Save the Date Wording

ideas, examples, and etiquette


Save the Date Wording Ideas

No matter what kind of wording you choose for your save the date cards, there are a few things that you need to be sure to include.  Every wedding save the date should include the couple's names, the date of the wedding, and the location of the wedding.  Skipping any of these three items would leave your guests confused or unable to accurately plan for your wedding day. 

You should also try to include a phrase that lets guests know that a formal invitation will be coming later.  Some common wording for this are simply saying "formal invitations to follow" or "more details to follow."  Save the date cards are still a fairly new

concept and some people (especially older guests) may not know what they are.  You can also include the website address of your wedding website if you have made one.  This is a great way to let guests know more details, learn more about your story, and even find out at what stores you are registered. 

Since save the date cards are more casual than your formal wedding invitations, you have a wide variety of wording ideas to choose from.  Your words can be cute, funny, formal, or creative.  You could use formal wording or do something fun.  Your wording is really up to you.  Just make sure that you keep it classy and that it is true to your personality as a couple. 

Below are some save the date wording ideas along with some examples.  To see more examples of wording ideas for your save the date's, visit the page dedicated to each category. 

Creative Wording Ideas

If you want creative save the date wording, you should include nods toward your personalities or the city where you will be married. 

Start spreading the news!

Joseph and Heather

are getting married on

May 23, 2013

in New York, New York

Cute Wording Ideas

If you want cute save the date wording, you should play on your engagement, knots, or love quotes and poems. 

Joseph asked,

and Heather said "yes!"

Now they are tying the knot on

May 23, 2013

in Atlanta, Georgia

Destination Wording Ideas

If you are having a destination wedding you should refer to traveling or vacations.   Set the theme for a relaxing trip that your guests will take for your wedding.

Come fly with us, come fly, let's fly away!

Heather and Joseph are getting married

in Maui, Hawaii

on May 23, 2013

Email Wording Ideas

If you are sending your save the date cards via internet you could either treat them the same as paper save the date's or you could reference your being green.

We're saving paper,

You save the date!

Joseph and Heather are getting hitched

on May 23, 2013

Raleigh, North Carolina


Formal Wording Ideas

If you are having a very formal wedding, you may want to stick with sending save the date cards that have formal wording as well. 

Please save the date

for the wedding of

Heather Lea


Joseph David

on the twentieth of May, 2014

Akron, Ohio


Fun Wording Ideas

If you are wanting to send save the date cards with fun wording, you could use a unique rhyme or quote with your wording.

Joseph & Heather

We're goin' to the chapel and

We're gonna get married!

On May 23, 2013

in Tampa, Florida


Funny Wording Ideas

If you want funny save the date wording you should reference a funny quirk or characteristic of yourselves or relationship.  You could also use a clean joke or verse.

Tux for Joseph...$$

Dress for Heather...$$$

Wedding Day Expenses...$$$$$

You being there on our special day... Priceless

We're getting married on May 23, 2013 in

Atlanta, Georgia.  Hope you can make it!


Postcard Wording Ideas

If you are sending postcard save the date's you may have less space to work with.  You may also want to keep personal details to a minimum since others can see them.

Save the date!

Heather and Joseph are getting married

May 23, 2013

San Francisco, California


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