The 36 Best Save the Dates

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There’s a lot of pressure to pick the right save the date. It can lay the foundation for the look of your invitations to follow, as well as the rest of the paper goods at your wedding, from the menu to the escort cards. 

The save the dates can also set the tone for your wedding. Getting married in a forest? You might want to opt for a mountain look or a more rustic save the date made out of wood or other natural materials. Having a destination wedding? Get creative and send an announcement that's inspired by a luggage tag or boarding pass.

A save the date doesn’t always have to be tied to your wedding theme or other paper details. Modern, minimalist save the dates boasting a photo or two from your engagement shoot have become increasingly common. We’re all for pretty designs, but there’s something about a cute photo of a couple in love that makes us soon.

Here, the best save the dates.

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Kimberly FitzSimons Offbeat Save the Dates

Offbeat

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It’ll be hard for guests to lose your save the date when they can just stick it on their fridge. The simple black and white design is super chic and it allows your eyes to focus on the photo.

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Violin Type Save the Date

zola save the date

Courtesy of Zola

We love Zola as a one-stop-shop for literally everything registry and wedding-related. Now you can also get all your stationery needs covered with their services, and get a free wedding website with it as an added bonus! We love the modern-yet-romantic vibe of their designs.

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Party Glamour Shop Save the Date Photo Magnet Tag

Party Glamour Shop Save the Date Photo Magnet Tag

 Courtesy of Etsy

These save the dates embody everything destination wedding. Inspired by a luggage tag, they feature maps, postmarks, and a compass. Guests will want to put it on their bags, but it’ll have to go on the fridge instead.

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KMK Studio Mason Jar Magnets

This adorable save the date is the perfect thing for a farm wedding—it may even give you some ideas for jam or honey favors at the wedding! The magnetic back ensures that it won't get lost, and it will be a keepsake for friends and family to have on their fridge for years to come.

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Artifact Uprising Pronounced Save the Date

Pronounced Save the Date

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Photo on the front, details on the back. This sleek save the date more closely resembles a bookmark than other traditional options, but that’s exactly why we love it so much. It’s simple and timeless.

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Unmeasured Event Calendar Save the Date

Unmeasured Event Calendar Save the Date

 Courtesy of Etsy

It’ll be especially hard for invited guests to forget your wedding date when your save the date features an actual calendar. This one even features a watercolor leaf design along the bottom and a heart highlighting the date.

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Papersource Passport to Romance Save the Date Card

Passport to Romance Save the Date Card

 Courtesy of Papersource

Whisk your guests away with a passport-inspired save the date. It complements a couple who loves to travel and is a subtle way to set the tone for a wedding that incorporates your adventures. We especially love the airplane’s heart trail!

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Paradise Invitations Avriel Vellum Save the Date Cards

Paradise Invitations Avriel Vellum Save the Date Cards

Courtesy of Etsy

There’s something delicately romantic about a vellum save the date. It evokes soft, dreamy vibes. This one features a green watercolor wreath design—perfect for a garden wedding.

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Papersource Mr. Big Apple Save the Date

Mr. Big Apple Save the Date

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This illustrated take on the location of your wedding is all color and whimsy. For the New Yorker couple, there’s nothing cuter than hand-painted city designs of taxi cabs, landmarks, and more.

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Greenvelope Love and Light Save the Date

Love and Light Save the Date

 Courtesy of Greenvelope

This virtual save the date is all sunshine and rainbows. Cast your favorite engagement photo in a rainbow light for a fun, unexpected effect. The result is subtle and modern when combined with modern type.

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Papersource Markham Photo Save the Date Card

Markham Photo Save the Date Card

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Simplicity at its finest. Loose, oversized script splashed against a black-and-white full-length photo gives off film-noir vibes. If we didn’t know better, we’d think this was a poster for an old Hollywood movie!

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Greenvelope Forest Nuptials Save the Date

Forest Nuptials Save the Date

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If you’re having a woodland wedding, this online save the date is for you. A text overlay combines script with a modern typeface and miniature tree illustration. All you need to do is pop in a picture from your outdoors engagement photo sesh.

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Marabou Design Visage Save the Dates

Visage

 Courtesy of Minted

Your save the dates don’t need to be limited to just a single sheet. A mini-book gives options to provide multiple photos as well as extra info like accommodations and location. We love the clean, modern, and quirky design on this one!

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Lucky Lady Paper Boarding Pass Save the Date Invitation

Lucky Lady Paper Boarding Pass Save the Date Invitation

 Courtesy of Etsy

Look no further for the perfect save the date for your destination wedding. This boarding pass design is right on point and promises to get your guests excited for the journey ahead.

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AK Graphics "and ever" Save the Dates

And ever

 Courtesy of Minted

This save the date declares in foil-pressed type how you two really feel about each other. It’s sweet and romantic and has all the hallmarks of a classic save the date while still managing to be a bit different from the rest.

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Presents 911 Wood Save the Date Magnet

Presents 911 Wood Save the Date Magnet

 Courtesy of Etsy

Forget paper—wood works just as well for a save the date. What better way to set the tone for your rustic nuptials? This artist will even make a custom design according to your wedding theme.

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Papersource Four Square Save the Date Card

Four Square Save the Date Card

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Can’t choose a favorite engagement photo? Then this minimalist save the date is right up your alley. Two squares provide all necessary details, while the remaining four show off your personalities as a couple.

