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Save-the-date wording

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You have said "Yes" to each other, your wedding preparation process is now in good time, and all you have to do now is send out save-the-date cards to announce the good news. According to your tastes, whether you like traditional or unconventional style, there will always be stationery to reflect appropriately your couple. Discover all tips and advice you need to be aware of in our guide below and avoid all the stress relating to this important step of the wedding organization:

Usually, you start thinking about wedding stationery at least four months prior to your special event, specially when you are looking for an exceptional effect. Wedding invitations should be sent out no later than 3 or 4 months before the wedding day, this will allow you to make changes in case some of the guests are unavailable to attend.

Beware! Do not make confusion between save the date cards and invitation cards. Save-the-date cards will give notice of your wedding planning in advance whereas the invitations, traditionally printed on heavy paper are enclosed to save-the-date cards and contain all necessary information about the wedding reception. It is recommended to order more save-the-date cards in case you make mistakes or if some guests decline the invitation. In any case, make sure to include "Formal invitation to follow" somewhere on the card. When ordering your save-the-date cards, you may also want to start thanking off all wedding stationery you will need, such as menu cards, place cards, thank you notes ... in order to get the best deals.

Save-the-date cards are a must in a wedding preparation, there are rules and etiquette to apply. Thankfully, you can avoid miserable experience by taking note of good advice relating to your wedding stationery arrangements. Make sure you read our article on save the date etiquette.

Hot trend: the wedding website

Nowadays, many websites offer online save-the-date cards service. As this option is more ecological, practical and help save money, it has the great advantage to make life of the weds-to-be easier. However, sending the wedding invitations in printed cards is still a must in the wedding traditions, especially considering the fact that some guests, usually the oldest ones may not have internet access.

Nevertheless, you may like a compromise of both modern and traditional concepts to handle your wedding stationery: the wedding blog. Although the wedding blog should not be used as a substitute for the printed invitation cards, it might be a useful mean to supply wedding guests with all necessary information. No need to print thousands of access maps, list of accommodations in the reception location area, you can now display all those details on your personalized website at once.

Besides, although it might sound a little wrong to mention where you have registered your wedding list on your invitation cards, you can simply include the Url reference of your  wedding blog so that your guests could discover on their own your wish list. This alternative is usually well appreciated by those of you who have practical conception of life and do not specially want to repeat several times the same information or the address of the wedding list registry.

In addition, your wedding blog enables you to create your wedding albums, share your wedding preparation with your guests, such as the wedding theme you have chosen, coordinate transportation to the reception location, and send attendance confirmation online.

Have you made your own wedding stationery and found interesting ideas to make your correspondence unique? Please share your experience with other future married couples on Ameliste Forum!



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