Save The Date Cards

All you need to know


Congratulations on setting the date and booking your venue! We bet that you can’t wait to tell your friends and family about your wedding plans and get those save the date cards sent out. Not sure where to start with your first piece of wedding stationery? We are here to help with our guide to everything save the date.

Save the date top tips

First of all congratulations to you both and we hope that you are enjoying the post-engagement bliss! As you are starting out on your wedding planning journey, you will realise that there is a lot to think about for the big day! Whilst you may have your fair share of wedding stress, wedding planning should also be a whole lot of fun. If you have already ticked off a few of the big hits on your wedding checklist then you will be ready to start thinking about save the date cards. The world of wedding stationery and save the dates is not an easy one to navigate so we are here to help answer some questions you may have about wedding save the dates and to give you some top tips to for creating the perfect save the date cards for your wedding!

Floral save the date cards from Rosemood

Are save the date cards necessary?

As brides and grooms battle it out for the prime dates at the top wedding venues and sometimes have to book their dream venue two years in advance, save the date cards have become an important wedding phenomenon to help make sure that your guests can make it on the day. There is, however, no obligation to send save the date cards but they are a useful way to:

  • Give your guests plenty of notice for your wedding, leaving them with no excuse not to attend your special day!
  • Prompt your guests to book time off work and to start looking at transport and accommodation options, (which is especially important for destination weddings)!

When to send your save the dates?

  • Around 6 months before the wedding or as soon as you have set the date and booked the venue for your big day. The more notice your guests have, the more likely they are going to be able to attend.
  • Once you have a good idea of your guest list. Remember that there is no turning back once your save the date cards are in the post!
  • If you are hosting a wedding during peak holiday periods or have decided to have a destination wedding, then you will want to get your save the date cards out as soon as possible so that your guests can book the time off work and start grabbing those bargain flights.
Foil save the date

Choosing your save the date cards

With everything from photo save the date cards to foiled save the date cards, we are sure that you and your partner will be able to find something that suits your style. Whether you already have the details of your wedding planned out or are yet to decide on a theme or colour scheme, here are a few tips for narrowing down the options:

  • Already have a wedding colour scheme? Browse through save the date cards by colour to match.
  • Browse by style if you know that you are going for a rustic feel at your barn wedding or a modern feel at your warehouse venue.
  • Yet to decide on a theme? Rather than using your save the date cards as a glimpse of your wedding day, share your joy at setting the date with a happy photo of the two of you together.
  • Bear the rest of the wedding stationery suite in mind. Whilst there is no rule to say that everything has to match, you may want to keep the same design for everything from your save the dates to your wedding thank you cards.

What to include on your save the date cards

At this point you don't want to give away too much detail and might not yet have ironed out the running order of the day, so simply include:

  • The names of the happy couple.
  • The wedding date.
  • A vague location, such as the town, city or region, where the wedding will take place.
  • Guests’ names, so that it is clear from the start whether children and plus ones are invited.
  • A note to let people know that your invitations will follow.

What not to include on your save the date cards

  • Venue name(s)
  • Time of ceremony or reception
  • RSVP details

Save the date wording

Save the date cards are usually rather brief and are designed to maintain an air of mystery when it comes to your wedding. Usually, you will only include your wedding date and a rough location on your save the date cards, so take a look at some of our save the date wording examples to get you started.

Polaroid save the dates

Formal save the date wording

Please save the date

for the marriage of

Molly Daniels

to

Anthony Cunningham

on Saturday, twenty-fifth of September two thousand and twenty-five

in Somerset.

Formal invitation to follow.

 

Kindly save the date

for the wedding of

Molly Daniels

and

Anthony Cunningham

on Saturday, 20th September 2025

in Somerset.

Formal invitation to follow.

 

Kindly save the date

to share in the joy of

Molly Daniels

and

Anthony Cunningham

at their marriage

on Saturday, 20th September 2025

in Somerset.

Formal Invitation to follow.

 

Informal save the date wording

Save the date!

Molly and Anthony are getting married!

Saturday, 20th September 2025

Somerset

Invitation to follow

 

Please save the date!

Saturday, 20th September 2025

Molly and Anthony are tying the knot!

Somerset

Invitation to follow

 

Anthony proposed!

Molly said yes!

Join us as we say “I do”

Saturday, 20th September 2025

Somerset

Invitation to follow

We hope this save the date guide helps kick start your wedding stationery journey, and don't forget that you can find plenty more wedding stationery advice on our website! If you haven't already done so, start by hitting Pinterest to find and track plenty of save the date ideas!

Once you are ready, you can create personalised save the date cards online within minutes! Rosemood's online editing tool allows you to add the wording and photos of your choice to your favourite designs. Our friendly customer service team are also here to help throughout so do not hesitate to get in touch via phone, email or online chat! We can't wait to be part of your wedding day!