Save the Date Wording Examples From Formal to Fun

, Staff Writer
Updated June 23, 2022
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You’ve got a party coming. It is time to tell all your friends to mark their calendars. Find the perfect wording for your save the date for weddings, birthdays, baby showers and bridal showers. Tips and techniques for creating your save the date can ensure you don’t commit a faux pas.

Sample Save the Date Wording

By definition, a “save the date” tells people to mark their calendars for a special celebration. This could be for any kind of party, but the big ones are weddings, birthdays and showers.

Save the dates can be formal or fun, but they should always set the mood for your affair. Find your inspiration through casual save the date wording or get quirky through these fun, cute and traditional examples.

Examples for a Birthday Party

Whether someone’s turning four or forty, you’ll want your birthday save the date to reflect what people can expect at the party. If this is black tie affair, you’ll want to keep the wording formal. But, if you’re having a fun family BBQ, get creative. If you can make it rhyme, that only adds to the fun!

  • Save the date. Join us to celebrate the 18th birthday of Miss Julia Robin.
  • Save the date. For a 60th birthday party to honor Jennifer Lee Dara.
  • Mark your calendars! Join us for food, family and fun. And of course, Jessie’s 21st birthday.
  • Lordy! Lordy! Julie turns 40. You won’t want to miss this.
  • Don’t miss the fun of Danny turning 1. Save the date!
  • Please save the date. It’s Jennifer’s 30th birthday.
  • We know you have things to do. But, we don’t want you to miss Danny turning two. Save the date.
  • Without you, it will be a bore. Help us celebrate Judy turning 24. Mark your calendar!
  • Save the date for Jessica’s birthday celebration.
  • Because we know you are busy. Save the date for the 27th birthday for Lizzy.
  • We know it’s hard to wait. But Julia’s 43rd birthday has a date. Mark it down.
  • This birthday party will be a big surprise. On May 10th, we will be celebrating Julie being 30 years wise. Save the date.
  • Don’t be late. Save the date. Jennifer’s 40th is coming up!
  • Be our guest. Save the date for Jessica’s 50th birthday.
  • Please plan to join our family in celebrating Richard’s 20th birthday.

Wedding Save the Date Examples

When it comes to a wedding, you’ve got lots of options with your wording. You might keep it simple with a traditional saying or go all out with something wacky that will make your guests chuckle. It’s your day, so let it reflect your personality. Need inspiration? Give these examples a try.

  • Save the date for the wedding of Josy and Adam.
  • Please save the date for the impending nuptials of Sarah & Tony.
  • Johnny & Amanda are getting hitched. You won’t wanna miss this.
  • Save the date. Jackson and Bev are getting married.
  • The ball has found his chain. It’s a day you won’t forget. Mark your calendars now.
  • Open bar! And a wedding. It’s a twofer. Save the date.
  • You don’t want to miss the beginning of this love story. Mark your calendars for Jackie and Scott's wedding.
  • Whoa! It just got real. A real wedding that is. Save the date. Jack and Michael are getting married.
  • It’s definitely a match! Dave and Dala are tying the knot.
  • Save the date. Bride vs. Groom. The action will happen at the altar.
  • Save the date. Enjoy booze, grub, vows and don’t forget the fun!
  • It’s about time. Jack and Jill are getting married.
  • You don’t want to miss this. Save the date.
  • He said yes! Save the date.
  • Don’t be too busy to watch us get wed. Save the date.
  • If you don’t save this date, you’ll definitely regret it. Billy and Greet are getting married.
  • They both swiped right. Save the date now.

Baby Shower Wording Examples

The baby bump is on the rise and it’s time to tell all your friends to save the date. You might keep it simple or go all out. Let your creative juices flow by reading these unique save the date wording examples for baby showers.

  • The bump. The bouncing baby bump. Coming soon. Mark it down.
  • Please save the date to join us for our baby shower.
  • Save the date. Nicole’s baby shower is on August 25th.
  • The stork has arrived. Celebrate Nick and Audrey’s baby shower.
  • Oh, boy! Oh, boy! (Or possibly a girl.) Save the date to find out.
  • One fish and two fish are welcoming a new fish! Save the date to celebrate.
  • Save the date to celebrate the mom-to-be.
  • There’s a nifty new baby. We’re gonna party! Save the date.
  • Save the date. To celebrate the coming of Nick and Nora’s new arrival.
  • A baby is on the way! Let’s get ready for the day! Mark your calendar.
  • Did you hear? Becky and Mike are having a baby! Save the date to celebrate.
  • A newest edition is joining the clan. Mark this day down so you can plan.
  • Save the date. We are going to celebrate the coming birth of Raylene.
  • It’s time to save the day. Help Jill and Ray celebrate the coming arrival of their baby.

Bringing in a Bridal Shower

Get the wording for your bridal shower save the date just right. Whether you want casual save the date wording or something funny and unique, these examples offer a little something for everyone.

  • Brunch & bubbly to celebrate the coming nuptials of Karen Williams. Save the date.
  • Hooray, hooray, we are going to celebrate Karen’s coming wedding. Mark your calendar.
  • Save the date. A bridal shower is on the horizon. Help us to honor Emma Campbell.
  • Because you are friends, Gemma would like you to save the date for her bridal shower.
  • Save the date to join us in honoring Keely Billings, bride-to-be.
  • Because she said yes. We are having a pre-game party to honor the bride-to-be.
  • He put a ring on it. Let’s save the date to honor Kate the bride-to-be.
  • A wedding is coming. But first, save the date to eat some free cake. Let’s celebrate the bride-to-be Sarah.
  • Save the date for Fiona’s bridal brunch.
  • Save the date to celebrate the bride. Join us in celebrating Juliette’s bridal shower on July 5th.
  • The bride-to-be is all giggles and smiles. Save the date to celebrate at her bridal shower.

Tips for Save the Dates

When it comes to save the dates, there are a few things you don’t want to forget. Following these practical tips can save you embarrassment down the road.

  • Keep it clear. Include who, what, where, and when, plus a note that the formal invitation will follow.
  • Send out your save the dates four to six months in advance. You want to give people time to plan.
  • Address a save the date postcard to everyone you want to invite. If you are using a formal save the date, you’ll want to include honorifics (like Mr., Mrs., and Ms.).
  • Have fun, but be sure to include everything a guest will need to know.
  • Don’t go overboard. A save the date is a precursor to an invitation, so you don’t need to add all the details.
  • Sending a save the date through email can work for many occasions. However, when it comes to weddings, it is best to mail or hand them in person.
  • While wording is important, you’ll want to think about imagery too. This allows everything on your save the date to flow seamlessly.

Securing Your Date

Creating a save the date can offer you some fun creativity for your party. Since there isn’t as much information, you can really have fun with it. When you are creating your save the dates, it is important to remember how to formally write the date.