21 Save-the-Date Postcards to Put Your Big Day on Display (In the Best Way)
Picking out save-the-dates is often one of the first steps of wedding planning. After the date is set or the venue is reserved, it's time to let friends and family know. Save-the-date postcards are a popular (and often more cost-effective) way to do just that. Not only do they cost less, but postcards also require less postage than a regular letter. They're also a bit more sustainable (less paper means less waste) and are ready-made to be put in a place of honor on the fridge. And while the formal wedding invitation needs to include more information, the relevant details for a save-the-date can fit easily onto a postcard. Typically, there is also room to jot down a little note or sign it to add even more personalization.
Save-the-date postcards from The Knot Invitations are also part of a larger stationery suite, which allows you to carry the theme through the wedding itself and even into the wedding announcements and thank-you cards. Of course, if you just want to choose a pretty template for now and pick a different stationery suite down the line, that's fine too. Ahead, check out 21 save-the-date postcards for your upcoming wedding.
The Knot Invitations Botanical Lemon Save-the-Date Postcards
Give your favorite couple's photo a spot to shine alongside sunny watercolor lemons. Customize the font or keep things simple with the suggested format ("Save Our Date" in cursive with your wedding date in serif font). On the back, you can include the location, wedding website and any other important details.
The Knot Invitations Minimal Brush Save-the-Date Postcards
Featuring soft brushstrokes and modern fonts, this minimalist postcard paints a stunning picture of your wedding day-to-be. Your photo fills the front of the card, interrupted only slightly by the "Save our date" request in white. Choose a color theme for the subtle brushstrokes on the back. You can pick colors that complement the photo or use the same modern palette throughout your wedding suite.
The Knot Invitations Leafy Hoops Save-the-Date Postcards
Greenery has become a huge trend in wedding decor in recent years for good reason—the lush tones have an all-seasons appeal. Painted leafy branches wrap around circular decorative hoops that intertwine to create your custom monogram. Tweak the color palette to match up with the season you'll be getting married in—gold or burgundy for fall, gray or blue for winter or pink for the spring or summer.
The Knot Invitations Elegant Typography Change-the-Date Postcards
If you've had to change course in your planning journey, you don't want to waste time getting the word out about your wedding. This simple postcard will work with a number of existing wedding stationery suites. It's also bold enough that you know it will catch your guests' eyes as they sift through the mail.
The Knot Invitations Vintage Landscape Save-the-Date Postcards
This vintage painting of a country landscape is sure to appeal to a couple who loves fantasy or period drama. The moody scene is also wonderful for setting the tone for a destination wedding in the mountains. The date, boldly displayed in block numbers, adds a modern twist to an otherwise traditional-looking postcard.
The Knot Invitations Wild Vines Save-the-Date Postcards
A modern, floral save-the-date postcard will wow your guests with painted vines and lush greenery. Add to that the sans serif font paired with cursive and italic type—in rose gold, no less—and it's not likely to be a date they'll forget. A clean layout, with your couple monogram and wedding website on the back, leaves room for you to include a personalized note.
The Knot Invitations At Last Save-the-Date Postcards
The Etta James song "At Last" has resonated with couples for years, whether because of a long courtship or engagement or even just a long road to finding each other. This simple save-the-date lets couples share the joy of that feeling with their guests from the start. The front has a slightly glossy finish, with a matte back where you can include relevant information and the wedding website.
The Knot Invitations Classic Crest Save-the-Date Postcards
A custom crest may sound like the stuff of royalty, but this save-the-date lets you feel like a king or queen for the whole wedding planning process. Because so many key details are shared on the front of this postcard, the back simply lists your wedding website with space to fill in your recipient's address. For the formal invitation, you can keep your crest atop for a minimalist, classic invitation.
Wedding Paper Co. Kraft Paper Lace Wedding Save-the-Date Postcard
With kraft paper, white floral lace and twinkle lights, this save-the-date postcard hints perfectly at a rustic wedding on the horizon. The back repeats the details on the front, with your wedding website address scrolling vertically down the center of the card and a sweetheart icon. You can keep "lucky in love" written across it or come up with something else.
