The save-the-dates for the 2020 season are ready to be delivered! Many of you may be asking yourselves what is the point and do guests really understand why they’ve received one.
First of all, a save-the-date is exactly as it sounds; it is a more formal way of saying “on this date you have plans with us so don’t make other plans”. That is, it is an elegant way to inform close friends and families that an important event will be taking place (your wedding), to which an invitation will follow, and their presence is very much appreciated. That’s right, an invitation will follow so really a save-the-date gives an opportunity for your guests to plan their attendance ahead of time and budget for your Destination Wedding.
Save-the-dates are not necessary in all cases but they play a vital role in the wedding process, especially when it comes to destination weddings. Since Destination Weddings imply that most likely your guests will have to book a flight, have their documents in order, leave their homes and precious things, possibly travel to a country they’ve never been to before it is a kind gesture to give them ample time to prepare for this. Save-the-dates should been given to guests at least one year prior to the wedding date followed by invitations six months prior.
So what information goes on them? They are personalized therefore will have you and your partner’s name on it, the date of the event, and where the event will take place. By giving your guests enough notice you will have a higher success rate in the number of guests attending and those dearest to you will thank you for giving them enough notice!