save the dates are the casual cousin of wedding invitations, but there are still a few guidelines to follow. Thankfully, wedding save the date etiquette isn’t nearly as complicated as wedding invitation etiquette, and you can still have a lot of fun with it.

After you’ve selected your venue, set your date, built your guest list, and collected your guests’ addresses, you’re ready to get the word out and give your guests a firm date to attach to your wedding.

Even if you don’t have every wedding detail figured out, let your family and friends know when and where you’re getting married so they can start booking flights and hotels, asking for time off work and making plans to throw down some cash for your wedding gifts.

(And you get to share your engagement photos, so it’s a win for all involved. People eat this stuff up.)

Whether you send a Save the Date by mail or digitally, include the following information:

  • Your names
  • Your wedding date
  • Ceremony and reception locations
  • Wedding website URL

By following the basic wedding save the date etiquette, you’ll ensure that your guests get all the info they need in the time they need to prepare for your big day!