A save the date card is an item, usually a card, sent to people to let them know when a wedding date will be. Most people use save the date cards, stationery or magnets to let their future guests know when they plan to get married and sometimes where (especially if it is a destination wedding) so their guests can mark it on their calendars and plan ahead for your wedding!
No. Usually save the date is a card; however other items can be used instead such as magnets.These days there are many different options. The most common are postcards, magnets and stationery that resembles wedding invitations.
Besides the different types of ways to send them, there are so many different styles you can choose from. You can send save the date cards that are traditional or modern, you can choose to match your color schemes or wedding themes or send ones with photos of the happy couple.
Anyone who has out of town guests or a long engagement. If your wedding engagement will be at least 6 months or longer, it is a good idea to use save the dates as there is a good amount of time between announcing your engagement and walking down the aisle.
Save the date cards should be sent at least 6 months before the wedding.
Save the date cards can run from basic to extensive.
They can just say the bride and grooms name and the date they plan to
wed or they can follow a more traditional wedding style adding
information such as church or reception locations.
Sending a save the date card is completely optional, it is not essential stationary such as invitations and thank you cards. However it can be a nice touch especially when you have a longer engagement or several people coming in from out of town.