WEDDING TIP: Wedding Invitation Etiquette

Updated: Dec 4, 2019

When it comes to one of the most special occasions in life - your wedding - choosing the right stationery and wording will help to set the right tone and feel. Here are a few basic tips when it comes to wedding invitation etiquette.


Save the date cards are a perfect way to get your wedding guests excited and get them to mark their calendars while setting the tone for your special day. Save the dates are especially important for destination weddings as it gives your guests time to plan, arrange travel and request time off from work.

Information on this card should include:

  • Name of bride and groom

  • Wedding date

  • Wedding location

  • Wedding website (if applicable)

  • A note saying: "Invitation to Follow"

To whom should it be sent?

Only to those who are getting a formal invitation

When should it be sent?

  • Local Wedding: 4 months before wedding

  • Destination Wedding: 8 to 12 months before wedding