You've finally picked your wedding date- now that the day is set, letting all of your family and friends know is the next step. If you're not sure what type of save the date you want, you've come to the right place! We're here to help you create DIY invitations and stationery templates to make your events unforgettable. There is a style and design for everyone, so you can create one you'll love. Something to keep in mind: send your save the dates as soon as you've chosen the day so that family and friends can have plenty of time to plan for your upcoming wedding. Here are 6 save the date ideas to help get the excitement started and to help your guests circle the date on their calendars.
Send your family and friends something personal with a save the date postcard. They're small and adorable, and make for a fun memento for your guests. You can even write personalized notes on the back that your loved ones will cherish. You can also turn the postcard into a mini calendar with your wedding date circled in the shape of a heart and maybe even a photo of you and your partner. These are great options if you're looking for something small but still insanely cute.
JENNA Collection Save the Date Postcard
ELLIE Collection Save the Date Calendar Postcard
Photo save the dates are a great way to show off the engagement photos of you and your partner. They're a fun and creative way to put your favorite photos front and center for everyone to see. Make your save the date your favorite photo with some written details, or turn it into a mini photo collage. You can never go wrong with photographs of you and your significant other, and they will serve as a reminder of the beginning stages of your wedding day love story. Your guests will love receiving these in the mail.
ADELLA Collection Photo Save the Date
WILLOW Collection Photo Save the Date
Simple doesn't have to mean boring- in fact, it can be effortlessly pretty. If you're looking for something a little more simple, a minimalist save the date is always a great option. Choose a template and edit it to match your wedding day colors- or keep them in black and white with a small design or photograph. Designs with scripted fonts and attention to detail will always be in style. These are perfect for the couple that wants to keep things easy and elegant, but still incredibly beautiful.
CAITLIN Collection Minimalist Save the Date
KENDRA Collection Minimalist Save the Date
For the bride and groom that are looking to help out the environment a little, or have a lot of guests that live far away, these are a great option. Virtual invitations are becoming more popular, and for good reason. You don't have to worry about printing and mailing them, and they can be accessed directly from your phone. Guests can reply to their online RSVP's easily, and both parties won't have to wonder if their invitation will get lost in the mail. There are so many great styles for you to chose from that you can find exactly what you're looking for.
KINSLEY Collection Virtual Save the Date
HARUMI Collection Virtual Save the Date
Looking for a save the date that is not only beautiful but unforgettable? Watercolor invitations are the perfect addition. If you're having a destination wedding, or you want to show off the city you'll be tying the knot, finding a design that resembles it will truly capture your special day. There are many different states, countries, and cities to chose from, so you can truly find your perfect match. We love watercolor invites because they have so much attention to detail and are always one of a kind. Perfect for the couple who wants something artistic and special.
SAN MIGEUL DE ALLENDE Watercolor Save the Date
TELLURIDE Watercolor Save the Date
We love a good theme save the date. If your wedding is taking place either on or near a holiday, why not make your save the date match the season or holiday. Your save the dates can be fun and creative, and that's what themes are all about. Think skulls or pumpkins for Halloween, pine trees or poinsettias for the holidays, or even hearts for Valentine's Day. Designs that coordinate with the time of year you're tying the knot can are fun and will certainly be memorable. It's a nice way to keep your save the dates in line with your wedding theme.
NOVA Collection Halloween Save the Date
INGE Collection Christmas Save the Date
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