Friday, December 12, 2008

Save the Date Invitations

Save the date cards have become so popular over the past few years. I have always been the type to want to know the proper way that things should be done. After a little research I found the following viewpoint on

----------------------------Save the Date by Meg Massie------------------------------

Save the date (STD) cards are an optional way to notify your guests of your wedding date before sending out invitations. You are not required to send them out and if you do, you are not required to send them to everyone on your guest list. You can save money by sending them only to out of town guests and people who will have to make arrangements well in advance, with more time than the invitation allows.

If you send them and to whom is up to you, but there is one very important rule of etiquette that you must not break. I'm really not even sure why this is a question at all, but here it is: Do not send a save-the-date card to someone unless you are definitely inviting them to the wedding! You are telling them to set aside this date, so if you end up not inviting them, you see how this would be a huge slap in the face. Those who get save-the-dates expect invitations as well, and rightfully so. As far as save-the-dates are concerned, this is the only steadfast rule of etiquette. Those who break it will be immediately labeled with bride- and groomzilla branding irons.

Thanks Meg! I like the idea of sending out STD invites to the individuals out of town, so with that being said let's take at look at some fabuluos save the date hopefuls...

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