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How to Word Your Save the Dates

Congratulations, you’re engaged!  You’ve booked your venue and maybe even a couple other main items and the date is set.  Now it’s time to tell your family and friends.

While not considered a requirement, save the dates are the perfect way to let everyone on your guest list know that an invitation is to come and when the wedding is.  This easy heads up allows your family and friends make the necessary arrangements for travel, time off work, etc.

Save the dates are also fun and easy if you know just a few simple details.  From designs to wording, we’ve got you covered.

When it comes to the design of your save the date, you may feel like you have to go with something that matches the theme or color palette of your wedding. While this is a great option, it actually isn’t necessary. Your save the date is actually one of the few items in the wedding planning process that you can express yourself as a couple and have fun.

There are so many designs and options to choose from, you can check them out here.

When it comes to wording, save the dates only require a few specific details:

  • Your names
  • The wedding date
  • Some mention that a formal invitation will follow

There are also a few additional things that you may want to include if it makes sense:

  • The wedding location (city and state)
  • A welcome line of some kind
  • A photo of you
  • Your wedding website

Do not include:

  • Your wedding venue
  • The time of your ceremony or reception
  • Your registry information
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How to Word Your Save the Dates

Now that you have a general idea of the information you should include on your save the date card (and what you shouldn’t include), it’s time to explore different ways of putting those details together with a bit of your own personality mixed in.

Here are a few save the date wording options to make it easier for you.

Formal Save the Date Wording No. 1

Please save the date

for the wedding of

{Bride’s Name}

and

{Groom’s Name}

October 19, 2021

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Formal Save the Date Wording No. 3

Please save the date

October 19, 2021

{Bride’s Name}

and

{Groom’s Name}

are getting married

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Formal invitation to follow

Casual Save the Date Wording No. 1

Please Save the Date for our wedding

February 18, 2021

Formal invitation to follow

{Bride’s Name} and {Groom’s Name}

Casual Save the Date No. 3

A Date to Remember

{Bride’s Name} and {Groom’s Name}

will be getting married

October 19, 2021

Save the Date

Invitation will follow

Formal Save the Date Wording No. 2

{Bride and Groom’s Name}

are getting married on

July 5, 2019

save the date

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Formal invitation to follow

Formal Save the Date Wording No. 4

Please save the date

for the marriage celebration of

{Bride’s Name}

and

{Groom’s Name}

October 19, 2021

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Formal invitation to follow

Casual Save the Date Wording No. 2

Save a place for us on your calendar!

{Bride’s Name} and {Groom’s Name}

are tying the knot!

February 18, 2021

Invitation to follow

Casual Save the Date No.4

He proposed … she said, “yes!”

{Bride’s Name}  +  {Groom’s Name}

will tie the knot

October 19, 2021

Philadelphia, Pa

Formal invitation to follow

The above samples are just a sampling to get you started.  Now that you have some wording ideas, it’s time to find that perfect save the date design and get those lovely cards in the mail!

Learn More about Save the Dates

How to Choose Your Save the Date Design

Get ideas and inspiration for finding the perfect save the date design to send to your family and friends.

How to Address Your Save the Dates

Find out who to send your save the dates to and how to address them to make life easier.

When to Send Your Save the Dates

Find out when to order and when to send out your save the date cards depending on your wedding.