Everything you need to know about wedding invitations. Part 1 – Save the Date Cards


Your save-the-date wording doesn’t have to be anything formal. This is the time you can let your fun side shine through. Remember to keep it short and sweet and the important details are a MUST. Date, location, and who is getting married are critical pieces of information to include in your save the dates!

Something like: “Save the Date: [bride’s and groom’s names] are tying the knot on [your wedding date] in [the city where you’ll marry]” is sufficient. This way, guests know what to expect, and they’ll get in touch with you if they have questions. Some people include a short poem or a favorite quote if there’s room.

Save-the-dates are meant to be less formal, so feel free to get creative. Just make sure that everyone who gets the card will definitely be on your final guest list. Once you tell someone to save your wedding date, there’s no turning back. Be sure to include “Formal invitation to follow” so guests will know there’s more to come.

Save the dates typically go out at least three to four months prior to the wedding, but we recommend if guests are spread far and wide—or you’re throwing a destination wedding— that more time is always better. No one will complain about having extra leeway to plan. Invitations should be sent at the minimum six to eight weeks before your event date, with an R.S.V.P. date of at least two to three weeks prior to the event so you can get a final head count.


To ensure that your save-the-date cards are sent out to your guests on time be sure to order your cards at least three-four weeks before you need to put them in the mail. If you live outside of London, Ontario be sure to take shipping time from us to you into consideration. And don’t forget to browse our extensive selection of save-the-date cards on our website today!

For more information on Invitation preparation, wording, and etiquette stay tuned for our next edition.