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Formal Save the Date

There's just something about going for a classic wedding design. If you agree, there are near-countless formal save the date designs you can choose from at Bliss & Bone. Our curated selection features all of the appropriate wording and necessary information to include about your celebration. Once you've determined the best fit for your fete, head over to review our many coordinating wedding websites, invitations, and more.

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Designing Formal Save the Dates with the Experts at Bliss & Bone

A formal wedding is an elevated, elegant affair that focuses on the love you and your partner share. This wedding style informs the attire, decor and much more. And if you love the idea of a formal wedding, you should have the stationery that matches it. A formal Save the Date can serve as the ideal primer for your guests about your future festivities. 

In this guide, we will explain the best formal Save the Date wording and etiquette rules, the best ideas for your design and how you can get started on your own set of cards.

What Is a Formal Save the Date?

Before we can explain what a formal Save the Date is, we need to cover the concept of a formal wedding. “Formal” typically refers to the requested attire, and it is interpreted as a slightly more upscale version of cocktail attire. Recommended items to wear include long or tea-length dresses and dark suits. You might also see a formal Save the Date created for a black tie wedding or black tie optional event. 

Formal Save the Dates are classic and most are printed. While online versions are becoming more popular and widely accepted among etiquette experts, the most formal options are printed Save the Dates

Formal Save the Date Wording and Etiquette

There are several components to formal Save the Date wording, and a few more etiquette rules that go with preparing and sending them out to your guests. For starters, your formal Save the Date should go out about six to eight months prior to the wedding day. And while there are stricter “rules” for wedding invitation etiquette, but any formal Save the Date should include a few key pieces:

  • The wedding date: You will need to include the exact date of your wedding. If you are hosting a multi-day wedding or other events before or after the ceremony and reception, make that clear in your formal Save the Date wording. 

  • The wedding location: While you do not need to provide the exact spot where your ceremony and reception will be held, you should detail the city and state. If all of your guests are relatively local, you can also simply write down the city name.

  • The wedding couple’s names: Do not forget the guests of honor! Your guests should know exactly who is being celebrated, so make your and your partner’s names prominent on the formal Save the Date.

  • The URL for your wedding website: An optional but super helpful addition to your formal Save the Date cards is a link to your wedding website. This can connect guests to a site full of photos, travel and lodging recommendations and even an RSVP platform

In addition to formal Save the Date wording, there are other etiquette-related guidelines to keep in mind. First of all, Save the Dates are optional but highly recommended. Your guests need time to plan out their attendance, and providing them with this formal “heads up” will give them time for any work or childcare arrangements. And if you send out a Save the Date, you need to follow up with a formal wedding invitation

Examples of Formal Save the Dates

If you are interested in printed formal Save the Date cards, there are quite a few options to explore at Bliss & Bone. See below for a highlighted selection of these special Save the Dates:

  • Modern-minimalist formal Save the Date: An ultra-chic black tie affair would go perfectly with a Save the Date like the Ashton design. With a white card, black text and gray envelope, it has a beautiful setup that puts an emphasis on the text.

  • Tropical formal Save the Date: You can easily host a formal or black tie wedding in a tropical environment. The Beckett Save the Date, for instance, has a subtle background showcasing tropical leaves in motion.

  • Formal Save the Date with a photo: Photo Save the Dates are incredibly popular because they give you an opportunity to share an adorable image of you and your partner. You can use a photo from your engagement photoshoot or any other time in your relationship. The Avery Save Date is a fabulous option for photo-loving couples.  

The intimacy of a sweet photo or the formal style of a classic printed Save the Date are dreamy examples of options within this broad category. Sit down with your partner, review your choices and see which ones you are both gravitating toward. 

Start Creating Your Formal Save the Date Cards Today

At this point, you should feel ready to get to work on your formal Save the Dates. Just remember that our team is here to help with anything you need, and you are encouraged to contact us online or send an email to hello@blissandbone.com