Everything About Save The Dates and Wedding Invitations

We at The Oaks understand that wedding planning can be a bit stressful and comes with a lot of questions. Where should I hold the wedding? How long in advance should I notify my guests? And lots more. To make your planning easier, we would like to give you as many insights as we can! Firstly, we’re a great location for you to hold your wedding in Maryland and we’d love to hear from you so why not reach out to us? In the meantime, here is what you need to know about save the dates and wedding invitations.

  • Save The Date

The save the date card is a notice to your guests for them to save that date. Its purpose is more about telling people not to make any plans on the said day. It does not contain much about the details of the wedding, because sometimes those details are yet to be settled, still, you want your guests to add your big day to their agenda.

What Do I Include?

Your save the date should include your names, the date and details of the location. You should also let your guests know that a formal invitation will be sent at a later date.

When Do I Send It?

The right time to send your save the date depends on the kind of wedding you’re having. A safe time is between 6 to 12 months before the wedding. If you are having a destination wedding, you need to give your guests plenty of time to make arrangements so between 9 to 12 months before the date is advisable.

  • Wedding Invitations

It is time for your wedding invitations when you have finally settled all the aspects of your wedding. For this one, all formalities are required and all the details should be included. Choose a gorgeous design that matches your wedding theme and do your invitations with enough time in advance to fix any mistakes.

What Do I Include?

Your wedding invitations should include all the information about your wedding:

Date and time.

Location for the ceremony and reception

Dress code.

Wedding website


Directions and map etc

When Do I Send It?

From 6 to 8 weeks before the event is a great time to send your wedding invitations.

The Oaks is a premier location for your fairytale wedding in Maryland. We offer spacious guest rooms and extraordinary waterfront event facilities. We still have dates available in 2019, so give us a call to book a private tour of our location. We’ll be waiting to hear from you.