15 Save The Date Ideas You Don’t Want To Pass By

Congratulations on your engagement and setting a date!  Maybe all the details aren’t in order just yet but that will come together soon enough.  Sending a save the date, while not mandatory, can be very helpful to your guests.  Save the dates should typically be sent out about 6 months before your wedding date.  If you are planning a destination wedding or booking a popular venue save the dates can be sent out a year in advance!  Sending save the dates will allow your guests to mark their calendars, make any necessary travel arrangements and/or request time off.  This in turn will maximize your guest list to ensure everyone you love will be able to attend your big day!

If you are looking for inspiration on how to send out a save the date invite look no further.  We have compiled 15 amazing save the date invites to kick off your wedding celebration in style!  This will be your first step towards officially becoming Mr & Mrs so do it in style!

1. Handmade Paper

These might be our favorite on the list. These gorgeous save the date invitations made by SugaredFigPaperie feature a custom, hand-illustrated venue as the centerpiece of the card. A suite centered on rustic elegance, allowing you to showcase the unique space where you will be married. Best paired with handmade paper but can easily be made on cardstock or other budget friendly options!

2. Beautiful Botanicals

Here is a save the date invitation that is delicate yet bold. Carefully crafted by A-Alpha Wedding Invitation Co. This design features raised foil which adds a dramatic layer to an impression made on the card stock. The end result is a beautiful card with raised accents that really pop and catch the eye.

3. Whimsical & Woodsy

These handmade wooden magnets made by RochesterLaserArt are a wonderful alternative to classic save the date paper invitations. These magnets come attached to a paper design to tie the entire theme together. Offered in more than 8 different beautiful backgrounds, styles and fonts. Carefully customized to meet the couple’s needs. These save the dates are a charming and rustic way to delightfully announce your nuptials. Guests can put these on their fridge or desk ensuring they won’t get lost in the paper trash pile.

Bonus: Bulk price offers couple’s a discount!

4. Vivid Vintage

This vintage poster style save the date is catchy! Inspired by vintage advertising posters, CustomAlexander, can take any image and make it a masterpiece sure to catch the attention of your guests. These invites can be styled in a variety of colors and designed to your taste.

5. Cool Coasters

Send a save the date that will is both stylish and useful! Everyone could use an extra coaster right? CelebrateWithUs is an etsy shop that creates gorgeous custom coasters made from wood. Couples can choose from four different colors of wood, four different styles of framing and finally personalized touches with whatever you wish to appear on the front! With the ability to design the back as well you can make this a dynamic duo coaster.

6. Cozy Candles

Get cozy with these vegan, eco/socially conscious and clean burning candles! Made by Natural Wicks, another favorite Southern California small business, these candles can be customized to a variety of scents chosen by the couple. Send these luxurious gifts to your guests that serve as a save the date invitation and also as a gift! If you feel like these might be too pricey think about reserving these save the date candles for bride and groom party as well as close family. The remainder of your guest list can be sent traditional paper save the date invitations. Use Natural Wicks Candles to show your family and friends how much you are looking forward to them being there!

7. Tidy Tea Towels

A current trending theme is farmhouse chic. Couples are loving the marriage of rustic farmhouse with hints of chic modern. Offer your guests save the date invitations they can use everyday and will look stunning in their kitchen! These personalized save the date tea towels made by Vacrylicdesigns are farmhouse chic and functional.

8. Wonderful Watercolor

Personalize save the date invitations made by Del Mar Custom Art a local Southern Californian who hand paints each and every detail to perfection. Create a wonderful art piece with both couple’s birth flowers hand painted around your wedding date!

9. Ornate Ornaments

If you are planning to send our your save the dates around holiday season this is the perfect way for guests to mark their calendars. Maerriment’s stunning ornaments are a heartwarming gift to say Happy Holidays to your guests along with a friendly reminder to save the date. Made with an off-white glass, tailored with couple’s details and sent in its very own gift box.

10. Darling Details

Nationally recognized for their designs, style and service Invitation Design Studio allows couples to send the most stylish save the date! This local Southern California studio offers laser cut invitations in a wide range of colors as well as matte, shimmer or glitter cardstock. Send these wonderful save the date invitations cut to perfection. Impress your guests as they unwrap an intricately cut card to what will be a wonderful wedding!

11. Pretty Passports

Having a destination wedding? These save the date invitations made by LuckyLadyPaper are a perfect start to your wedding celebration. Send your guests a fun passport style save the date. This will ensure your guests know you are having a destination wedding and if they are to attend they need updated passports. Destination save the date invitations should typically be sent out more than 6 months in advance thus allowing guests to plan their travel arrangements. Be sure to be up to date on Covid-19 protocols on destination wedding countries.

12. Posh Polaroids

If you have taken engagement photos these polaroid save the date invitations made by Diamondstarprint are a perfect place to utilize them. Use any picture you like to round up your guests for your event.

13. Pencil-Us-In

These save the date invitations are cute and clever! Pencil us in invites are a fun way to tell your guests to mark their calendars. Featured rustic floral invites are printed on a high quality card and all come with an envelope, personalized choice of wording and a mini pencil tied with twine.

14. Inviting Illustrations

These sweet illustrations made by SaveTheForest are so charming! Illustrated save the dates are hand drawn. Invitations are personalized with the couples pictures of choice. Offered with an array of backgrounds, font and lettering. Illustrated save the dates offer a sentimental gift to your guests that will in turn be cherished long after the event has ended.

15. Short & Sweet (sort of!)

Here is one for the budget savvy couple. These invites made by Evergreen Ash Designs are hilarious! For the couple with a sense of humor and knack for DIY. Minimalist invites come as a template for less than $8. Print the invites yourself or have them printed fast and quick. This invite will make your guests giggle as they mark their calendars. No need to download any software. Easy peasy!

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