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Save the date cards are great and all - if you can avoid some common pitfalls that can lead to some embarrassing mistakes that could haunt you. Read on to find out more.
A common rookie mistake when sending save the date cards is sending them too late. The purpose of save the date cards is to give your guests as much warning as possible to arrange childcare, travel, time off work or whatever else it might be. For this reason, save the date cards can (and should be!) sent as early as works for you.
Save the date cards are the first glimpse for your guests into your wedding, and so you should try to let your personalities (or even your wedding's theme!) shine through. Whether this is in an off-the-shelf design that just fits you perfectly, a totally bespoke option, or by just including little details that make them feel more you, you should let yourselves shine! Your wedding day is all about the two of you, so why shouldn't your save the date cards be?
If you're getting married abroad or a considerable distance away from your home, giving your guests plenty of heads up about the location is vital. It doesn't need to be specific - you could just give a town and country at this stage. It just helps give your guests enough time to make travel, accommodation and any other necessary arrangements to allow them to attend.
An age old faux pas is sending someone a save the date card, but then not following through with a formal invitation. When planning to send your save the date cards, make sure you spend the time necessary to carefully plan who you will and won't send save the dates to. Spending the extra time now will just help you to save the embarrassment further down the line if you change your mind on some of your guests.
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