Ombre Save-the-Date with Gold Calligraphy

Newly engaged ladies, it's time to get moving on your wedding planning. Once you've selected your wedding date and venue, your save-the-dates are the next big decision you should make in regards to your big day. These wedding announcements serve several purposes: First, it lets guests know to mark their calendar and begin to make travel arrangements in advance of your wedding. Next, it sets the tone for your wedding day as a whole. And finally, the save-the-date you choose is reflective of you and your groom as a couple.

While all of these are important things to keep in mind, it's key to remember that the options are literally endless when it comes to this piece of stationery. In fact, there are practically no rules for doing a save-the-date right, so feel free to get creative and have fun when selecting your announcement.

Dreaming of a chic and modern event? Bliss & Bone offers sleek, trend-forward options that you and your guests will love. If you want something a little more playful, consider Cherre Berry Paper's champagne bottle design or White Knot's balloon card — once it's inflated the whimsical piece will give your guests all the info they need to plan for the big day.

From stamps for the DIY-savvy bride to bespoke pieces created specially for your style, we found 48 save-the-dates that we're obsessed with right now. Click through to see all of our favorite styles in the full slideshow.

At left: "Bradley" ombré save-the-date with copper foil calligraphy, price available upon request, Bella Figura

Photo: Courtesy of Bella Figura

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