How to Word Your Save the Dates

Engaged! You’re engaged! Congratulations to the happy couple. If you’re looking for ways to word your save the date, you must be beginning your wedding planning adventure. Hang on tight, it’s a wild ride.

Save the Date Wording

We’re admittedly wedding stationery-obsessed and fully support you sending ALL the wedding-related announcements and invitations possible (and with our cheap prices, you can!). Right after getting engaged, snap a selfie and send a cute engagement announcement. Once you set your wedding date, it’s time to mail a save the date to your guests.

If you’re wondering when to send your save the dates, we’ve got you covered with lots of advice. And if you’re wondering how to word your save the dates, you’ve come to the right place.

Wording your save the dates is super simple! All you need are a few key pieces of information:

step one: declare your news!

Don’t forget this very important step. Simply saying “Save the Date!” is usually hint enough that you’re getting married, but you can include an additional phrase like “We’re Engaged” or “We’re Getting Married!” as well.

step two: add your names

This one is simple! A photo save the date often just needs first names. If you’re doing a non-photo design, include your last names as well.

step three: include your wedding date

The whole reason of sending a save the date is to make sure your loved one mark your wedding day on their calendar. Do not forget the date!

step four: share additional details (optional)

If you’d like to, you may also share information like:

  • Your wedding location. This is especially important for destination weddings.
  • Wedding website. If you’ve set one up and are ready to share it, do!
  • The words “Formal Invitation to Follow”. This might seem like a given, but letting your guests know that a formal invitation will be mailed closer to your wedding date is helpful.


traditional save the date wording

Save the Date
Sydney Henley & Marcus Brown
October 29, 2024 | Chicago, Illinois
Formal invitation to follow

simple save the date wording

Save the Date
Sydney & Marcus

cute save the date wording

All You Need is Love
Sydney & Marcus
are getting married!
10.29.24 | Chicago

destination wedding save the date wording

Pack Your Bags!
Sydney & Marcus
Honolulu, Hawaii
October 29, 2024
More info at

romantic save the date wording

From This Day Forward
Sydney & Marcus
Save the Date
October 29, 2024 | Chicago

funny save the date wording

Save Our Date
Sydney & Marcus
10.29.24 | Chicago, IL

delayed save the date wording

Plans Change, Hearts Don’t
Save our New Date
Sydney & Marcus
10.29.24 | Chicago, IL

That’s a wrap! For even more examples, check out all our cheap save the date cards and give us a shout with any questions. xoxo

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