Save the date wording ideas

You've set the date and booked the venue so the next step is sending out save the date cards! Make sure that your friends and family can be there for your special day by giving them plenty of notice with stylish save the date cards. At this point, you only need to let your loved ones in on the basic details to make sure that they note down your big day in their diary and start thinking about how they are going to get there.

Rosemood offers a wide range of designs for your save the date cards and many give you the opportunity to share a lovely photo from your engagement photo shoot or your latest exotic getaway. There is no rule that says that your save the dates have to match the rest of your wedding stationery, but they are your guests’ first glimpse of your wedding, so you may wish to keep the rest of the wedding stationery suite in mind when choosing your favourite design. They will also be the first hint at your wedding style and your chance to show a piece of your personalities so keep the style of the wording consistent across all your wedding stationery.

Not sure how to word your perfect save the dates cards? Take a look below for what you should and shouldn't include on your save the dates, before browsing our traditional and informal save the date wording ideas! As you will see save the date cards are generally short and sweet!

What to include on your save the date cards

Your save the date cards are just to give your guests an idea of when and where your wedding is going to be so that they get the time off work and start thinking about transport and accommodation. Here are the important things to include on your save the date cards:

  • The names of the happy couple
  • The wedding date
  • Town, city, region or country where the wedding will take place
  • Let people know that your invitations will follow

What not to include on your save the date cards

At this point you don't want to give away too much detail and might not yet have ironed out the running order of the day, so here are a few things that you don't need to include on your save the date cards:

  • Venue name(s)
  • Time of ceremony or reception
  • RSVP details

 

 

Traditional save the date wording

Give your guests their first glimpse of your traditional wedding, with traditional save the date cards! Rosemood offers a range of traditional designs that will set the tone for your wedding and start off your traditional wedding stationery suite. Traditional cards come with traditional save the date wording, so take a look at our wording ideas below. Our friendly customer service team are also on hand to offer wording suggestions if you are still finding it difficult to put pen to paper. Your traditional save the date cards will also go through our complimentary retouching service, so our talented proofreaders will ensure that your save the date wording is perfect!

Please save the date

for the marriage of

Claire Daniels

to

Aaron Cunningham

on Saturday, twenty fifth of September two thousand and eighteen

in Somerset.

Formal invitation to follow.

 

 

Kindly save the date

for the wedding of

Claire Daniels and Aaron Cunningham

on Saturday, 20th September 2025

in Somerset.

Formal invitation to follow.

Kindly save the date

to share in the joy of

Claire Daniels

and

Aaron Cunningham

at their marriage

on Saturday, 20th September 2025

in Somerset.

Formal Invitation to follow.

 

Please save the date

for the marriage uniting

Claire Daniels and Aaron Cunningham,

on Saturday, 20th September 2025

in Somerset.

Formal invitation to follow.

Informal save the date wording

Informal save the date cards are a great way to set the tone for a modern and relaxed wedding! Your save the date cards are your opportunity to announce your engagement and share your joy with your loved ones. Use our photo save the date cards to show off your new ring or photos from your engagement photo shoot, before getting down to the details of where and when the wedding will be held. Have your save the date card wording match your personalities and only give aware the essential details that your guests will need to book the time off for your wedding. Take a look below for our informal save the date card wording ideas, but remember that these are only suggestions so do not hesitate to get creative when writing your first piece of wedding stationery.

 Save the date!

Claire and Aaron are getting married!

Saturday, 20th September 2025

Somerset

Invitation to follow

 

 

Please save the date!

Saturday, 20th September 2025

Claire and Aaron are tying the knot!

Somerset

Invitation to follow

Aaron proposed!

Claire said yes!

Join us as we say “I do”

Saturday, 20th September 2025

Somerset

Invitation to follow

 

 Save the date!

Claire and Aaron are getting hitched!

Saturday, 20th September 2025

Somerset

Invitation to follow

When should I send my save the date cards?

  • Around 6 months before the wedding.
  • As soon as you have set the date and booked the venue for your big day.
  • It is never too early to send out save the date cards, as the more notice your guests have, the more likely they are going to be able to attend.
  • If you are hosting a wedding during peak holiday periods or have decided to have a destination wedding, then you will want to get your save the date cards out as soon as possible so that your guests can book the time off work, and start thinking about transport and accommodation options.