Your save the date design sets the scene for your wedding. Formal, sassy or a destination escape — this is your chance to send a first impression of your wedding theme, color or location. Sidestep the electronic route and delight your guests with authentic stationery that will excite their senses!
For an elegant twist on popular timeline save the dates, choose two significant dates in your history and one yet to come, and have watercolor illustrations to depict them. Photo: With Love and Embers, Stationery: Momental Designs
For a unique twist on classic details, shake up the shape of your save the date. This elegant circular example (top) combines classic hallmarks of wedding invites: metallic foil, calligraphy and letterpress dimension. Other shapes to consider? Geometric hexagons, triangles, squares or even geological gem shapes, like the ones on the bottom here. Circle: Bella Figura. Gem: And Here We Are
Weddings have a tendency to lean to the theatrical, so these vintage cinema-style save the dates are a lovely way to hint at that. These are less cheesy B-movie and more old Hollywood elegance. Stationery: Studio Seed
Bold, graphic save the dates based on an antique-style botanical diagram would be perfect for museum or botanical garden weddings. Stationery: Trevor Rogers
Angling for a useful save the date design that won’t languish on the kitchen fridge? Coasters are an elegant option substantial paper for a luxe experience Top: Stamped cork coasters by Brittney Nichole. Bottom: Foil-pressed coasters with glitter envelope liners by Charm & Fig
Sadly, photobooths are much harder to find than they used to be, making photostrip save the dates a throwback hard to pull off. Luckily Instagram and an array fun associated programs makes it easier than ever to print and share your supercute photos, such as with this save the date DIY from Something Turquoise.
Combining typography and texture make these save the dates anything but ordinary. Stationery: Jenny Tod
Another option for the useful save the date fans, these eco-friendly notebooks have a cover made of seeded paper (and all of the wedding details, of course) with a design perfect for rustic weddings. Stationery: Botanical Paperworks
Some helpful tips and rules to follow if you aren’t sure if you need save the dates: Etiquette states to send them out them out four to six months ahead of the ceremony. They’re especially appreciated by guests who will be travelling in from out of town or those who may need to make special travel arrangements. Destination weddings or those held on busy long weekends are also great contenders for save the dates.
Keep in mind this isn’t the time or place to include all of the details, but sharing a website URL with more information is great if you have it.