Lori Wemple In Love Save-the-Date Postcards
Two words. Six letters. When your guests see this artful and modern layout of the words "In love," they'll be entranced. The block typography is striking while still allowing other pertinent details to be included in between. It's romantic while still being minimalist and a wonderful way to set the tone for an elegant wedding weekend.
The Knot Invitations Monogram Save-the-Date Postcards
Good engagement photos deserve to be shared and not just on Instagram. It's not surprising so many save-the-dates feature a spot for a snap of the future newlyweds. This modern option gives you space to show off your favorite photo with simple white letters adding a personal monogram of sorts.
The Knot Invitations Scarlet Anemone Save-the-Date Postcards
You don't have to save the floral display for your bouquet or boutonniere. Use favorite flowers (or maybe ones that will be in bloom around your wedding date) to set the mood for your coming nuptials. Anemones, with their colorful leaves and dark black centers, make an arresting and beautiful choice. The simplicity of the reverse side gives you extra room to pen a personal message to your guests.
The Knot Invitations Formal Deco Save-the-Date Postcards
This Art Deco-inspired save-the-date postcard is just the thing to set an elegant and striking tone for your forthcoming wedding. Ideal for weddings in more modern settings like a swanky hotel bar or refurbished warehouse, it's also a good option when you don't have a lot of information to share yet. Six numbers, a gold geometric flourish and a sweet engagement photo are all you need for the front. As for the back, include your names and wedding website. Your guests can wait for the rest of the details when the formal invitation arrives.
The Knot Invitations Industrial Marquee Save-the-Date Postcards
Not all save-the-dates need a picture of the engaged couple to be memorable. This postcard sports a large marquee ampersand adorned with industrial lights ready to illuminate your love. The rest of the wedding stationery in this collection takes similar cues from the laid-back, vintage vibes, incorporating modern sans serif type, structural lines and continuation of the ampersand.
bumble ink A Faraway Destination Save-the-Date Postcards
Let guests know they're in for a one-of-a-kind destination wedding with this travel-themed save-the-date postcard. Each little icon on this destination wedding-worthy card is customizable, so you can edit the location, date and your names. This is also a great option for couples who love to travel. Order a free sample if you want to check it out before buying.
The Knot Invitations Magical Fireworks Save-the-Date Postcards
Have you seen fireworks after kissing your S.O.? This postcard takes that experience and, quite literally, blows it up by putting your important date and names in the midst of cascading fireworks and clusters of stars. It's also a fitting choice for anyone planning a New Year's Eve wedding.
Happy Valley Designs Chalkboard Save-the-Date Postcard
If you're throwing a more casual, backyard affair, you deserve a save-the-date that matches your easygoing event. This chalkboard-inspired design is the right mix of playful and sophisticated. Include your current address or wedding website on the back. You can even add pictures or a longer note for your guests on the back if you want to customize it further.
JMoon Design Studio Save-the-Date Calendar Postcard
Save-the-date postcards have evolved so much over the years, but we'll always appreciate the postcard calendars that catapulted the trend. This template epitomizes clean, modern design and it can be customized with your names, wedding month and date circled. It's also a helpful way for guests to better visualize the wedding date, keeping in mind that it's the third Friday in October, for example.
Remioni Art Watercolor Floral Succulent Save-the-Date Postcard
This stunning watercolor-washed cactus design is perfect for a boho big day in the desert. To keep it from feeling too basic, the trendy greenery is offset with a black-and-white engagement photo and lettering. You can also get stickers, menus and even masks in the same plant-inspired motif.
Erica Krystek Party Down Save-the-Date Postcards
Your wedding is going to be an elevated affair. But you can still find ways to include your irreverent sense of humor, too. That's where this "it's going down" postcard comes in. The bold lettering makes your date even more memorable, with the other relevant details shared below. For the back, you can include more information and even a favorite shot of the two of you.
Niche Cartoons Made-to-Order Save-the-Dates
Save-the-dates are often short on information on purpose: Most of that will be shared later, either in formal invitations or via the wedding website. But this unique postcard lets you share the non-essential (but still charming) story of how you met. Provide the cartoonist with some key details of your relationship or engagement story and they'll have a proof in 10 days for modifications and approvals. The final version can be printed on a 5-by-7 inch postcard or card.