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Wedding Tips #10: Save-the-date Cards

20 December 2016

Sending Save-the-Date cards has become a growing trend in Ireland over the last few years. Whilst traditionally, a bride and groom-to-be would officially announce their wedding with wedding invitations, sending save-the-date cards/evites have a number of benefits to enhance the overall experience of your wedding.

Building Anticipation and Intrigue among your guests

Save the Date cards are normally sent 8-12 months before your wedding day and can be an excellent method of building excitement of the big day. Like a good movie trailer, your save the date cards can set the tone and lay the foundations to an epic wedding through its design or wording. Sending save the date cards is also an exciting time for you as you release snippets of your date to friends and family. Take a look at the excellent examples of designs from Wedfest here.

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Save the Date cards can be sent out to guests at any time, but we would recommend sending them after you confirm your wedding venue/church for your reception and/or ceremony.

Save the Date cards can also be the chance to introduce a chosen unique wedding hashtag for social media. Hashtags are not just for the day itself, they can be used throughout the whole planning stage for you and your guests (for more information on wedding hashtags, visit our specific blog on the topic here).

Maximising Attendance

Save the date cards can be sent nice and early to make sure as many of your friends and family can make it on the day. Early notice for your guests can help them plan around holidays and other occasions, pencilling in your day nice and early to guarantee attendance. This can be particularly important for those of you getting married abroad or on a midweek day.

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Convenience for your guests

Receiving early notice of a potential invite allows your guests the convenience of planning around your day. Things like organising babysitting, travel, time off work and wedding venue accommodation can be arranged sooner rather than later. Here at the hotel, we cannot count the amount of times wedding guests have left it too late to book accommodation and are left disappointed due to unavailability. Early notice of an invite also allows your guests time to save to the big day.

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