Save The Date Cards Ideas

Ideas for your Save the Date cards are as limitless as your imagination.

If you've been thinking about ordering Save the Date announcement cards, consider yourself part of a growing trend. Fun to create and easy to mail, Save the Date cards are a great way to advise guests that you and your spouse-to-be are about to make it official.

Rather than replacing wedding invitations, Save the Date cards can be sent well in advance of your big day so guests can plan early. They can be simple, comical, ultra-elegant, formal or sentimental; when it comes to Save the Date cards, your creativity is your guide. Try our ideas to get your creative juices flowing and make gorgeous Save the Date cards you can be proud of.

Flowers, Flowers Everywhere

Floral motifs remain the top pick for wedding decorations and invitations among couples. But today's wedding flowers are bursting with originality. Decorate your Save the Date cards with retro-style flowers in hot neon colors and geometric patterns. You can choose repeat border patterns, a single flower or even a stylized topiary for a super-hot look.

Floral outlines are also highly popular. The simplicity of this style lends an upscale appearance to your Save the Date cards. Try basic black or a color that strikes your fancy.

Picture Perfect

Another great solution to personalizing your Save the Date cards is to choose a template that allows you to embed your and your groom's (or bride's) picture on the front. As another option, you can snap a picture of something that is meaningful to you and your spouse-to-be and upload it into the template.

Here again, the possibilities are virtually limitless. An image of the location where you'll be married, two pictures of you and your love as children or a shot of your clasped hands are just a few ideas.

Themed Save the Date Cards

If you've chosen a theme for your wedding, also consider Save the Date cards that reflect it. For instance, a beach motif for a beach theme wedding or Victorian-style side flourishes for a formal wedding look gorgeous and will become keepsakes for your guests.

Mark the Date!

Another great idea is to choose Save the Date cards that include a printed calendar. This makes it easy for guests to count down to your wedding day and to make any necessary plans.

Calendar Save the Date cards usually encompass the month during which you'll be married rather than a full year, which can give too crowded and confusing a look.

Cheerful Patterns

Some couples gravitate toward eye-pleasing patterns rather than a single page decoration. You're in luck: patterns -- particularly 1960s style circles and other shapes -- are on trend among today's marrieds-to-be. Try circles-within-circles, fanciful paisley or stylized, blooming flowers for a hot retro look.

Bright colors tie in to this trend. Mix and match exotic colors or choose just one tone for different visual effects. Here again a template comes in handy, as you will be able to preview your cards on your computer monitor before making a final decision.

Last of all, find a background color that complements your image and color choices. Go with traditional snow-white, sumptuous antique lace or beige, a cheery pastel or dramatic red, blue or deepest brown. Let your imagination be your guide in this fun and fabulous project; you won't be disappointed!

Written by: Melanie Henson