Your wedding preparations start with the Save the Date. Zazzle offers the best selection around.
Do you have to send a save-the-date? It's your wedding, you can do whatever you want to! However, if you're having a destination wedding during peak-season travel times, like a three-day weekend or summer in a resort town, then sending a save-the-date is an expected courtesy, since many of your guests will have to make travel and hotel arrangements. Of course, anyone can send a save-the-date, especially since they are a fun way to give your guests a heads up about the wedding. Plus, chances are that mailing them will increase guests' chances of attending your celebration.
The save-the-date should definitely include your and your fiance's names, wedding date (or dates, for a wedding weekend), location (a town or city is helpful, even if the venue isn't booked yet) and a notice for a formal invitation to follow.
So when should save the date cards be sent? And how does a destination wedding affect the timeline? In general, order, design, and send out save the date cards at least 6 to 12 months in advance of your wedding date. Why so much time? Giving your guests a year or more to plan will generate excitement and ensure a smooth guest experience, especially for out-of-towners. If you don't have that much time, then send them out as soon as you possibly can.
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