Engaged? Congratulations! One of the next steps is to send friends and family a Save-the-Date Announcement. Not sure what to include on your Save-the-Date? Etiquette expert Sue Fox has the following suggestions to help you with wording whether your style is formal or informal.
The format and wording to use
Ensure that you include both names, the date and location of the wedding and since this may be a new concept to some of your guests include an explanation that a formal invitation will follow. The card can be worded quite informally:
Save the weekend of June 19, 2009! Jane and John are getting married!
We’re getting married! You’ll be invited to the wedding that is to take place on June 19, 2009. Please save the date! Jane and John
Joanne Green and Allen Thompson Please Save the Date! We will be getting married on July 25th 2010 in Boston, Massachusetts. Invitation and details to follow.
A more formal approach for a formal wedding might read:
Dear Mr. & Mrs. Myers,
Please save the date of Saturday, June 19, 2009 for the wedding of Joanne Green and Allen Thompson (or full names for a formal card) in Boston, Massachusetts. Invitations to follow.
Mr. & Mrs. William Green
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|Sue Fox is an etiquette expert and contributor to The Stationery Studio. Sue has provided etiquette products, educational material, group training, and private consultations to business professionals, celebrities, corporations, K-12 schools, and colleges for 12 years with her California-based company, Etiquette Survival. Prior to that, she was employed in the hi-tech industry with ten years experience in sales and marketing and event planning at Apple, Inc.
||She is the author of Etiquette For Dummies, (2nd. edition 2007), Business Etiquette For Dummies, (2nd. edition 2008), and Wedding Etiquette For Dummies(1st. editon 2009).Sue is also the Executive Producer of the The Etiquette Survival Kit, a popular series of educational DVDs featuring dining and social etiquette for adults and teens and proper table settings from casual to formal dining.You can learn more about Sue Fox and her books at www.susanannefox.com