As a bride, one of the first things on your “to-do” list will be save-the-date cards and invitations. Both will help to set the theme of your wedding. Some things to consider before ordering save-the-date cards and invitations include: How far ahead of time do save-the-date cards go out? Do you want children at your wedding? How do you inform guests where you are registered?
Here are a few pointers for the invite-confused:
Save-the-date cards can be sent six months to a year advance. For destination weddings in particular, the more time you give your guests to plan, the more likely it is that they will be able to attend. Wording should be simple, covering the main points: the names of the bride and groom, the date and the location. Save-the-date cards should match your invitation style or wedding colors to keep the wedding theme consistent.
In the second part of this series, we will discuss invitation etiquette issues for adults-only weddings. You can subscribe to our blog here so you don’t miss out.
Gabby Cavalli, Colorado Wedding Planner
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