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Save the Date Wording & Addressing

by Bailey Gaddis
Save the Date Wording & Addressing

Sending save the dates to your potential wedding guests will provide the information they need to determine whether or not they can attend. In addition, these cards are easy to create, allowing you to send them out as soon as you confirm the date and location of your big day. While save the date wording is fairly straightforward, there is simple etiquette to follow as you write them and address your envelopes.

Keep it short.

Your save the dates should be to-the-point cards that answer the who, where, and when of your wedding (we already know the why!) If you have a wedding website, include the link for those that would like to dive into the specifics ASAP.

Consider what actions you want the save-the-date to prompt.

When guests receive your card, the actions you likely want them to take include confirming they’re available on your wedding date, inserting your wedding info into their calendar, and beginning to consider what they need to do to prep for the celebration. So, make sure the information on your cards will be a catalyst for these activities.

Let recipients know an invitation will follow.

Ensure guests don’t confuse the save-the-date for your official invite by making a note at the bottom of the card that the invitation will follow.

Optional extras.

Beyond the wedding website, you can add other extras such as an engagement photo, poem, favorite quote or other features that expresses your personality. However, resist the temptation to add too much, as this can clutter the card.

Traditional Examples

Please save the date
to celebrate the marriage of
George Miller and Kelly Brown
September 20, 2019
Austin, Texas
Formal invitation will follow

Save the Date
Brady Jones and Lizzy Wilson
request your presence at their wedding
on Saturday, June Twenty-Sixth
Two Thousand Nineteen
At the Plaza Hotel in New York, New York
Formal invitation to come

Informal Examples

Save the date because…
Holly Smith and Connor Williams
are getting married in San Francisco!
May 25, 2019
Formal invitation to follow

Save the Date!
Yvonne and Neal are getting hitched
in Miami, Florida
May 25, 2019
Invitation to follow

Modern Examples

It’s finally happening!
Josh and Kyle are taking the plunge.
Save the date: 9.18.18
San Diego, California
Keep an eye out for your formal invitation

Dan proposed…
Elizabeth said yes!
Join us on November 30, 2018
as we tie the knot
in Portland, Oregon
Invitation to follow

Address Examples


Formal Wording:
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Lewis
555 Cedar Avenue
Buda, TX 78734

Informal Wording:
Sam and Cathy Lewis
555 Cedar Avenue
Buda, TX 78734


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