Tying the knot? Make sure the big day is marked down in everyone's calendars with an online save the date. The perfect wedding save the date will set the first impression of your wedding for guests and reflect your personal style as a couple. With our easy-to-use online card maker, you’ll be able to customize a design that captures you and your fiance’s personality, hints at the style and tone of your wedding, and gets everyone excited to celebrate your momentous day. Additionally, once you have added all your guests' emails, it will be a snap to follow up with Paperless Post wedding invitations.
When do you send out save the dates?
One of the most important parts of your wedding timeline is figuring out when to send save the dates. Assuming you aren’t eloping to Vegas with 24 hours notice, save the dates should go out to your guest list four to six months before your ceremony. For destination weddings, weddings over holiday weekends or any weekend that would require difficult travel, send as close to the six month mark as possible if not even sooner than that. This timeline might seem conservative, but keep in mind that you won’t have to have your major details set in stone just yet. All you need to share your save the date invitations is your date and the general location.
And since you’re sending online through Paperless Post, you can give yourself a little wiggle room—the Postal Service won’t delay your delivery, so you can be sure your wedding guests won’t be caught unaware. Don’t wait to design both the save the date and the invitation at the same time–as long as they give off the same general feel of the wedding, the two don’t need to match exactly.
Choosing the best save the date design
Start by browsing hundreds of unique wedding stationery-inspired save the dates for any wedding, whether you prefer classic, modern, bohemian, rustic, or an altogether unique save the date idea. In addition to our in-house save the date ideas and designs, we offer save the dates from best-in-class fashion houses and lifestyle brands including kate spade new york, Vera Wang, Oscar de la Renta, and Rifle Paper Co. For couples who feel that nothing says love like a photo of you and your spouse-to-be, we have over one hundred photo save the date designs and photo save the date cards that make a beautiful first arrival in your wedding guests’ inboxes.
What are the best save the date websites?
The best wedding websites and save the dates websites are the ones you can customize yourself. Nothing beats custom save the dates. With our card maker, you can customize every detail of your save the date. You can add all the important information, add a wedding registry, guest accommodations, plus add an adorable photo of you and your fiance. With dozens of templates to choose from, Paperless also lets you add your wedding website on save the date. Make sure your save the date website seamlessly matches the vibe of your wedding. Because you only get one first impression.
How to make your own save the date cards
Whether you choose a classic Card save the date or an animated Flyer save the date, it’s easy to make your own. From a destination wedding to a swanky city celebration, there are so many ways to personalize your design to match the tone of your event. In addition to editing the colors, fonts, and style of your save the date, you can also reach out to our Personal Design Services team for custom designs. Whatever you need help with, they can make your vision a reality.
How to address save the dates
Once you’ve designed the perfect save the date cards, you’re ready to send to your guests! Wondering how to address save the dates? Follow our simple rules for best wedding etiquette. Think of the personalized Paperless Post email you send as the outer envelope in a traditional invitation, and the envelope your save the date evite comes out of to be the inner envelope. Use both the email wedding save the dates and the envelope to make it clear who’s invited, especially if you’re sending email invitations to a household with multiple guests. Include the guests’ titles and last names. Traditionally with the woman’s name precedes a man’s, but that rule is fine to break (and even encouraged!) nowadays. The only exception is with a Dr. title, they will always be listed first.