Since so many people are getting engaged this time of year, we wanted to share some save the date card etiquette and some of the newest save the date cards from Wedding Paper Divas.
After you are engaged, one exciting step along the wedding planning process is your engagement photo session. It is great to have an engagement photo shoot because it allows you to get to know your photographer better, bask in all your love, and the photos are perfect for a photo save the date card or save the date magnet.
After you are engaged and have shared the news with your close friends and family it is time to send out your save the dates. These are sent out in advance to notify for your guests of the upcoming wedding and give them time to make travel plans, especially if you are planning a destination wedding or holding the wedding on a holiday weekend.
You should send your save the date cards around 6 months before your wedding and if it is a destination wedding around 8 months prior to the wedding.
Since you are sending the save the date before the wedding invitation you have the opportunity to be fun and informal, even if your wedding is going to be a formal event. This is the chance to show your true personality and creativity and have some fun along the way!
The most important thing to remember about a save the date card is that it shows your guests they will also be receiving a wedding invitation and will be invited at a later date. Etiquette states you cannot send a save the date card to someone and then not invite them to the wedding. Make sure you have time to work on your guest list before sending out these cards so no one will need to be “uninvited.” If you are not completely sure who will be on your guest list you can send your save the date cards to only your very close friends and family that will be attending for sure and later on send the wedding invitations to the other guests. This will ensure you are not committing yourself to any but your most important guests.
Here are some of the newest save the date cards from Wedding Paper Divas. Which one is your favorite?
Bridgewater Farm provided an amazing setting for our Oct. 19th wedding for Shane and Shayna. Can’t hurt to have a beautiful bride and handsome groom either….. cozy sitting areas, amazing farm tables and flowers in a range of pinks to peaches. Dessert buffet and bistro lights for evening…what a lovely wedding!
what a great color combo
she and he cornhole toss
yummy apricot jam favors
What an elegant setting for the weddingcake! The bridal party looked like a magazine ad-gorgeous and the details matched. The elegant chairs and table settings made this wedding truly a combination of elegance and country
What an amazing setting for a wedding…beautiful back yard overlooking Pasatiempo golf course and in the distance-the Santa Cruz Beach boardwalk and the sparkling Pacific ocean! An elegant buffet was provided by Feast for a King catering and the guests danced the night away to the Cheeseballs!
What a beautiful day for a wedding. Crystal clear blue skies and a steady 75 degrees in Sunny Soquel. A perfect day for Jess and Tyler’s wedding. So many beautiful touches from the antique milk bottles holding the flowers on the tables to this collage of photos of the two of them done by her […]
The hills and farmlands of Corralitos make a gorgeous backdrop for this July 27th wedding of locals Robin Bella and James Connery. Dad grew the Dahlias for the tables and also the apples inside the carmel apple favors! Not all Dad’s are up for that one
Felton Guild has become a charming spot for weddings. It’s been around forever but the new owners are really giving it a face lift and it has become quite a magestic setting for a wedding. This June day was perfect in Felton for weather. Not too hot, not too cold. The evening had a slight […]