Congratulations, you are getting hitched! So, when is the big day? Are you going for a summer wedding or maybe a festive wedding? We got married on a crisp December’s day. There were clear blue skies and bright sunshine with a light frost on the ground. It was magical! Once the date has been set and the venue decided, the next thing on the to do list is to agree on a wedding guest list. I make this sound easier than it is, trust me!
Depending on how far ahead you are planning your big day, you want to make sure those who must not miss the day are told to "save the date
". A relatively new concept but well suited to busy lives and the modern day, these are simply to let your guests know the date has been set and to save the date. We often get asked how far ahead to send them out. Our advice is 6 months ahead of the day, but up to 9 months ahead if you are getting married in the holiday season and even further ahead if you are planning your day on a sandy beach! At this point it is a good idea to create a wedding timeline
starting with the big day and working backwards from there. There is a wide variety of save the dates available but here are a few of our favourites.
Save the date cards with pencils are a fab way to announce your big day. Engraved with your names and wedding date, and the perfect size for a handbag to keep reminding your guests your big day is coming.
A save the date magnet and card is another great way to announce your wedding. The magnet can be removed from the card ready to be displayed on the fridge as a reminder. Available in a range of materials including colourful designs printed onto acrylic creating contemporary save the dates, engraved wooden save the dates if you are looking for a more rustic save the date and mirrored acrylic cut into geometric shapes and engraved with your wedding date – our personal favourite.
You may choose to skip the save the dates altogether, and that is fine too. Just remember to send your wedding invitations out a little sooner to give your guests time to make arrangements and before they book any holidays themselves.