What’s the difference…

yesterday someone asked me what made the save the date announcement different from the actually wedding invitation. I thought I knew the answer, but I didn’t have a clear answer, so I did some investigating, and found out the standard rule of thumb for both the save the date and the wedding invitation, and some really pretty examples of both!


 As you can see in the photo above, there is not a lot of info on the save the date. Just the basic information, names, date, and an announcement of the formal invite your guest can plan on receiving.Save the date announcement are generally sent out eight Months before the wedding. They are not necessary, but are good to send out if you have guests that will have to travel to go to your wedding. They can be as simple as a post card or as unique as a concert ticket, like the one depicted below.


One last note on save the dates, it is probably a good idea to send out save the dates if you are having a summer wedding since the summertime can be a busy time of year for people. It shows your guests that you are not only  excited to share the news, but you respect their time as well.

Wedding invitations should be sent out six to eight weeks before the wedding, no less than six weeks  These should have all the information your guests need to know about your wedding. 


Here is a little check list of the information that a wedding invitation should have:

1. Names

2. Date

3. Venue address 

4. Map of the general area of the venue. 

5. Separate RSVP card

Thank you for reading the Pretty Bride Shop’s planning tip of the week. Have a great day!

Here are the links of the shops I found the amazing save the dates,and invitations:






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