Congratulations, you're engaged! You've probably started looking at venues, maybe you already have one booked. So now what?
One of the first pieces couples like to tackle after booking their venue is their save the dates, and it surprisingly is more difficult than you might think! Maybe you don't have color palette or a theme figured out yet. Maybe you aren't going to take engagement photos until later so you don't have that gorgeous professional picture to send out of the two of you. At the same time, that date is coming up FAST and you still want to make sure that everyone knows when the wedding is happening.
I've rounded up some options that only need your names, date and location to get started. Though these designs are simple and minimalist, they certainly do not lack personality and I'm sure they'll get your guests excited for your upcoming nuptials!
One of the largest stationery websites out there, Minted Weddings always has a great selection of save the date designs. This big and bold design comes from the new 2018 save the date collection and really makes a statement that your guests cannot miss your big day. The option to send your save the dates as postcards or magnets is great too! Minted also offers a free save the date sample kit that you can request here.
If you're a fan of calligraphy but still want to keep your save the dates pretty minimal, then this option is for you. This beautifully scripted save the date would be perfect for a city wedding that is modern and romantic. Shine Wedding Invitations allow you to customize the paper color, weight and finish, font color, envelope liner and even the stamp. I'm also a fan of their products because they design everything in suites, so later on your invitations, menus, place cards and programs can all match! If you're still unsure about whether they are worth the investment, request a free sample set which will give you an idea of the high quality of their products.
Etsy is a great site to check out for unique invitation suites, and I'm a huge supporter of purchasing from Etsy because behind that shop is an actual small business owner (like me) who really appreciates your business! This particular product is actually an instant download, meaning you receive the editable file immediately after purchasing so you can start working on your cards that same day. I love the way this clean and crisp save the date uses a special font and spacing to really give off that cool minimalist vibe. It will make your guests wonder what the wedding will be like and leaves them wanting more!
When you think of Staples, you probably think of back-to-school shopping for pens and pencils, but did you know their print center also does a variety of stationery? Even better, did you know that you can get 100 copies of your save the dates for under $100? Steal! And you can even get them printed SAME DAY, so this linear black and white design is perfect for the couple who needs save the dates quickly... like yesterday.
Let me know which one you like the best in the comments below!