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Save the Dates can generate a lot of questions because they are one of the first tangible pieces of your wedding planning that guests will see. Here's a simple FAQ guide to mailing your save the dates.
When should I mail my Save The Dates?
They can be mailed up to a year in advance, but a good guideline is to mail them as soon as you have your date and location decided upon and a basic website in place. Always give people more time to plan if you can.
Does the Save the Date have to include our photo?
Nope! Photo Save the Dates are lovely and a great way to use your engagement photos if you've already had them taken, but there is something just as lovely about getting a beautifully designed paper good in the mail as well.
Can I use an electronic Save the Date?
This is your wedding celebration, and you can do whatever you like, but in my opinion this is not the place for an evite. Inviting someone to your wedding is a special invitation. You don't want it to get lost in the electronic shuffle with summer bbqs and online bill payments. You can very much collect your RSVPs electronically later in your planning. Read here for tips on how to know which RSVP collection type is right for you!
Bonus- How you address the envelope matters. All of those guests who receive a save the date must receive an invitation later in your planning. Be mindful of who is included on the envelope such as guests, significant others and kids because all of those same individuals need to be listed on the invite.