Photo by David Skinner Photography
Wedding planning is in full swing over here, and yesterday I crossed another item off my wedding to-do list - buying my Save the Dates. Sending out Save the Date cards is an option that isn't for everyone, but after weighing my options, I decided that they were right for me. Here are my reasons for why sending out Save the Dates is important:
1) Your wedding is at least 9 months away from the day you got engaged
Chris and I are getting married exactly 9 months from the date we got engaged, and we don't want anyone to forget that we are getting married soon! Sending out Save the Date cards is a great way to remind your friends and family that you want them to be at your wedding, even if it is still many months away.
2) You are getting married at a busy time of the year
We chose to get married in May simply because we don't have any other options, but May is a tough time to choose if you want to have the only event going on so that everyone can come. I had the hardest time choosing a date that would satisfy everyone in my wedding party, which is why we resorted to a Sunday. Graduations and other weddings are just hard to avoid in May, but sending out Save the Dates allows your guests to plan ahead!
3) You are not getting married on a Saturday
As I mentioned, Chris and I are getting married on a Sunday. While this is not the norm, it is what worked the best for us. Sending out Save the Dates is very helpful in allowing your guests begin to plan ahead for a Sunday wedding and figure out their travel plans. It also allows those travelling from out of town to plan to take off work on Monday if needed, which is a great thing to plan for way in advance.
4) You have many out of town guests that will be attending your wedding
Going off #3, if you have many out of town guests, it's a good idea to send them some Save the Dates. Travel plans, flights, hotels, and taking off work takes quite a bit of planning, and the more time you give your guests to plan ahead, the more likely they will be able to attend your wedding.
I am so excited to get my Save the Dates in the mail, and you can be sure to see a post about how I chose my Save the Date cards in a few weeks!
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