RSVPs and Save the Date emails can make a huge difference when you’re hosting a baby shower. But is it okay to send both? Yes, absolutely! You can send a baby shower Save the Date email and also send out RSVPs.
These emails have different uses, and both are helpful. Your Save the Date can give you a headcount of whom to expect — though invitees are not required to respond at this point, unless you combine your Save the Date with your RSVPs.
Mostly, it lets them know to not plan anything else for the date of the baby shower.
An RSVP, on the other hand — sent out closer to the party date — will give more details and let guests know about the particulars. It’s also the time when they will respond, and how you’ll get a final headcount.
Here are some Save the Date baby shower ideas to keep in mind.
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Save the Date Email Etiquette
A baby shower usually is to honor the mother-to-be. Because of this, you should add her name to the Save the Date baby shower email. However, if the party is co-ed, the host should also add the father’s name.
Add the names at the top of the card so guests know right away who the party is for. If the couple wants to, and if they already know it, you can also add the baby’s name as well. Though this is less common, as many people choose not to reveal the name until after the baby is born.
After you add the names, add the date — this is the most essential part of the baby shower’s Save the Date wording. The date should go right under the names of the mother and father. That way, guests will see it right away.
Another important element to include is the location of the shower — especially important being whether it’s hybrid or in person. Be sure to give the address for the physical location of the party, and/or include the link for the baby shower website.
This will allow your guests to go directly to the website and see all the extra details about the event.
Also, make sure to tell guests not to forget to RSVP, which applies if you’re combining it with your Save the Date! The more people that respond, the easier it will be to plan the baby shower.
Last, add any other important information the guests should be aware of. This might be whether or not to bring presents, what to wear if it’s a hybrid event, and so on.
Here’s a quick recap of what to include on your Save the Date for a baby shower:
- Names — mother, father, baby (if parents want to include their baby’s name)
- Link to baby shower website
- RSVP link (if you’re combining the Save the Date and RSVP)
- Other important information
Why Use a Save the Date Email?
A Save the Date email lets all of your guests know in advance about the date and location for the baby shower. It’s an excellent way to give them a heads up to make sure they are free the day of the event. An RSVP with WebBabyShower’s unlimited invites allows you to track your emails, and lets you see who has viewed your email and who’s responded to it.
If you choose to combine your Save the Date and RSVP into one email, you can get a guest headcount quickly. This can help with planning games, activities, and food — especially if the baby shower is hybrid or in person.
Parties get expensive quickly, and knowing how many people will attend can help you budget effectively. Remember that when you create an RSVP, you’ll see who has responded “yes” or “no” for the baby shower.
WebBabyShower’s invite emails are super easy to create. You can choose a theme, include baby shower Save the Date wording, and more — all in just a couple of minutes.
It’s a fast way to communicate with those you’re inviting to the party. Plus, the invite system is incredibly versatile, allowing you to make Save the Dates, RSVPs, etc.
Since your WebBabyShower experience includes the invite system, it won’t cost you any extra to create and send your invites when you use our platform.
Emailed rather than mailed invites can save you tons of money. Plus, if you mail invites, you could be waiting weeks for a response.
With our invite system, you can easily see who has read your email, in addition to who is going to be attending the baby shower. It’s the fastest and easiest way to stay organized for your event.
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A Save the Date invite is a nice added detail that helps guests (and you, the host) stay organized.
If you remind people about the date and the party a couple of times through Save the Dates and RSVPs, you may get more people to attend. They’ll also be well informed and know what to expect from the party.
Opting for Save the Date emails can save you money and time, and help you communicate easily with guests.