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East Six Long Story Short Save the Date

Long Story Short Save the Date

 Courtesy of Shutterfly

Who needs a photo on their save the date when you can snapshot your love story in an infographic style instead? Take invited guests through a timeline, from the day you and your partner were born to the day you met to the day you’ll marry.

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Kaydi Bishop Gilt Agate Save the Dates

Gilt Agate

 Courtesy of Minted

We love this save the date for the artsy bride. Soft watercolor agate evokes a bohemian romance, especially when paired with splashes of gilded foil. It’s perfect for an indie wedding.

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Mid B Farm Photo Booth Photo Strip

Mid B Farm Photo Booth Photo Strip

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For a unique save the date, take some inspiration from a photo booth. You don’t actually need one to pull this off—just take a few photos in front of a white wall and the designer will do the rest. Don’t be afraid to get silly and show off your personalities!

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Morgan Ramberg Boho Bright Save the Date

Boho Bright

Courtesy of Minted

Colorful, bold, and playful—what more could a boho bride want in her save the date? An illustrated design in jewel tone colors creates an eye-catching border. All you need to do is decide which picture it should frame.

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Drawn by Cocomantre City Skyline

Drawn by Cocomantre City Skyline

 Curtesy of Etsy

Clean lines and contemporary design are exactly what the city slicker couple needs in a save-the-date. Pick the skyline of your city, and the designer will draw it by hand. It’s the perfect nod to what you consider home.

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Bumble Ink Retro Movie Poster Save the Date Cards

Retro Movie Poster Save the Date Cards

Courtesy of Minted

This vintage-inspired save the date will make you and partner feel like the stars of your own movie. Not only is it a fun design to send your guests, but it’ll also look great framed post-wedding as a keepsake.

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Metropolitan Save the Date

Metropolitan Save the Date

Courtesy of Papersource

Unexpected shapes always stand out. There’s nothing surprising about a square, but it separates itself from all the other rectangular save the dates your guests have received. This one is even accentuated by a white border punctuated with all the necessary details.

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Baumbirdy XOXO Save the Dates

XOXO

 Courtesy of Minted

Send your guests kisses and hugs with this save the date. Modern and abstract, the bare basics have never looked so good. If you’re thinking of a blush palette for your wedding, this rose-taupe card stock and gold foil-pressed design is everything you need.

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Alice Jade Designs Acrylic Save the Date

Alice Jade Designs Acrylic Save the Date

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Have you heard? Acrylic and lucite are so hot right now. Why not bring the trend into your save the dates? These ones take on a fun geometric shape, accented with your choice of color. We love them for a contemporary bohemian wedding in the desert.

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Simplete Design Library Card Save the Date Cards

Library Card Save the Date Cards

 Courtesy of Minted

This save the date is perfect for the couple who loves to read. An old-school library card design is such a cute way to pre-invite guests to your wedding. Put your photo on top and all the details in the check-out section below. It’s a great addition to prop up on a bookshelf!

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Cartalia Die Cut Save the Dates

Cartalia Save the Date Die Cut

 Courtesy of Etsy

We’ve found the perfect save the date for a tropical wedding. A die-cut style brings palm leaves to life, complete with a small pineapple illustration in the center. Elegant script infuses some classic vibes into a contemporary design.

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Kelli Hall Calendrier Save the Dates

Calendrier

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Short, sweet, and to the point. This save the date is fashioned to look like an oversized calendar box, with the wedding date looming larger than life next to your names and location. What more needs to be said?

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Pink Sky Printables Mountain Wedding Save the Date

Pink Sky Printables Mountain Wedding Save the Date

 Courtesy of Etsy

Whether you’re getting married in the Smoky Mountains, Yosemite National Park, or somewhere in between, this wilderness-inspired save the date is everything you’re looking for. A watercolor illustration of trees and mountains puts us in the mood for some time with nature.

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Miss Design Berry Inc Custom Portrait Save the Dates

Miss Design Berry Inc Save the Date Cards with Couple Portrait Drawing

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These custom-illustrated save the dates lend an air of personalization that most save the dates lack. Send in a photo of the two of you and the designer will transform it into a handpainted portrait.

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Heather Buchma Florida Love Location Save the Dates

Florida Love Location

 Courtesy of Minted

We love this idea! Have your engagement photos framed into the shape of the state you’re getting married in for a personal touch. This one is for Florida, but other states are available by the same designer—just search “love location.”

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Inviting Lee Lee Flowers Save the Dates

Inviting Lee Lee Flowers Save the Date

 Courtesy of Etsy

For the more traditional couple, this navy save the date boasts illustrations of plum and burgundy flowers. It frames all the details in the middle, and sets the tone for a classic wedding.

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Paperless Post Glimpse Save the Dates

Paperless Post Glimpse

Courtesy of Paperless Post

This online save the date fittingly takes some inspiration from the Internet. A banner-style image heading up text below resembles the opening of modern-day webpage. Carry a similar style into your wedding website for consistency.

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GeekInk Design Antique Lines Save the Dates

Antique Lines

 Courtesy of Minted

Calling Gatsby! This Art Deco-inspired save the date is rich in black canvas, gold details, and geometric lines. What more could you want to introduce your 1920s-style wedding?

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Jessie Steury Our Timeline Save the Dates

Our Timeline

 Courtesy of Minted

Take guests on your path together as a couple, from the date you met to your wedding date. We love how this couple took a metaphorical approach and paired it with a photo of their journey down a road!

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