Even formal save the dates are generally worded less formally than the invitation. Writing the date as 06.05.13 or June 5, 2013 is perfectly okay and even more common than “Saturday, the fifth of June, two thousand and thirteen.” Putting your wedding web site on your save the date is a great idea and totally acceptable. It’s traditional to put “invitation to follow” or “formal invitation to follow” on the save the date, but it’s not necessary if you choose a more spare, streamlined wording.

Be inspired by examples of letterpress save the date cards on our blog.