(Closed) What to Put on Save the Dates?

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
560 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I sent out a postcard, so the front had a photo, date, and city and the back had a small message and our website link.

Post # 4
4439 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

We did a postcard too, the front had a picture of us and said “names, date, city, formal invitation to follow.”

I wish I would have added our website but at the time we sent the STD out it wasn’t up and running yet.

Also, if guets need to plan ahead because it’s destination or during a busy time in a touristy location some people include accomodation information or you could say something about checking the wedding website for accomodation and other info.

Post # 5
11233 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

That’s what we put on ours (also from VistaPrint)! “Save the date,” names, date, city/state, and wedding website. ETA: It also says “Invitation to follow.”

Post # 7
650 posts
Busy bee

Oh thank you ladies I am soon in the process of sending out the STD’s too and your replies were also helpful to me too.

I also need to start working on that website

Post # 8
6222 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

I put our date, our names, and our wedding website. It also included a bunch of other information, but only about us as a couple, not about the wedding. I figured that everyone can get everything else on the website. If I weren’t having it close to home, I would put the city, too

Post # 9
7901 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

Names, date, general location (i.e. city, state).

The less information the better. That leaves you free to change things up. You are trying to get a very simple point across, so let it be simple.

(and a website if applicable)

Post # 10
3368 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Our postcards just said “Halsey and Josh are getting married. Save the date, august 4, 2013. Lincoln City Oregon.”

The magnets that got sent with them had a calendar that I designed with a heart over the day of the wedding, and then our wedding website.  

Post # 11
60 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@inky_1:  I bought that groupon and I ordered my save the dates last night, along with a bride shirt that I created on vistaprint…I could not decide so I created two different save the dates…and my shirt has “future Mrs. Wirt”
and the wedding date in my wedding colors. You can spend hours creating differnet looks. Good Luck.,,,

Post # 12
6123 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@inky_1:  Is the venue actually booked?  You said you know where it will be, but Save-The-Date Cards go out after it’s actually booked (to avoid any future messy issues).


Here’s what I did!

Last line read http://www.myweddingwebsite.com (I actually removed the real webaddress from the photo below).  I had done a ton of work on the website prior, but things were still up in the air like the actual ceremony time, etc.  It at least had the basics people needed to know.


Then a cute photo of us with the Tetons.

That wedding was actually cancelled 4 months before the big day (my dad was terminally ill and died on June 1st sadly).

Post # 13
506 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Oh thanks so much all. I need to start putting out STD’s (hehe still 13) together and I was at a total loss since I am always get sent magnets with their faces and the wedding date as opposed to an actual paper product. 

Post # 14
506 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@sienna76:  So sorry for your loss. I think it’s incredibly romantic that you two eloped after what must have been a difficult summer. Best.

Post # 16
883 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

date, location of wedding, and I added my telephone # and email address if anyone had any questions.


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