The most effective save-the-dates are those that are brief and to the point. You don’t want to include too much information because that’s what the invitations are for. Save-the-dates are mainly just to let your guests know to hold your wedding date and to expect an invitation in the coming months ahead leading to your wedding. All you really need to include in your save-the-date are your names, the wedding date, and the general location of the wedding (like the city and state). You also want to include, “Invitation to Follow” so guests know to expect it and not wonder where the rest of the information for your wedding is.
Your want your save-the-date to be eye catching. Adding to many words to it would cause too much clutter and the letters would be too small to read. Don’t forget to include a photo of the two of you in your lovely message!