Stationery: Wedding Invitation vs. Wedding Save-the-Date

Today's wedding invitations have evolved into something more colorful and personal than their predecessors. Traditionally, an invitation was a formal tool with the simple task of informing invitees of an event. Today, an invitation is often one of a kind in terms of its design and wording, each chosen to reflect the personality of its sender. With that said, we decided to dedicate this blog post to paper products, as many people tend to overlook the importance of this area. 

At Bash Dubai Wedding Planners, we believe in embracing traditions while mixing in modern elements. There is a certain beauty to an elegant, and very classic invitation set. When it comes to wedding stationery, we are very particular about quality and wording. And for the right reasons. If you really think about it, an invitation is just as important as the wedding itself. Feeling the texture of the paper, discovering the story told within the design and the wording makes the recipient physically connected with the sender. Not to mention that often these sets have an afterlife and turn into cherished keepsakes or wall arts. Therefore, we recommend going with the best quality you can afford, even if it means sticking to a simpler design. If you try to cut corners to save money, you might end up with a poorly finished product that you wouldn't dare sending out. 

If you really want to experiment with design, we recommend doing it with your save-the-dates. Save the date cards are sent approximately 4 to 6 months before your wedding; invitations are sent 6 to 8 weeks before your wedding date. While sending out an invitation is a must; a save the date is only optional, though we highly encourage our couples to send them. Think of your save the date as an informal greeting to reveal that you are getting married and that you have set your date. These cards do not have to match your wedding invitation and can be more unexpected in style and paper. In fact, we like to get super creative with these cards.  

Of course, at the end of the day, it's up to you, only you what design, printing method and paper products will you include in your wedding day. We hope these tips will help you along the way. If you have a question, submit it to the comment section or feel free to email us at and we'll swoop in to help. 



We believe incredible events need to go beyond just great design. Our events create experiences that integrate design with the finest dining elements, music, entertainment and surprises, building up an energy from start to finish.

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