5 Creative Save-the-Dates to Let Guests Know They're Invited to Your Wedding

Invites & Stationery
Digital Save-the-Date Ideas

Photo: Cathy Crawford

Wedding planning is well underway for plenty of newly engaged couples, and once you've finalized your date and venue, it's important to let your guests know about the big day. Enter: save-the-dates. This important piece of stationery is the first hint to guests about the kind of event you're planning and let's them plan ahead! Will yours be a far-flung affair? A black-tie bash? Here, five of our favorite ideas to get the party started before the wedding day.

Combine refined design with digital delivery with the pretty style seen above. Plus, you'll save on postage! Just make sure all guests actually receive the email, or send a few printed versions to friends and family that aren't quite as tech-savvy. Web file, $50, Stephanie Fishwick Calligraphy & Illustration

Garden-Inspired Save-the-Date Card

Photo: Cathy Crawford

Whether you're hosting a spring wedding or fall nuptials, delicate foliage details are always in style. This option, which pairs a modern font with rustic, woodsy details, is ideal for a garden-inspired wedding any time of the year. "Viridian," price upon request, Venamour

QR Code Record Save-the-Date

Photo: Cathy Crawford

Perfect for music lovers with elevated taste, this vinyl-inspired mailer comes with a downloadable custom playlist. Yay, dance party! Flat-printed sleeve and record, including playlist via QR code, from $17 each, Ceci New York

Champagne Bottle Save-the-Date

Photo: Cathy Crawford

If you're feeling particularly celebratory (which you should — you're engaged, after all!) then start the toasts early with a pretty bottle of bubbly as your save-the-date. Print all the pertinent information on the label for a surprise guests will love. Box mailers, bottle labels, and filling, from $800 for 100, Papellerie

Eco-Friendly Plantable Save-the-Date Card

Photo: Cathy Crawford

Nothing says garden wedding quite like an eco-friendly plantable save-the-date card. This one blooms into wildflowers that your guests can enjoy well past your wedding date. Card on seed-embedded paper, $750 for 100, Belle & Union Co.

Still looking for your ideal save-the-date? Click here to see 48 other picks that we love right now!.

For more great stationery inspiration, be sure to check out our February/March issue, on newsstands now and available for download!

Give a Subscription to Brides Magazine as a Gift

Get personalized planning advice, exclusive offers and must-read wedding news.

Thank You
for Signing Up!

Check your e-mail inbox for the latest updates from brides.com