The big party is still weeks away, but you are already hard at work on party preparations. Make sure your guests keep their schedules free for your party by sending "save the date" cards out before your party invitations. This can be especially important if your party will be held on a holiday weekend or if you have out-of-town guests on the guest list.
Prepare and send the "save the date" cards approximately two months before your party.
Include the words "Save the Date" at the top of the cards, and put the party occasion immediately beneath these words. For example, if the party is a surprise birthday party, you might write, "Save the Date! We are surprising Richard with a surprise birthday party!"
Place the party date on the next line down, followed by the time of the party on the next line. The next line down should list the location of the party, including the street address.
Include any special instructions guests may need to know, such as food you would like them to bring or what style attire they should wear.
Provide suggestions for lodging if your guests will need overnight accommodations to attend your party.
Tips & Warnings
- Do not include any R.S.V.P. instructions on a "save the date" card. R.S.V.P. instructions belong in the invitation, which you will send out closer to the date of the party.
- Do not include gift registry details in a "save the date" card.
- Photo Credit Enveloppes multicolores image by Gautier Willaume from Fotolia.com
50th Anniversary Save-a-Date Etiquette
Save-the-date cards are notes sent out to prospective guests for an event such as a wedding or party. The cards are intended...
How to Write an 80th Birthday Invitation
An 80th birthday is a milestone that should be properly marked. The party can range from an elaborate elegant event to a...
- Corporate Save-the-Date Ideas
Save-the-Date Ideas for a Birthday
People often send save-the-date invitations for important upcoming events, parties and other gatherings. With schedules becoming busier and families involved in more...
What to Write on a Save the Date Invitation
A save-the-date card is an important part of your wedding process, especially if you have many out-of-town guests, are planning a destination...