Sending save the date cards is a great idea to remind guests and avoid anyone booking a holiday on your chosen date. But, there are some easy errors you can make when creating them. Make sure to avoid these 6 mistakes when you’re sending out your wedding reminders.
6 Mistakes of Sending Save the Date Cards
Sending Them too Late
The earlier you can notify guests of the date of your wedding, the better. That gives them all the more opportunity to book the time off work, confirm hotel reservations and so on.
Not Making it Personal
Your save the date invitation doesn’t have to exactly match your colour scheme or wedding theme – you may not even know what it is at this stage. Just make it personal to you and your husband to be to ensure your guests will never forget your chosen date! Perhaps a photobooth picture of you both? Or you with your pets? Whatever immediately says ‘us’ will be fine.
Not Including Plus Ones
If you know that you want one of your guests to bring a plus one at this stage, add this to your save the date card. It will help them to arrange hotel bookings, transport and so on, the earlier they know the better.
Not Saying the Location
Although you may not know the exact venue yet, try to decide on a destination and include this on your save the date cards, especially if it’s going to be abroad. If you’ve always lived in London and you send a save the date, people may assume that’s where you’re getting hitched – but that may not be the case.
Sending a Save the Date Card but not an Invitation
Think carefully before sending out save the dates because they have to go to people that you are actually going to invite to the wedding. You can’t send a save a date to someone who you might only invite to the wedding reception at a later date.
Making it too Obscure
Save the date cards give you the opportunity to be creative and fun, but don’t go too over the top. The most important thing is that the main information like your names, the date and location are clear.