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Save the Date Wording (with Examples)

Let the wedding excitement begin! If you’ve booked a venue and arranged a date, it’s time to tell your nearest and dearest about those big day plans.

Save the date cards are an elegant way to tell people about your wedding. And they prompt guests to put your date in their diaries, which means you get more of the people you love celebrating with you on that most special of days.

But what do you write on a save the date card?

It’s easy to get overwhelmed by wedding and save the date etiquette. So we’ve made it easy for brides and grooms-to-be. Read on to discover a range of save the date wording examples, with messages for every kind of couple.

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How to write and send save the date cards

Before you put pen to paper, take a look at our tips for writing save the date cards.

Get organised

Give your guests plenty of notice by writing and sending save the date cards on time. According to save the date etiquette, you should aim to write your cards six to eight months before your wedding. And even earlier if you’re getting hitched in a far-flung destination.

Be clear on the guest list

Anyone you want at your wedding ceremony should get a save the date. But you don’t have to send save the dates to evening guests. If you choose to, tactfully alter save the date wording to make it clear that they’ll be getting a reception-only invite.

Pick a format

You can choose to send a save the date message by phone or email. It’s a quick and easy option. But you run the risk that messages go unread. Or that your date gets forgotten. A save the date card will take pride of place on fridges and notice boards, regularly reminding guests of your wedding.

Include essentials

You don’t need to share every detail of your big day. But be sure to include the names of the happy couple, the wedding date and the town, county or country in which your wedding will take place. Also, let your guests know that an invitation will follow.

Avoid the unnecessary

Keep things short and sweet. At this point, you don’t need to include the name of your venue, the time of your ceremony or any RSVP details. Save this information for your invitations – or your wedding website.

Reflect your wedding style

A save the date card provides an exciting little taster of what’s to come. So pick save the date wording that reflects the style or theme of your wedding.

Make your cards unique

The words you use in your save the date card are important. And so is the design. Pick a save the date card that has space to include a photo from your engagement shoot. Or that has an illustration you love. That way, there’ll never be another save the date quite like yours.

Save the date wording examples

Save the date cards should reflect your wedding – and you as a couple. They should also give guests a few clues as to what they can expect from your big day.

So if you’re planning a grand, stately wedding, pick traditional save the date wording. But go for a more casual tone if your big day is going to be relaxed and informal.

Scroll down and you’ll find save the date wording examples for destination weddings and evening guests too. So whatever type of wedding you’re planning, we have you covered.

Traditional save the date wording

For couples who like to keep it classic, here are a few traditional save the date wording examples to choose from;

Save the Date

for the wedding of

Katherine Sarah Jones

and

James Christopher Patterson

Saturday, the third of May

Two thousand and twenty-five

Kendal, Cumbria

Formal invitation to follow

Please save the date

to celebrate the marriage of

Katherine Jones

and

James Patterson

Saturday 3rd May 2025

in Kendal, Cumbria

Formal invitation to follow

Save the Date

Katherine Jones

and

James Patterson

request your presence at their wedding

on Saturday 3rd May 2025

in Kendal, Cumbria

Invitation to follow

Katherine Sarah Jones

and

James Christopher Patterson

are delighted to announce their wedding,

which will take place on Saturday the third of May 2025

in Kendal, Cumbria

Please save the date

Invitation to follow

Informal save the date wording

Planning a less traditional wedding celebration? Then take your pick from these informal save the date wording examples.

Kate + Jim are getting married!

Please save the date

3.5.25

Bristol

More details to follow

We’re tying the knot!

Kate & Jim

3.5.25

Bristol

Invite to follow

K & J

Come watch us get hitched!

Please save the date for our wedding

on 3rd May 2025

in Bristol city centre

Invite to follow

Save the date

and dust off your dancing shoes for

Kate & Jim’s wedding!

03/05/25

Bristol

More details to follow

Destination save the date wording

Destination weddings require a slightly different style of save the date. Pick one of these wording examples if you’ll be saying your “I do’s” a long way from home.

Save the weekend!

For the wedding of

Kate Jones and Jim Patterson

in Seville, Spain

From the 2nd to the 4th of May, 2025

Formal invite to follow

Fly with us to…

Seville, Spain

for our destination wedding

Katherine & James

2nd-4th May 2025

Full details to follow

Save the date evening guests wording

You don’t have to send save the date cards to evening guests. But if you like the idea of giving your guests a heads up, here’s how you can word your message.

Save the date

To celebrate the marriage of

Katherine Jones and James Patterson

at our evening reception

3rd May 2025

Mere, Cheshire

Kate & Jim are saying I do!

Please save the date for our evening reception

03/05/25

Mere, Cheshire

Create personalised save the date cards with Inkifi

Sending save the date cards with Inkifi is easy.

We have a range of postcard, calendar and photo strip save the dates for you to choose from. So just pick a design you like, upload a photo of the happy couple and edit your save the date message (using the wording examples above for inspiration).

We’ll print your design on premium quality, textured card. And deliver both cards and envelopes to your door.

Next? Address envelopes, taking care to include the names of all invited guests. Then send personalised save the date cards to friends and family, notifying them of the nuptials to come.

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