Thursday, July 1, 2010
Why and When to Send a "Save the Date" Card for Your Wedding
I'm sure that there is much debate on whether "Save the Date" cards are really necessary. Many would argue that they're not necessary, especially in today's economy. But some say that "Save the Date" cards help to generate excitement for the couple's upcoming wedding. Others say that "Save the Date" cards are extremely helpful to those who are traveling to a wedding, especially if it's during "peak season", or if it's a destination wedding or at a popular vacation spot. This will allow the wedding guests to make arrangements with plenty of advance notice, for taking off of work, for travel, and for booking lodging.
When should you send a "Save the Date" card? Typically, depending on when the wedding is, it is good to send these out about 4-5 months before the wedding. If your wedding is on or around a holiday, it is best to send your "Save the Date" card out at LEAST 5 months in advance. A quote from MyGatsby.com (check the link out for more wedding etiquette tips)says "If you are asking guests to travel a great distance, take time off work, or travel during peak seasons, the sooner you can let them know the better! In these circumstances, it's not uncommon to send Save the Date announcements as much as twelve months in advance."
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