Once you hit a certain age, weddings become an increasingly common occurrence.
Although every couple is different, there’s one thing that almost always appears: the “save the date” card guests receive in the mail.
It’s a great traditional notice for attendees to pencil the date in on their calendar, but it also also be a great way to get your guests excited for the big day!
Looking to design and print your own save the dates? Check out our list below to find a design that suits your style!
1. If you’re into small, glass vessels, then this save the date featuring a message in the bottle sets a wonderfully romantic tone to your upcoming nuptials.
2. I’m personally a fan of vintage handkerchiefs, and this couple had the dates printed on them - a good way to prepare guests for potential tears!
3. This design highlights the location of your wedding. It's helpful if you’re having a destination ceremony.
4. Have you ever heard of tying a string on your finger as a way to remind yourself about something? This save the date is an adorable play on this old-school trick.
5. There’s a little work involved with this save the date. You have to blow up the balloon to read the information. How fun!
6. I’ll admit it - I’m partial to illustrations. I love the floral accents paired with the hand-lettered information. It gives it a special, personalized touch.
7. If you and your fiance are pet lovers (and have a patient dog), then this clever save the date is the perfect way to incorporate your furry friend into the festivities.
8. Are you getting married in a library? (I had friends who did and it was beautiful!) If so, then revive the dewey decimal system with these properly-themed cards.
9. Sometimes you don’t need photos, illustrations or a gimmick. Creative yet well-done lettering can say it all.
10. Can’t you already tell by this save the date this wedding will be colorful, quirky and fun? Never underestimate the power of it to set the tone.
11. For the couple who are fans of 'Bad Boys 2', your save the date has arrived (as long as you’re OK with the curse words!)
12. Infographics are a great, bold way to tell your story as a couple in an easily digestible way.
13. This save the date uses a train ticket to mark the special day. Simple but effective.
14. Feel like you won the lottery when you scratch away to reveal the date!
15. If you want engagement photos to be part of your save the date, then how about this idea? Print, draw or sew your wedding date onto a bunting and then photograph yourself holding it. It’s a subtle and sweet way to announce your day!
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There are a million ways you can design your save the date. I’m personally a fan of the out-of-the-box approach, and I’ve highlighted a couple of ways you can incorporate objects (like glasses and balloons!) into them. But maybe that’s not your thing, and that’s OK!
Remember well-shot, clear photographs go a long way and this little piece of information will set the theme for your future wedding. Be mindful of that and have fun!