Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Do I Need to "Save the Date"?

Save the Dates have continued to be a growing trend in the wedding and event industry. They are a courtesy to your guests, to tell them to mark their calendars and be sure not to miss the date!
Although save the dates are nice to send, they are not always necessary. There are a few cases, however, when save the dates are more necessary than not. Number one, if you are having a destination wedding. This is almost a must, as guests need to be able to make travel arrangements and book hotels. Number two, if you are having a lot of guests from out of town, and not a lot of people know about the wedding already. These two instances will help give your guests more time to plan their trips out, and won't have to leave things until the last minute.

Here are some things you should include on your save the date:
You and your fiance's name. Your guests need to know who they are saving the date for right? ;o)
The date of the event. Of course, this is why its a save the date!
The location of the event. Usually the city and state will do just fine unless you want to include the venue, but that usually goes on the invitation.
Your website, should you have one. These are so handy in this day and age when you have a lot of information to convey to your guests.

All in all, save the dates are not really necessary, unless your situation falls under one of the two mentioned above. Remember, if you don't need to have save the dates, you can always put the money you would spend on the save the dates towards something else in your wedding, like invitations. ;o)

Picture Credits: Save the dates by Zenadia Design. Available on etsy.

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