Lauren Rachel Custom Invitation Design

Calling all couples tying the knot in 2017! It’s about that time to start thinking about sending out your Save the Dates. You’ve picked your palette and your Pinterest board is full of design inspiration–now what? Our friend, Lauren Rachel: Custom Invitation Design has broken down the basics for you.

What details go on the Save the Date?
Couple’s names, first and last
Wedding date or dates if it is over a weekend or holiday
Location (remember to include City and State)
Note that the formal invitation will follow
Website address

Lauren says, “Remember the Save the Date should be out to your guest at least 4-6 months before the big day. For a destination wedding or a wedding over or near a major holiday, we recommend the Save the Date be sent 6-8 months in advance.”

Why do you need to send a Save the Date?
Gives you and your guests plenty of time to prepare
Block off your date
Arrange travel, ask for time off from work, and arrange pet or child sitting if necessary
Helps you make sure you have all the correct mailing addresses before sending your wedding invitations

“Always send your Save the Date to all of your wedding guest list,” Lauren says. “This should be information for everyone not just the people who are from out of town. Once those Save the Dates hit the mailboxes you will have guests excitedly awaiting your wedding invitation next!”

Lauren Rachel: Custom Invitation Design is a custom wedding stationery design studio based in Portland, ME. See her full blog post, A Guide to your Save the Date Announcements, on her blog here.