Send your out-of-town guests save-the-date cards four to six months before the wedding so they can plan accordingly, and then send all your invites (local and out-of-towners) at least eight weeks prior to your wedding date.
Learn the ins and outs of e-save-the-dates before clicking “send.”
Can you send save the date via email?
One of the main reasons to email your save-the-date is convenience—traditional save-the-date cards require ordering, proofing, printing, waiting for delivery, addressing, applying postage, and mailing through the US Postal Service, all of which can take weeks, if not a month or more.
Does Save the Date mean you’re invited?
Once someone receives their save-the-date, they will assume they are invited to your wedding and you can’t un-invite them months later when you send out the official invitations. That means your initial guest list will have to be your permanent one.
When should you send out save the date cards?
For a destination wedding, it is customary to mail save the dates 8 to 12 months in advance. For a local affair, send save the dates 4 months in advance. Follow your save the dates with your formal invitations about 8 weeks before the wedding.
Do you have to put formal invitation to follow on a Save the Date?
You can include the phrase “formal invitation to follow” or “invitation to follow,” but it isn’t a must. Don’t forget to include your wedding website-if you’re going to create one, it’s best to launch it in time for the save-the-date.