Save the dates are informal notices sent out to guests to "save the date" of your upcoming wedding! Basically, only a few pieces of information are necessary: your names, the date, and city of event. In some cases, the venue is mentioned if already booked. I inform my brides and grooms to send them out about 9-12 months before the big day so that guests are able to plan ahead, request time off from work, and get their flights and hotel rooms booked. Here are some of my favorite ideas that I found while browsing Etsy recently.