Save the Dates
Many couples choose to send out printed save the date cards, prior to the wedding invitation, asking potential guests to keep a particular date free.
While an email or simple message in a Christmas card is a possible alternative, it is likely that people will take more note of a dedicated card arriving by post.
The wording should be kept brief, and just include the basic information about the wedding.
Please Save the Date
for the marriage of
Richard Manners and Caroline Debrett
Saturday 17th July 2010
Invitation to follow