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Fun & Festive Wedding Save The Date Cards & Tips

Fun & Festive Wedding Save The Date Cards & Tips

Once you've secured a date and a venue a "Save The Date" wedding announcement to your guests is likely next on your list!  If you're looking for unique wedding save the date announcements, you've come to the right place. You know, the ones where wedding guests are surprised when it comes in the mail and get really excited for your wedding!

Yes, we're talking all about fun and festive wedding save the dates today and, even better, we're showing you where to find them!

Newspaper Save the Date Printable
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Made by: Good Print Paper

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You're engaged and wedding planning...and pretty quickly it's time to send your save the dates for your wedding! Throw tradition out the window and have a little fun with your save the date cards. From newspaper save the date designs to a save the date printed bandana for your dog, you'll love our list of unique wedding save the date cards.

What Is A Save The Date? 

A Save the Date wedding announcement is a card you send to your wedding guests to let them know your wedding date. It's sent out before your wedding invitations and meant to let your guests know when and where your wedding will be held. 

Save the Date announcements can be any style that you want, as you'll see below. Many couples go for something fun and festive, like a funny postcard or a map of what guests can expect at their wedding. Some couples use their engagement photos in their Save The Date too. Save the Date announcements are usually a little less formal than the main wedding invitation.

You don't need to include anything but the date for your Save The Date. That's it, just the date so that your guests can plan.

Do I Need To Send A Save The Date?

Why do you need a Save The Date announcement? Isn't the wedding invitation enough for our guests? 

Straight to the point: it's important and yes, you need it! 

For a number of reasons, but here are our top three reasons you need to send Save the Dates:

  1. You'll want your guests to know the wedding date so they don't commit to anything else and reserve that date for you!
  2. Guests may need to travel and making travel accommodations or plans earlier rather than later is always helpful. This is especially true if you're having a destination wedding or if guests need to make hotel or flight reservations.
  3. It takes the guess work away from the guests. It's likely they already have heard the news of your engagement...but now they'll officially know that they'll be invited to your wedding.

Tips For Choosing A Save The Date Design

1 - Make it you! Choose or design a save the date card that's just your style. This is the perfect place to show off your personality and have some fun. Your save the dates will be the first formal introduction about your wedding to your guests. Let them know what to expect for your wedding through your save the dates!

2 - Consider your wedding - Will your wedding be a casual Sunday brunch or a three day weekend away? If you have important details to provide to your guests now such as travel accommodations or a listing of events you may opt for a long folded card style save the date that will fit all of this information.

3 - Venues and Themes - If your wedding will feature a unique theme, use that to your advantage and choose a save the date that will show guests the theme. Is your wedding venue drop - dead - gorgeous? Maybe it's deserves a full focus feature on your save the date with a photo or watercolor illustration to highlight the beauty of the venue your guests will have the pleasure of enjoying!

Calligraphy Save the Date Cards
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Made by: Darling Paperie Studio

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Where To Shop For Unique Save The Dates

From modern to traditional and everywhere in between, you can find a save the date design to match your wedding style.

For this Garter Girl Loves post we've curated a list of our top wedding save the dates and we're so excited to share these unique finds with you!

Our list of curated save the date selections is pulled from Etsy where we do some of our best wedding planning and shopping!

 

Open Bar Free Cake Funny Save the Date
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Made by: Alula Sunshine

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Minimalist Square Save the Date Template
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Made by: Love and A Little More

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Acrylic Save the Date for Wedding
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Made by: Paper Plum Co

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Custom Portrait Save the Date Cards
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Made by: Cherimoya Art

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Polaroid Style Save the Date Magnet or Card
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Made by: 2 Mad Dogs

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Blush Pink Save the Date
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Made by: Gertrude Paper Studio

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Purple and Gold Save the Date
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Made by: Happy Paper Moments

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Custom Love Story Save the Date
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Made by: Virginia Brown Art

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Watercolor Venue Save the Date
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Made by: Sterling Stripes

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Modern Save the Date Cards with Wood Magnet
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Made by: Nivi Design 1

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Vellum Save the Date with Gold Foil
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Made by: Crum and Co

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Watercolor Save the Date Printable
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Made by: Primrose Paper Studio

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Disney Cinderella's Castle Inspired Save the Date Card
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Made by: 2 Mad Dogs

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Photo Save the Date Card Template
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Made by: Sunrise Wisdom Print

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Marble Save the Date Card
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Made by: Hey Lovely Co

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Travel Boarding Pass Save the Date for Destination Wedding
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Made by: Brown Fox Creative

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Acrylic Ornament Save the Date
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Made by: MC Creative Maison

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Save the Date Dog Bandana
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Made by: Tails Up Pup

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Save the Date Wine Bottle Label
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Made by: Viola Mirabilis Design

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There you have it, our curated list of favorite unique save the date designs for you. Have you ever seen these designs before? Is one perfect for your upcoming nuptials? We can't wait to hear what design you choose for your save the dates!

For more of my wedding ideas and inspirations, be sure to check out my Garter Girl Loves blog series and you can see all of my wedding garter designs right here.

 

With love,

The Garter Girl

 

 

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