3 good reasons to mail a “Save the Date” to your wedding guests


To send or not to send a “Save the Date”  announcement is always a hot topic with couples. With the advantages of social media, we are able to get the word out of an engagement or wedding with a few clicks of a mouse. But there is something to be said for the traditional approach, and possibly something to make your mom proud!  I have chosen the top 3 reasons why I think sending a “Save the Date” announcement is an absolute must when planning your wedding.

Location, Location, Location

Are you planning a destination wedding, or maybe a long three day weekend wedding?  Or perhaps planning a holiday wedding?  If you said “yes” to any of those three possibilities then you absolutely must send a “Save the Date” to your guests. This is especially necessary when you want certain people beyond your wedding party to be present.  Guests will need to prepare for a trip, reserve a hotel or take time off from work to be present on your wedding day.

Testing, Testing… A, B

This is a great opportunity to confirm accurate addresses on your guest list making sure they are all correct before sending out your invitations.  It also conveniently gives you an idea if any guests currently on your “A” list are not able to make it, affording an opportunity to add guests from your “B” list.  

Mom always said to use good manners

One of the most important things is to be as courteous as possible to your guests from the get go. Being cordial can go a long way.  Notifying your family and friends in advance with a “Save the Date” builds anticipation for the delivery of that fantastic wedding invitation in the mail.

“Save the Date” announcements are never just for announcing location weddings.  If you are considering to announce your engagement in a special way or to give your family and friends a heads up that you want to celebrate with them, a formal save the date in the mail is the way to go and I would love to chat with you more about the fun options that we can send your Save the Date out to your guests, contact me for more information.

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