Save The Date Wording Examples

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Zola paper wedding invitation and two save the date cards in Sparrow Bloom design in color Cranberry
Save the date and matching invitation in Zola's Sparrow design

So now that you know a bit more about STDs (it still doesn’t get old)—that’s save the dates, for those of you who are new here—let’s talk about how to actually write this thing. Save the date wording should be short and sweet, and communicate just the basic information guests need to know: who is getting married, where, and when. The save the date should prompt guests to do the following: 

  1. Check their calendars.
  2. Write down your wedding date on said calendar.
  3. Begin to think about attending your wedding, especially if travel is necessary.
Wedding invitation and save the date card in Morrison design sold on Zola.com

Paper invitation and matching save the date in Zola’s Morrison Rise design

You should also make it clear to guests than a real invitation will follow the save the date—this is just a “heads up!,” so to speak. If you’ve already set up your fabulous Zola wedding website, then absolutely include your website link so guests can go online and read more for themselves. You can also choose to include instructions for guests to RSVP online, if you’re doing online RSVPs and you’ve already set up your Zola Guest List with built-in RSVP tracker. Some folks will definitely know they plan on attending, so why not let them tell you as soon as possible. Having an early sense of your guest count can also help with all sorts of planning logistics, like deciding how many buses to reserve or how many dinner tables you’ll need to rent.

Zola paper save the date in Napa frame design in color Green

Napa Frame save the date design on Zola

For even more guidance, check out our below examples of save the date wording based on different degrees of wedding formality and mood. Get inspired, and then modify to make the language feel like your own.

Formal

 

Meghan Markle and Prince Henry of Wales
are getting married in London
May 19, 2018
Formal invitation to follow

 

Please save the date
to celebrate the marriage uniting
George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin
September 27, 2014
Venice, Italy
Formal invitation to follow

Traditional

 

Please save the date
to share in the joy of
Gisele Bundchen
and
Thomas Brady
at their marriage on February 26, 2009
in Santa Monica, CA
Invitation to follow

 

Please save the date
for the wedding of
Neil Patrick Harris to David Burtka
September 6, 2014
Perugia, Italy
Formal invitation to follow

Zola paper wedding invitations and save the dates including the Blake Frame and the Woads Frame designs

A few of Zola’s save the date designs, including Blake Frame (left) and Woads Frame (bottom).

Casual

 

Save the date!
April 4, 2008
for the wedding celebration of Beyonce and Jay Z
New York City
Formal invitation to follow

 

Jessica and Justin
are tying the knot!
Friday 19 October 2012
Fasano, Italy
Invitation to follow

 

Whimsical

We’re spreading the news!
Ellen and Portia are getting hitched!
Please save the date: 8/16/08
in Beverly Hills, California
Invitation to follow

 

Will proposed…
Jada said yes!
Join us on December 31, 1997
as we say, “I do!”
in Baltimore, Maryland
Invitation to follow

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