Save The Date Etiquette: Tips, Do’s & Don’ts

Save The Date Etiquette

One of the most magical things about weddings is having all of your family members, friends, and other loved ones gathered together in one place to celebrate your big day. Sending them a ‘save the date’ card is going to give your wedding guests a heads up about your upcoming nuptials and an opportunity to make the necessary travel plans and hotel arrangements, and ensure they don’t overextend themselves with other plans. ‘Save the date’ cards are also going to help you ensure everyone you love is standing with you on your big day.

If you’re having some trouble with wording your ‘save the date’ cards perfectly, we have prepared a complete guide for you.

Save the Date Wording: What to Cover

When you are deciding on what to write for your ‘save the date’ cards, there are several areas you’ll want to covered. Remember that ‘save the date’ cards should always be to-the-point and brief, but you can add a bit of playfulness on the top too. Here is what you absolutely need to include in your ‘save the date’ card and here is what you need to avoid including.


Save the date’ cards are a way to let your guests know you are, indeed, getting married and it gives them a but of time to keep your wedding date free on their calendars and to plan ahead. ‘Save the date’ card is a place to share the basics, not every detail of your day. So what should absolutely be included? Save the dates MUST have:

  • your and your fiancé’s names
  • the exact wedding date
  • the city and state where you will be saying “I do”
  • a notation letting guests know that a formal invitation is going to be in the mail soon


Since ‘save the date’ cards should convey just the essential information about your upcoming nuptials, you should save any additional information for your invitation suite and stick to the essentials. Here is what you should not include on your ‘save the date’ cards:

  • your venue name
  • the reception or ceremony time
  • registry information

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