Save-the-date - Etiquette

Save the date are the first informations to send your guests as you want to make sure they will attend you wedding celebration. 

very popular those last years, Save-the-Date are a must have when planning a destination wedding.

#1 | Save-the-date: when to be sent?

Save the date are sent prior the formal invitations.

As soon as you have the venue and so the date, you can work on the save-the-date.

=> If you start planning your wedding less than 1 year before the wedding : Ideally January / February of the year of your wedding.

It’s the perfect time to mention your happy celebration to come. 

=> If you’re planning your wedding more than 15 months before te wedding day : ideally as soon as you have the venue confirmed. 

#2 | Save-the-date: what format?

Let’s be creative : you have several possibilities!


  • WhatsApp 
  • E-mail 


  • Card with words only
  • Photo of you two

Note: if you plan to have paper save-the-date, make sure you have the final design already done at this stage. This first card you send gives the tone of your wedding’s aesthetic.

#3 | Save-the-date: what infos ?
  • Your two names
  • Date of your wedding (several days if appropriate)
  • Location (area)
  • Inclue a note that let your guests know that a formal invitation will follow.
#4 | 🇺🇸 🇬🇧 Save-the-date: text examples in English

Example 1

Please join us in Provence as Alexandria G— & Nicholas H—- exchange vows Saturday, June 17, 2033, Fontvieille – France

Invitation and details to follow

Example 2

Please save the date
for the wedding of Alexandria
June, 17, 2033
Fontvieille, Provence, FRANCE
Formal invitation to follow

Example 3

Please save the date
for the marriage celebration of
on June, 17, 2033
in Fontvieille, Provence, FRANCE
Invitation to follow

#5 | 🇫🇷 Save-the-date: Exemples de textes en Français

Exemple 1

Alexandria & Nicholas se marient le Samedi 17 Juin 2033 en Provence, France.

Réservez cette date pour être à nos côtés en ce grand jour.

Faire-part à venir avec toutes les informations.

Exemple 2

Un grand jour se prépare…celui de notre mariage en Provence!

Parce que nous comptons sur votre présence, voici d’ores et déjà une date à retenir : le Samedi 17 Juin 2033.

Faire-part officiel à suivre.

Alexandria & Nicholas.

Exemple 3

En attendant un faire-part plus officiel, merci de retenir dès aujourd’hui la date du Samedi 17 Juin 2033 pour nous faire l’immense joie de votre présence à l’occasion de notre mariage en Provence.

Alexandria & Nicholas.

Exemple 4

Au verso
Save the date
Mariage Alexandria & Nicholas

Au recto
C’est parti pour l’aventure…
Nous nous marions
le samedi 17 juin 2033!

Faire-part à venir

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