Save the date cards are a great idea in this day and age as we all live such busy lives and make plans so far in advance. Save the date cards can be sent out well in advance of your wedding invitations to ensure that your guests save the date for your big day. Once you have finalised all the details of your wedding you can then send your wedding invitations out with all the necessary information (reply cards, gift list, maps, hotel details etc.)
Save the date cards are especially useful if your guests are traveling far and need to make travel and accommodation arrangements or if your weddings is planned for bank holiday weekend or festive periods where your guests are likely to make plans well in advance. To cut down on expense an email is also a great way of spreading the news of your wedding date before you send out your invitations and save the dates can be ordered just for those guests who don’t use the internet regularly.