Announcing Your Wedding: Save the Date Wording Essentials

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Announcing Your Wedding: Save the Date Wording Essentials

You’re engaged! Now is the time to dive right into planning your special day. No special occasion is complete without having the people you love surround you, which is why you need to properly invite (and excite) them. In this article, we’ll discuss save-the-date wording and get those save-the-date cards ready to be sent out.

Save the date wording etiquette

Save-the-date cards are sent before the actual wedding invitation. So, there’s no need to include all the details about your celebration in them. In fact, the point of these is to give your guests a heads-up about your upcoming affair. Therefore, you should keep the wording short, simple, and straight to the point.

When it comes to what you should include in your save-the-date wedding cards, there isn’t really much to focus on. However, this doesn’t mean you should be careless about it. Here are the things your physical or online save-the-date card should include:

  • Your names
  • Your wedding date
  • Location (city, state)
  • Wedding website (if you have one)
  • ‘Invitation to follow’ wording

When should you send your save-the-date card?

Apart from figuring out the save-the-date wording, you also need to be aware of the right time to send them. Generally speaking, couples send these as soon as they know the information they need to include in it. This is approximately three to four months before the big date, although you can send them as early as six months before your event takes place

Save the date card wording examples

Choose wording on your save-the-date that sets the tone for the event. Is your event casual, formal, or exotic? Choose wording to reflect your wedding vibe and set the tone for the event. Here are some fun examples:

Save the date
for the wedding of
Juliet Parker & Robin McBride
Sunday, the sixteenth of May
Woodside, CA
Invitation to follow

We set a date!
Saturday, June 14th 2026
Please join us in Napa, CA
John Crop & Julie Smith

We said yes.
Linda & Brian
Friday, November 16th 2026
Join us in Maui, HI
Invitation to follow.

Kindly save the date for our wedding ceremony and celebration.
Judith & Nelson
Join us in Cabo San Lucas
July 15th & 16th 2027

Create a save the date card

Although some may prefer to send save-the-date cards by mail, consider online save-the-date cards. Sending by email or text message is easy, quick, cost-effective, and an environmentally friendly choice. Sendo has a gorgeous collection of save-the-date cards to choose from. If you can’t find the perfect design to match your wedding theme, our design team will create a custom design for you.

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Jennifer Sitko Skarakis, a graphic designer and design enthusiast, is the founder of Sendo Invitations and editor of The Sendo Blog.

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