Deciding on the perfect invitation suite for your wedding is key to setting the vision for your big day. But if you think you can bypass the Save the Dates and head straight for the invitation, think again. Save the Dates play an essential role in prepping your guests for your wedding. Here are reasons why you should order them for your wedding.

GIVES GUESTS PREP TIME
Perhaps the must important reason to add the Save the Date to your invitation suite is that it shares the date with all of your guests. Unlike the invitation which should arrive in guests mailboxes 6-8 weeks prior to the wedding, the Save the Date should arrive six months prior to the affair. This gives them time to prepare and plan out the rest of their summer, for example. If they want to take a trip to Greece over the summer, now they can arrange their trip around your big day. It also give them time to plan travel to your wedding destination.

SETS THE VISION FOR YOUR DAY
Every bride should have a vision for their big day. The Save the Date is the first sneak peak into the vision of your day. Your colors, fonts, dress code, theme; these all help provide an inkling into what type of wedding you are having. If you are branding your wedding from the beginning starting with the Save the Date all the way to the end with the Thank you card, everything should be consistent if you want to have cohesive event.

SHARE YOUR WEDDING WEBSITE
A Save the Date card is pretty simple. It simply shares your date, location and gives you a chance to show off those adorable engagement photos you took. If you are creating a wedding website this should also be shared on the Save the Date card. The wedding website is a place where all your guests can go for updates on your wedding (and will save you a lot of phone calls and emails!). Your wedding website is the go-to- place where they can get information on accommodation options, an opportunity to share your love story, the bridal party, all the wedding weekend events, details about the venues, travel recommendations and your registry.

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