The 7 Best Websites for Wedding Save-the-Date Templates

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Updated May 31, 2023
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Yes, you need to send save-the-dates; no, you don't need to spend a lot of money on them (unless you want to). Save-the-date templates—i.e. digital designs you can download and email to guests or print yourself—can be a favorable alternative to professionally printed cards. Not only do they tend to save couples money, but they also can cut down on shipping and production time.

There are a couple of things to consider before you choose to go with wedding save-the-date templates, though. Some digital save-the-date templates require more editing than others, so you'll need to feel comfortable with graphic design to some degree. Additionally, you'll need access to a high-quality printer with sturdy paper and lots of color ink. Still sound like the DIY project for you? Shop online save-the-date templates from vetted retailers below. These designs can be in your guests' hands—or on their phones—in no time.

If you're not sold on downloadable and printable save-the-date templates, that's okay! There are other affordable options for this critical wedding stationery. Check out The Knot Invitations for beautiful designs that can be printed for as low as a dollar each. You'll still get the customization you want without all the hands-on time. And, they offer free design assistance.

Weigh your options and explore save-the-date templates below!

1. Etsy

As a hub for small businesses and independent creators, Etsy's save-the-date templates come in an extra-wide variety of styles and prices, so you're sure to find a design that fits your wedding aesthetic. All we recommend is that you check each seller's rating and reviews to ensure a quality product and customer service. From there, instantly download your save-the-date file as a PDF, JPEG or PNG. You can then customize it on your desktop or in a secondary editing site, like Canva or Templett—and most sellers offer instructions on how to use these tools if you're new to them.

2. Zazzle

Zazzle recently launched downloadable save-the-date templates. Like Etsy, they host millions (literally) of designs from independent creators, so you can find niche styles for your wedding stationery. There's no reason to choose between digital and professionally printed invites, though. Zazzle lets you purchase both in one transaction. Your design will be available to customize in Zazzle's online studio and download as a PNG, JPG or PDF within 30 minutes of your purchase. Most of their save-the-date templates are $10 to $20 and you can expect to pay between $1 and $3 for any printed cards.

3. Greetings Island

Greetings Island offers over 500 printable save-the-date templates with lots of floral or celestial designs as well as classic typography and photo collage layouts. Some templates are free (though include a watermark) and others are available with a premium subscription plan of just $23.40 per year or $1.95 per month. You can also purchase a single premium design anywhere from $4 to $8. Each design is easy to customize with your event details and can be downloaded as a PDF file, image or shared online with a link.

4. Download + Print

Download & Print makes DIYing physical save-the-dates almost foolproof. Simply choose the save-the-date template you like, then personalize it on the site with your event details and wedding colors. The print-ready file is complete with dotted lines to show you where to cut the invitation so it fits perfectly in an envelope. They even provide instructions on printer settings, so your cards will come out right the first time. While Download & Print has fewer save-the-date templates than other sites, if you find one you like, the rest of the process is easy-peasy!

5. Paperless Post

If you plan to email or text guests your save-the-date, Paperless Post is a great option. Not only will their elegant templates impress guests, but they're also linkable to your wedding website and registry. Better still, Paperless Post will track opens, so you know who has seen your big news. Note: You will need to create an account to customize each design and take advantage of their in-app features. Uniquely, Paperless Post uses credits called "coins" to price invites. You'll be given 10 coins when you sign-up and can buy more coins for your event; 25 coins are $12, but they offer bulk discounts, so 200 coins are just $35. The number of coins each invite costs depends on the number of premium elements used (like a fancy font, for example), but averages between three and five coins.

6. evite

It doesn't get much more budget-friendly than evite. If you plan on only sending digital save-the-dates, evite can help you email or text guests the notice with a free save-the-date template. You read that correctly. evite has a handful of free templates for you to customize and share. They also have premium invites and the option to design your own card where prices will be determined by the size of your guest list.

7. Canva

If you haven't found the save-the-date invite template for you yet, check out Canva. Not only can you design your very own save-the-date card, but they also have hundreds of completely customizable designs to get your creative juices flowing. The online editing tool lets you add personal photos, browse clip art, change text placement and adjust fonts and colors all on one user-friendly interface. While some elements will cost you a few dollars, others are completely free. Once you're done editing, download the PDF to print yourself or use Canva's in-house printing.

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