30+ Gorgeous Save The Date Ideas to Inspire Yours

Unveil captivating save-the-date ideas that set the stage for your special day. From artistic designs to personalized touches, discover unique ways to announce your upcoming wedding and captivate your guests' excitement.

So the question has been popped, the venue selected, and the wedding date inked on your calendar. Exciting! Now, it’s time to get your friends and family in on all the fun by sending your save the date.

When it comes to picking out the perfect save the date, there are lots of elements to consider. Are you dreaming of a black-tie soiree? Or will your wedding be a more laid-back celebration of your love? Are you keeping your wedding colors classic? Or are you going bold and bright? Your answers to these questions should be your guiding light when it comes to choosing a save the date that feels like a true preview of your big day.

To help figure out a save the date style that feels like you, we’ve rounded up a huge selection of save the date examples, and broken them down by printing style, design aesthetic, and overall vibe. Hopefully, you’ll fall in love with one of these save the date ideas — so let’s dive in!

Find Your Printing Style

1. Letterpress

It doesn’t get much more traditional than a letterpress save the date. This printing style involves pressing text and design elements into thick cardstock and filling the impressions left behind with ink for a beautifully textured finish. Typically, this style adds an air of formality to your save the date, and is a great way to communicate that your wedding will be a luxe celebration of your love.

2.Blind Embossing Letterpress

Minimalist couples, this one's for you! Blind embossing letterpress is very similar to traditional letterpress printing, but in this style, the impressions are not filled with ink. For that reason, it is a great way to add pattern and visual interest to your save the date, without incorporating additional colors into the design.

3. Gold Foil Press

Go glam with a save the date design that features details or typography in gleaming gold foil. Minted offers both classic gold foil-pressed and glittery gold foil-pressed designs — the former is perfect for more traditional couples looking to up the glitz factor and the latter is a super fun way to add fun sparkle to your save the date.

4. Dark Foil Press

If you love the shine of classic gold foil, but are looking for something a little bit less traditional, dark color foil is a sleek option. Minted’s foil-pressed designs are available in eight colors, including black, bronze, and silver foil. We love how the black and silver add a high-shine element to dark, monochrome design, while the bronze offers an unexpected warm touch.

5. Magnets

You already know that your save the date is going straight onto your guests’ fridges, so why not make it easy for them by skipping traditional cardstock and opting for a magnet? Hundreds of Minted’s save the date styles can be printed as magnets — including designs featuring foil-pressed lettering and details.

6. Postcards

Postcard-style save the dates are a great option for couples looking to balance beautiful wedding stationery and a limited budget. These save the dates feature gorgeous designs on the front (and are available in a huge variety of aesthetics!), but allow couples to skip the envelope by printing the recipient’s address on the back alongside details like the wedding website and venue information.

7. Vellum Overlays

Obsessed with how your engagement photos came out? Give them their own moment to shine with a vellum overlay save the date. This style of save the date is actually two separate parts — a card featuring your photo and a sheer overlay printed with all of the details of your big day that your guests need to know. We love that this allows your guests to keep your photo on display long after they’ve put your wedding date in their calendar.

Play with Shapes

8. Square Cards

Gong for a square shape can add a dash of unexpected flair to any of our save-the-date designs. We also love how there’s something about a square card that feels a little bit vintage — especially if it sports sweetly rounded corners and a design that skips photos in favor of illustrations or typography.

9. Arched Cards

Arches are everywhere in contemporary design — and we love how an arched card frames engagement photos. Nearly all of Minted’s save the date designs can be printed on an arch shaped card, but going for a style that features a foil-pressed border that mirrors the arched shape is a perfect contemporary-meets-glam option.

10. Die Cut Shapes

From sweetly scalloped edges to half arches and soft ovals, die cut cards are a great way to dial up the personality and wow-factor of your save the date.

Get Creative with Colors and Designs

11. Show Off Your Engagement Pictures...

Can’t pick a favorite engagement photo? We don’t blame you! Go for a collage-style save the date for a design that shows off a handful of your favorite shots. Many of our save the date designs also can be customized to add more photos to the back of the card, giving you even more space to display pictures of you and your fiancé.

12. ...Or Skip Photos All Together

Maybe you opt for a more traditional style. Or maybe you and your spouse-to-be have chosen to skip engagement photos. Either way, a photo-free design is the perfect save the date option! Go for a design featuring classic script and plenty of beautiful white cardstock for a timeless feel, go modern with playful and bold foil-pressed typography, or go maximalist with a design covered in lush floral illustrations.

13. Classic & Formal

When it comes to picking out a save the date that is in step with a formal or traditional wedding, look for styles that lean on clean, classic fonts and calligraphy. The combination can stand alone in a photo-free card design (and look especially good in letterpress!) but also are a great way to ground more modern engagement shoots in a time-tested wedding aesthetic.

14. Playful Color

Already have your wedding color palette picked out? Make full use of it in your save the date! Minted’s independent designers have come up with plenty of save the date ideas that feature unexpected uses of color — whether it is rainbow typography, framing your photo in colors that match details of the image, or going for monochrome washes of color. And, you can work with our team to add custom colors to any of our invitation designs to ensure all of the details are just right.

