IS SAVE THE DATE CARD IMPORTANT ?
Yes and only Yes would be my first reaction if you asked me this question. Although it's a fairly recent trend to catch up in the Indian wedding market but it's been a long standing tradition abroad! It's one of the most important things that I would suggest you add to you TO-DO list today and Here are simple 3 reasons why :
1. Save the Dates help you plan far in advance.
Since save the dates tell guests they can expect an invitation to the wedding, save the dates gets you in planning mode even earlier in the game. Save the dates are typically sent 6-9 months period to the wedding for abroad and 3-4 months to local guests, which means you’ll already have a stellar guest list all set (specifically addresses and contacts for the formal invites) finalized, and ready to go that far in advance. You’ll have concrete numbers for tables, favours, and other elements, which means less stress for you in the long run. (Always a good thing)
2. Save the Dates is not just the date.
Sure, these cards tell guests when the wedding date is, but save the dates do so much more: they get guests amped up for the big day! You’d be surprised how exciting it is to receive a save the date when you’re a guest. For instance, I received a save the date last month from my bestie Ella, and while I was already excited about the wedding, the date in print made me even that much giddier. Oh, and those adorable save the date postcards or magnets? Love them! I have my friend Alex and Tyler's picture postcard from last year tacked to my fridge and I smile when I look at it – those adorable lovebirds!
3. Advanced notice means more guests can actually attend.
Obvious, yes, but still worth the mention. Save the dates give traveling guests advance time to book travel, beg their boss for time off, shop for an adorable new clothes, you know the drill! Guests who are local can take the day off of work and make other accommodations to ensure the date is set in stone on the calendar but it's not that easy to cross the seven seas unless you are Daenerys Targaryen and have 3 spare dragons to take you around (GoT fans would understand this). But A Save the Date can ensure guests have your date circled on the calendar!
I hope that these reasons are enough to convince you and make you say "I DO" ! If you want any more, just leave a comment ! Also, never forget that Save the Date is just an announcement, you must send a formal invite with all the details to your guests before the wedding!