5 Things to Remember to Include on Your Save the Date

Etiquette, Invites & Stationery, Planning Tips
Save the Date Julie Song Ink

Photo: Courtesy of Julie Song Ink

Before you put a stamp on your save the dates and send them out to your guest list of close family and friends, it's important to give it one last look and make sure you've included all the information you should give at this moment to those who you'd like to come celebrate your big day with you. To get you ready to mail them out, here's a list of 5 things to remember to include on your save the date.

1. Your Wedding Website
If you've created a wedding website, where you store information like hotel blocks and your registry, be sure to add that link, in small print, at the very bottom of your save the date. That way, your guests don't have to call and text you for that info. They can just swing on over to your website and scroll through the details.

2. The Venue Location
Be sure to give them a glimpse of where you're getting married. Add the venue name and the address. This will help your guests get a sense of how far they need to travel and also begin to search for local hotels in which to stay.

See more: The Ultimate Guide to Wedding Stationery

3. The Date
This may seem very obvious, but often times you're so excited to send out a save the date that you may forget this detail. Make sure this is somewhere bold and big so that everyone can mark it in their calendar and count down the days until your wedding weekend with you.

4. A Personal Touch
Whether it's a photo of the two of you or a design that screams your personality, make the save the date have a look and feel that's special to you and your wedding. It will help your guests get all mushy inside over your upcoming wedding.

5. A Note About the Invitation
Let your guests know that a formal invitation will follow soon, in case they think this is their formal invite and begin reaching out for more details or even to RSVP.

Jen Glantz is a "Professional Bridesmaid" and the founder of Bridesmaid for Hire. She's the author of All My Friends Are Engaged and frequently wears old bridesmaid dresses to the grocery store and on first dates.

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