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Wedding save the date cards play an important role in the sequence of events and the lead-up to a couple's big day. Often, couples are so excited by their news that they want to share it with the rest of the world as soon as possible. But you can't send out a formal invitation until the venue, caterers and all the other essentials are booked.

These beautiful cards bridge the gap between the day you become engaged and the day you send out your official wedding invitations. This not only allows you to enjoy that pre-wedding excitement, but it also ensures that guests can make a note of the wedding date on their calendars well in advance.

By informing your guests at an earlier stage of the wedding planning it becomes easier for guests to confirm their attendance and ensure they don't miss out on sharing in your special celebration.


What is the Purpose of a Wedding Save the Date?

Weddings are often big, beautiful affairs that take months, sometimes years to prepare for. From the outfits to the food to the flowers you carry down the aisle, there are always a million and one things to do before the big day.

From the guest's perspective, they may not be directly involved with the planning of the wedding itself. But many of them will have to make plans of their own in order to attend your special day.

The main purpose of a wedding save the date card is simple. It provides guests with an exact date they can add to their calendars for future reference.


How Save The Date Cards Help Your Wedding Guests Plan

If your wedding guests have young children, they may have to organise a babysitter. Or they could have any number of other commitments to move around before they can officially RSVP.

If you're having a destination wedding or some of your guests will need to travel, the more time they have to prepare, the better.

By sending out save the date cards you respect that everyone has their own priorities. When they know when you're getting married they can move forward with enough time and foresight to work their lives around yours.


What to Include in Your Wedding Save the Date

Wedding save the date cards should be brief and informative and set the tone for the theme you and your partner have chosen.

Every save the date should include:

Cotton Bird prints a wonderful range of save the date cards that you can personalise to suit your theme, style, and needs. All our cards are printed on high quality paper and include free envelopes to match.


When to Send your Wedding Save the Date

The most popular time frame to send wedding save the date cards is between four and six months before the wedding date. However, if you're planning on having a destination wedding, even earlier is a good idea. The last thing you want is for your special guests to miss out on the celebration.


Who Should I Send My Wedding Save the Dates to?

Your wedding save the dates should be sent to the people that you are absolutely sure you're inviting. If you are unsure about inviting certain people or you're waiting to see who will RSVP first as you're limited to numbers, don't send out save the date cards to those on the ‘maybe' list.

Wedding save the dates are for those special key members of your family or the friends that you know you'll want to spend your big day with.


Make Your Mark with a Unique Wedding Save the Date

Another great benefit of sending wedding save the date cards is that you get to hint at the theme of your wedding.

By using a uniquely themed card you can show your guests what kind of wedding you're planning on having, and possibly add some context for those who want to really dress the part. Themed cards help to pique people's interest and ramp up the excitement levels for when the big day finally arrives.

Cotton Bird is committed to providing brides, grooms, and everyone in between with beautiful, interesting, and fully customisable wedding stationery that truly reflects your personality. From beautiful boho chic to fabulously floral, stylishly simple or gorgeously gold foiled, we have save the date cards that set the tone for your celebration.


Personalise Your Save The Date

Personalising your save the date is simple when you select one of Cotton Bird's stunning cards. You can easily customise certain elements of the card, from the different fonts used, to the images and letter and line spacing. You can also add your own photos to some of the cards.

The final result is a unique, personal save the date that truly reflects your dream wedding theme.


Get Guests Excited with Your Wedding Save the Date

Many of your friends and family are just as excited as you are for your wedding day (well, almost). Why not give them something to stir up the excitement while making long-term scheduling easier at the same time? Cotton Bird's wide selection of save the date cards will accomplish exactly that.

With a lovely wedding save the date card, you can show your guests that you care about their commitments and want to make sure they have enough time to prepare for the occasion. After all, weddings are about being with the people you love and celebrating together.

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