11 Save-the-Date Ideas You’ll Want to Order Now

Whether you’re planning a formal affair or a casual beach wedding, save-the-dates are the perfect opportunity to delight your guests with something lovely and unexpected. From the best trends flooding the Pinterest boards, to the prettiest artisan items we tracked down on Instagram, we’ve gathered up our favorite save-the-date ideas from around the internet to get you inspired.

Gold foil accents

Gold is everywhere right now — and we are not mad about it. The gold foil embedded in these save-the-dates will shimmer and shine from your guests’ refrigerators for weeks to come. Pro tip: a black-and-white or warm-toned engagement photo will look best with the golden accents.

Bold botanicals

 For formal, but not stiff affairs. These very pretty save-the-dates freshen up florals with bold font and elegant design.

Handmade wooden magnets

Wooden mason jar magnet save-the-dates

From CorkCountryCottage via Etsy

Give your guests a treat with a handmade, wooden magnet — perfect to complement your rustic outdoor wedding.

The not-so-serious approach

Yes, marriage is serious business — but your save-the-dates don’t have to be. Give your guests a chuckle with these light-hearted save-the-date cards.

Pre-marked calendars

 Don’t want your guests to forget? Mark their calendars for them! This popular option is all over the internet for good reason: it’s simple, direct, and adorable.

Photo-forward cards

Showcase that incredible engagement photo somewhere other than your Facebook feed.

Vintage poster-inspired cards

We are overly jazzed about these unforgettable vintage-poster-inspired magnets and postcards from CustomAlexander. The shop features designs inspired by everywhere from Hilton Head to Kansas City to Tahoe. And, if you love these as much as we do, you can also purchase a full-sized poster to have your guests sign at the wedding.

Letterpress coasters

These delicate and design-forward letterpress coasters from Wide Eyes Paper Co. certainly break the mold, and will look fabulous on your guests’ coffee tables.

A well-drawn map

map save the date example

From @elliesnow via Instagram

This beautifully drawn map save-the-date is just one of many gorgeous, artistic designs from @elliesnow, owner of the wedding invitation studio Hello Tenfold

Handmade candles

candle save the date

Photo credit: Marisa Vitale via The Little Market

We are so in love with this gorgeous save-the-date candle from The Little Market.  On top of being a beautiful and unique keepsake for your guests, each purchase helps empower the refugee women that create them.


joy save the dates digital

Saving time and trees is enough to get us inspired. Joy has hundreds of designs for you to choose from, and you can send them right to your guests’ inboxes — no postage required.