Save the date cards wording ideas

By Photobox on 17 June 2022

Where do you start when creating your save the dates? With finding the right words! Here we cover everything you need to know about customised save the date cards, from when to send save the dates to templates for your perfect save the date wording.

Writing a save the date card is an exciting part of your wedding planning journey. You’ve found the venue, set the date and finally, you can invite your loved ones and have them mark your big day on their calendars!

Your save the date is the very first time your wedding guests will get a peek into your special day, but finding the right words for a save the date card doesn’t have to be complicated. Here we put together some easy tips for creating your own wedding stationery, from the perfect save the date wording ideas to when to send a save the date card.

What are save the date cards?

Save the dates are different to a wedding invitation. Save the date cards are simply a notification of your wedding date and contain just a few essential details. These are usually sent out to your wedding guest list around six or more months before your big day.

Though save the date cards are not strictly necessary, sending a save the date ensures that as many people as possible will be able to celebrate with you on the day. Giving as much notice as possible is always appreciated – and is especially important for guests that live abroad or if you are going for a destination wedding or multiple-day event.

What to write on a save the date

As we mentioned, a save the date card is a simple notification of your wedding, so you don’t need to include a lot of text. Here’s an easy checklist of what to include on a save the date card:

– The names of the happy couple

– The wedding date

– The town, city, region, or country where the wedding will take place (if you already know the venue, then there is no harm in sharing ahead of time.)

-Let people know that your wedding invitations will follow with all the details

Once you’ve written your save the date, address the envelope at the top left with the couple’s name and return address. In the middle of the envelope, write the name of the person, couple, or family invited and their address.

Wording ideas for your save the date card

The way you word the information on your save the date card should match the style of the couple and the theme of your wedding. For a big, white wedding, opt for a traditional save the date card with more formal wording. If your big day is a fun and informal event, match your save the dates to your theme with more casual wording and a more playful design.

Here are a few simple save the date introductions for a modern, traditional, or playful save the date style.

1. Modern save the date wording

Save the date

Laura Smith & David Nicholls



Formal invite to follow

2. Traditional save the date wording

Miss Laura Smith and Mr David Nicholls

Would be honoured by your presence at their wedding ceremony.

1st October 2022

Huntsham, Devon

Formal invitation to follow.

3. Fun and informal save the date wording

Laura Smith & David Nicholls are getting married

Pencil us in!

1 October 2022


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Finding the right save the date wording is easy with photobox. Browse over 60 different pre-designed templates to find the perfect save the date design for your wedding, and either opt to edit the pre-generated text to align with your wedding details. If you’re looking to add a more personal touch to your save the dates, use our texts as a template and create to your heart’s content.

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