15. Monogram

Whether you opt for a design that already has a monogram template, or choose to make your own using our free monogram maker, incorporating your and your spouse-to-be’s initials into the save the date is a beautiful design detail. The best part? You can use the monogram you make across a ton of wedding-day details, incorporating it into everything from your invitations to custom napkins or cocktail toppers.

16. Bold Typography

Put the important stuff front and center with a design that uses bold typography to make your names or your wedding date the focal point. Go for chunky script and numerals for a more modern feel, or stick to skinny and sleek fonts to keep your save the date classic.

17. Handwritten Font

We love how handwritten-style fonts make save the dates feel a little bit more personal. Designs featuring perfectly imperfect handwritten fonts are a great option for smaller weddings or, to set the tone for a heartfelt and intimate affair, no matter the guest count.

18. Watercolor

Add a sweet, painterly touch to your save the date by going for a design that pairs a photo of you and your partner with watercolor elements. Or, lean into an artistic vibe with a photo-free save the date featuring a watercolor rendition of the area you’ll be getting married in.

19. Modern Shapes

For a contemporary-feeling save the date, go with a style that plays with arched and circular design elements. This trend can lean bold and minimalist when paired with lots of white space and a refined color palette, elegant when coupled with foil-pressed details, or sweet when used to frame love-filled engagement photos.

20. Art Deco

Art deco-inspired save the dates are perfect for a city soirée that you know will stretch late into the evening. The simple color palettes and opulent foil elements of these designs are sure to make them stand out on your guests’ fridges — and get them excited to pop the champagne at your wedding.

21. Matching Save the Dates, Invitations, and Website

Have a crystal-clear wedding vision? Many of Minted’s save the date designs are part of larger suites of matching wedding stationery that include invitations, websites, and even day-of decor like welcome signs, table numbers, and menu cards that make it easy to keep every element cohesive.

Find Inspiration from Nature and the Seasons

22. Tropical

Jetting off to an island or beach-side destination for your wedding? Communicate that your guests are in for a warm-weather adventure from the jump with a save-the-date card that foregoes photos in favor of lush artwork inspired by tropical plants.

23. Mountain

Whether your big day is going to be a winter wonderland or a summertime celebration, get inspired by the beauty of the mountains with a save the date featuring gorgeous foil-pressed mountain ranges, watercolor landscapes, or illustrations styled after vintage postcards.

24. Desert

If you’re getting married in California, the Southwest, or even Cabo, incorporate details inspired by stark and stunning desert landscapes in your save the date. Frame engagement photos snapped in the desert with watercolor patterns in sandy palettes and simple typography that lets your shot be the focal point. Or, skip photos in favor of a save the date featuring cute illustrations of flowers for a refined take on desert bohemian style.

25. Floral & Botanical

A botanical theme is the perfect save the date idea if you already know exactly what you want for your bouquets, centerpieces, and ceremony florals. Minted has a huge selection of floral and botanical save the dates, so you’re sure to find a design that features the flowers and greenery you plan to incorporate on your big day. And, if you can’t find one that is exactly right, you can work with one of our talented artists directly to create a completely custom save the date design.

26. Winter

Even if you shot your engagement photos in spring or summer, you can still use them in the save the date for your winter wedding! Pairing them with designs that feature winter-inspired botanical details and a palette of moody colors like forest green, charcoal, and deep blue is a great way to keep everything feeling seasonally appropriate.

27. Spring

Soft script, pretty pastels, and dainty floral details make for the ultimate Spring-themed save the dates.

28. Summer

For a save the date that gets your guests dreaming of summer, look for designs that feature bold botanical elements in sky blue, warm white, and pretty pink. Or, you can channel sunny days with a design that puts a photo shot at the beach front-and-center.

29. Fall

Fall-themed save the dates often feature a palette that brings to mind warm drinks on crisp Autumn days—think rich burgundy, cozy browns, and deep greens. Lean into that color scheme with your photography or with design elements like illustrations of Fall florals.

Add an Impressive Finishing Touch

30. Envelope Liners

Many couples choose to pull out all the stops for their wedding invitations, but why not go the extra mile to make your save the dates feel just as special? One of the best ways to do so is with envelope liners. They’re sure to be an unexpected touch, and are a beautiful way to preview the aesthetic of your big day.

31. Wax Seal

Whether it features your monogram or a symbol that is near and dear to you as a couple, a wax seal is a great way to add a personal touch to your save the dates. It can also be used across the wedding planning process — from sealing belly bands on your invitation suite to adding a bit of luxe texture to escort cards.

32. Vintage Designed Postage Stamps

Make every part of your save the dates Pinterest-worthy by pairing beautiful addressing (Minted’s save the dates come with a wide selection of address styles) with a set of carefully curated vintage stamps. Choose a collection in your wedding color palette, nods to the location of your wedding, or that speaks to the general vibe you’re going for on your big day.

33. Rubber Stamp Return Address

A custom stamp featuring your return address is a fun way to add a bit of vintage flair to your save the date envelopes. And, between save the dates, engagement party invitations, wedding invitations, and thank you notes, you’ll be glad you invested in one early on in the wedding planning process.

We hope all of these save the date ideas left you feeling inspired and excited to choose a design that feels like the perfect preview of your wedding day. But, if you still need a bit of extra guidance, set up a meeting with one of our wedding stationery experts, who can help answer your questions and guide you towards a save the date (or entire invitation suite!) that is just right for you.