When do I need to order my save the dates?
Save the dates should be mailed about 6-8 months before your event. If it is a destination event or the event is occurring around a major holiday, feel free to send these earlier. However, do not send your save the dates earlier than 12 months in advance. Typical turnaround time from when you order your save the dates to when they are printed and ready to be mailed is approximately 4 weeks. Once you have the main details for your event, start looking at save the date options and talk to a stationer to get the process started!
What information needs to be included on my save the dates?
The main information to include on your save the dates is your names, the date, and the event location (city and state). If you have created a website for your event, consider adding this to your save the dates. If you are having a destination event, it can be helpful to your guests if travel information is included, giving them the opportunity to start making travel arrangements well in advance.
Do my save the dates need to match my invitations?
Having your save the dates and invitations match is completely personal preference. Some couples choose to create more fun save the dates and more formal invitations, whereas other couples like to establish an "event brand" which creates a consistent look throughout all stationery pieces. The idea behind custom stationery is to design something that is uniquely yours and shows off your personal style, therefore, whatever feels right for your event - go for it!