In planning big events such as a milestone birthday invitation or wedding invitation, sending out save the date invitations just spell good etiquette.

Save the date cards are very popular pre-invitations to weddings -- especially destination weddings. It is an expected courtesy for guests to have time to make travel and hotel arrangements for the event. Others, however, simply send out save the date formal invitations to give guests a heads up that they are going to be invited to the event, and that they should get ready to mark their calendar. In general, save the date cards should be mailed four to six months before the event, or even earlier for events that require extensive travel arrangements.

The beauty of save the date invitations come with the fact that you will only need to send them to those whom you are planning on inviting to your wedding. However, once they are sent, there is no turning back, so you can compile an accurate guest list from thereon out. Unlike actual simple invitations that contain more details about the event, save the date invitations can provide only the basic details: date, location, and event website if applicable.

Because of its nature, it is perfectly acceptable to send out save the date invitations via email or social media. After all, it is very easy to update the event page in real-time. However, physical invitations add a certain intimacy for your guests, and are more likely to be put somewhere visible to serve as a reminder to your less tech-savvy friends and relatives.

No matter what kind of save the date invitation you choose to send, make sure that they come in eye-catching designs that will grab your guests’ attention. Thankfully, Template.net offers a wide variety of ready made, highly customizable, save the date invitations with creative themes and designs for you to choose from. Each of these templates come with high-quality images and graphics created by a team of professional designers, to act as your base. They are all highly editable, with downloadable, premium designs made available in multiple file formats including Microsoft Publisher and Adobe Photoshop, to make them printable at your convenience.

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