If you’re in the midst of wedding planning, you know that there are a million and one things to do—and that’s before you’ve even sent out your invitations! One thing you might not have considered (or maybe have considered and are procrastinating on) is sending out save-the-date cards. Trust us, though, it’s something you’ll want to check off your to-do list as soon as possible. Here’s why:
Your Guests Will Appreciate the Advance Notice
Weddings often require guests to travel, whether it’s across the country or just across town. By sending out save-the-dates well in advance, you’re giving your guests the time they need to make travel arrangements, book hotels, etc. The last thing you want is for someone you wanted to be there unable to attend because they couldn’t get the time off work or secure childcare. Giving them plenty of notice ensures that won’t happen.
You'll Have More Time to Plan (and Change Your Mind)
The further in advance, you send out your save-the-dates, the more time you’ll have to plan other aspects of your wedding—and trust us, there’s a lot to consider! You also won’t have to worry about scrambling at the last minute if you suddenly decide you want to change your venue or date. The sooner you send them out, the less likely it is that something will come up that derails your plans.
Sending out save-the-date cards may seem like one more thing on an already long list of wedding planning tasks, but it’s something worth doing—and doing as soon as possible. Your guests will appreciate the advanced notice, and you’ll have more time to plan (and change your mind) if necessary. So go ahead and check “send save-the-dates” off your list—you’ll be glad you did!