The venue’s been selected. The date is set. You are on your way to your special day! Although this is a huge step in the wedding planning process, there is still so much to be done and to look forward to.
You may be wondering at this point if it’s necessary to send out save the date cards or just wait until the event gets a little closer to send out formal invitations. In this busy day and age, it’s always a good idea to give your family and friends, who you definitely want in attendance, some advance notice. This way, they can mark their calendars and make any necessary schedule changes or accommodations to be there.
In addition, if your wedding is during the summer months or holiday weekends, when loved ones may be planning vacations or mini-getaways, it’s always a good idea to give people a heads up. Six months before the wedding is the standard for sending out save the date cards, while for a destination wedding, eight months is more acceptable. This way, guests can get travel plans in order and request time off from work if need be.
Once your save the date cards are in the mail, it’s off to dress shopping, selecting flowers, a photographer, entertainment and so much more!