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Save the Dates - What’s the point?

Since March last year we have been navigating major changes in the wedding world due to the pandemic. We have worked with all of our couples who have made the agonising decision to postpone by helping them adapt their stationery by creating custom announcement cards which have covered every scenario.

From Change the Dates, to Re-Save the Dates to Cancel the Dates, we have created multiple versions of each to accommodate everyone. Who would have thought the above would become the new normal. Rewind to a year ago when probably only 70% of couples even bothered with save the dates and compare it to now where they have become one of the most important items of stationery.

The aftermath of 2020 has meant vast amounts of weddings being postponed.

Some couples are now on their second or even third date moving into 2021/22 and in some cases even 2023. When normality finally resumes the one thing we are sure about is that there will be an abundance of weddings!

However with this happening - Have you thought about your guests?

They are now probably going to be invited to a lot more weddings than they had originally planned and are going to be faced with hard decisions of choosing which

wedding they go to.

The Tartan Flower Save the Date

Sending a Save the Date is now so important as how early your guests receive it may be the deciding factor if your wedding is the one they attend. So make sure yours isn’t the one they miss because it was the last one they were invited too.

Giving your guests as much notice as possible is key!

Typically Save the Dates are sent out 9-12 months before your big day.

If you are having a destination wedding we recommend sending these out even earlier!

12-18 months before your date to give your guests plenty of notice for

booking flights etc...

The Cyprus Save the Date

So many postponements have been moved to weekdays to accommodate the extra volume of couples getting married, from what we have seen so far this year, most couples who’s date falls before April are postponing at least until the following year to make sure they get the day they dreamed of.

Again, this is why save the dates are so important!

For weekday weddings, guests have to do a lot more planning to make sure they can be there to celebrate with you on your special day.

Did you know that Save the Dates can also include early information about your big day?

This can be really useful and give your guests a head start with the booking process for accommodation or travel. It also gives them plenty of time to save so they can decide to make a weekend of it to celebrate with your further!

The Edinburgh Save the Date

Our Save the Dates are A6 and can be customised in many different ways. Portrait or landscape, single or double sided why not set the tone of your wedding by giving your guests a glimpse of your colours, theme or even venue to get them excited about your big day. Our standard pricing includes the stunning coloured envelope and bespoke liner so your guests really do get the wow factor with your stationery from the start.

If you choose to have Save the Date cards as part of your stationery suite your invitations can then wait little a bit later before being sent. Normally we would suggest sending your invitations out 6 months in advance with your evening to follow a month later, however in light of where we still are with restrictions we are advising couples to wait until a little bit closer before sending so they don’t get caught out with any last minute changes to the restrictions.

Once you have your guest list the next thing is to think about your stationery - now more than ever we would recommend having save the dates .


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