16 Simple Save-the-Date Designs Minimalist Couples Will Love

Less is more with these no-frills designs.
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Emily Halonen Bratcher - The Knot Contributor.
Emily Halonen Bratcher
Emily Halonen Bratcher - The Knot Contributor.
Emily Halonen Bratcher
The Knot Contributor
  • Emily writes a variety of articles for The Knot Worldwide.
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  • Emily holds a journalism degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Updated Sep 13, 2021
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Save-the-date cards are a nice way to give guests a heads-up about your wedding with ample time to book travel, accommodations and more (the perfect outfit doesn't just find itself). Plus, with various designs and color schemes, they're also a great way to give guests a sneak peek into your wedding vibe. Some save-the-dates even come with the option of coordinating wedding invitations and wedding stationery.

However, to reserve your wedding day on their calendars, all your guests really need to know is the date and location of your celebration—everything else can be communicated later on your wedding invitation suite and wedding website. Simple save-the-dates (think: minimal flourishes, pattern or color) are a great option for duos who haven't yet decided on their big day vibe—or those that simply prefer a minimalistic design style. To help you get things started, we're rounding up 16 simple save-the-date cards—including an array of choices from The Knot Invitations—that help you convey need-to-know info with very little fuss.

Chyrssi Tsoupanarias Luxe Love Save-the-Date Cards

minted cream luxe love save the date card with photo and foil lettering

If you want to keep it simple without forgoing a bit of flair, then you'll love this next pick. Lots of white space and a spot to house your favorite engagement shot are offset by a bold bit of gilded typography for a vibe that practically begs for a party.

The Knot Modern Eucalyptus Save-the-Date Cards

the knot white modern eucalyptus save the date with greenery and photo

A watercolor painting of eucalyptus sprigs graces one side of these save-the-date cards, framing your wedding date and website. The flip side features a favorite photo, along with additional details—choose a black and white shot or one that has lots of pretty greenery tied into the rest of the design.

The Knot Leafy Hoops Save-the-Date Cards

the knot white leafy hoops simple save the date card with greenery

These elegant save-the-date cards feature two hoops entwined with watercolor greenery, along with both of your initials. They're the perfect fresh take on the "growth" of your exciting new life together.

Niki Press Designs Desert Boho Save-the-Date Templates

etsy burnt orange boho simple save the date template

Interested in quasi-DIY save-the-dates? With this terracotta-hued printable template, you can customize and print these desert-inspired boho cards yourself. You can even use the template for your wedding invites if you love it that much!

The Knot Minimal Chic Save-the-Date Cards

the knot white and black minimal chic simple save the date card

This save-the-date invitation pretty much guarantees that guests will never forget the date of your big day. A slightly-sheer overlay of bold numbers tops a favorite picture of you two for a punchy-yet-understated design.

The Knot Exquisite Calligraphy Save-the-Date Cards

the knot navy and gold exquisite calligraphy simple save the date card with script

The definition of elegant simplicity, these save-the-date cards allow romantic calligraphy to take center stage. Available in five distinguished shades, the design is ideal for duos hosting a formal celebration.

Paper Source Duo Border Save-the-Dates

paper source duo border simple square save the date card with photo and foil

These cards are simple yet special, thanks in part to their unique shape. Choose an engagement picture to feature that pairs well with the hint of shimmer on the border—it can be customized with your choice of silver, gold or rose gold foil.

The Knot Simply Us Save-the-Date Cards

the knot black and white simply us simple save the date card with photo and script

Half-photo and half-text, these modern save-the-dates are minimalist yet playful. The script "Yes" gives these photo cards just the right amount of flair while making sure everyone on your guest list knows exactly what you're celebrating.

The Knot Romantically Scripted Save-the-Date Postcards

the knot white and grey romantically scripted simple save the date postcard with photo

If simplicity is the name of the game, then why not go real easy on yourselves and forgo all that envelope stuffing to begin with? This charming save-the-date-postcard allows you to choose your favorite engagement photo and customize the front with all your important party info. Meanwhile, the backside offers up plenty of space for your wedding website URL.

Papier Wildflower Monogram Save-the-Dates

papier sage wildflower monogram simple save the date card

If you're charmed by floral motifs but don't want in-your-face botanicals on your save-the-date, look no further than this simple yet stunning template. A single sprig of wildflowers is flanked by your initials and followed by just the basics details.

The Knot Formal Greenery Save-the-Date Cards

the knot black and white formal greenery simple save the date card with greenery and script

If you're planning a formal black-tie celebration, these minimalist save-the-date cards (which come in four stunning color combinations) are a great fit. The crisp, clean fonts and elegant greenery give the design a refined, timeless appeal.

The Knot Minimal Leaves Save-the-Date Cards

the knot burnt orange minimal leaves simple save the date card

These cards keep it short and sweet with just a small photo and minimal text. A sketch of leaves adds just the right touch of natural flair, while eight different color themes enable you to tie your wedding palette into your save-the-dates.

Minted Letterpress Dreams Save-the-Dates

minted white and grey letterpress simple save the date card with photo and script

Nothing says luxury like thick, juicy letterpress stationery. This photo save-the-date feels extra-special thanks to a slate gray imprint that's versatile enough for a variety of different wedding styles.

The Knot Retro Floral Save-the-Date Cards

the knot white sage orange pink and purple retro floral simple save the date card

With its throwback font and '70s-inspired floral illustration, these save-the-date cards are perfect for pairs who love all things retro. While they're definitely the "busiest" of the bunch, the design is still simple enough that its not overwhelming, striking the perfect balance between bold personality and quiet sophistication.

Panopixx Save-the-Date Magnets

etsy save the date photo magnets

These Etsy wedding announcements will keep your nuptials top-of-mind, since guests are likely to keep them front and center on their fridges. Mail them out in charming kraft envelopes and wait for those RSVPs to come rolling in.

Wilnarvincent Facile Save-the-Date Cards

minted yellow black and white simple save the date card

Saturated color is even more impactful when all the other details are kept to a minimum. Here, this sunny yellow suite feels energetic and fresh against black and white typography. Now you just have to find a wedding invitation suite that will top this bold beauty.

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