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Five Perfect Save the Date Options

How to Choose the Perfect Save the Date

Save the dates began as a way to let wedding guests know the most important detail of a wedding – namely, the date. This allows guests who live far away to make travel plans well in advance, such as plane tickets and hotel rooms. Today, save the dates have become creative, and are a fun and unique way to set the tone for the rest of your wedding. Here are five save the date options for every couple.

Traditional Save the Date Cards

You can’t go wrong with classics. Keep the tone of your wedding traditional by sending out good old-fashioned save the date cards. If you’ve already planned your wedding invitations, use the same stationary and style for your save the dates. If not, pick something that matches the tone of your wedding, whether that’s calligraphy and wax seals or florals and gold glitter. Traditional cards keep it simple, with information about the upcoming wedding and perhaps a photo of the couple.

Photo Cards

Who wouldn’t want a beautiful photo of the engaged couple to hang on the fridge until the big day arrives? Create custom photo save the dates by working with a stationary company or private seller. Shopping online is the simplest way to create these cards. Sites like Etsy have unique and often handmade options, while other stationary shops often offer discounts on bulk purchases.

Customized Photo Gifts

If you and your spouse took engagement photos, your save the dates are the perfect opportunity to show them off. You can easily turn your photos into a number of custom save the dates, from refrigerator magnets to bookmarks. Get really creative by sending out photo cubes, key chains, and other photo gifts. Remember to include a card with your names, the date of the wedding and something along the lines of, “Invitation to follow.”


Save on your wedding budget by taking your save the dates the 21st-century route. Create a beautiful custom e-card to send to wedding guests with a photo of the couple, or create a closed Facebook event group. Going virtual lets you include links to your gift registries, wedding website, and venue.

Outside the Box Save the Dates

Really let your creative side shine with exciting save the dates like clues or a puzzle. Get a small photo puzzle made for guests to put together, or send something fun like a crossword puzzle with easy hints about you and your spouse. Just make sure the save the dates mirror the theme and tone of your upcoming wedding.


4 Simple Steps to Choose Your Save the Date

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