20 of Our Favorite Save-the-Dates for Summer Weddings

Don't waste time searching—we've rounded up the best summer wedding save-the-dates for you.
Mountain landscape with sunset background, with 'Save the Date' in bold blue type
Suzie Dundas - The Knot Contributor.
Suzie Dundas
Suzie Dundas - The Knot Contributor.
Suzie Dundas
The Knot Contributor
  • Suzie is a freelance writer for The Knot, with a focus on honeymoon content and couples’ travel.
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Updated Sep 07, 2021
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Planning a warm-weather soirée? These summer save-the-dates are perfect for couples planning to say "I do" on a warm summer evening. Some save-the-dates are perfect for low-key weddings, decorated with flamingos and seashells, while others rely more on elegant watercolor motifs to give the illusion of wildflowers and inviting seashores. And they range from affordable digital downloads you can easily customize yourself online to all-in-one packages where the designer will have your personalized design shipped directly to your door.

Whether you're having a toes-in-the-sand beach wedding, an elegant celebration at your favorite winery or a family-style dinner under the stars, these cheery save-the-dates for a summer wedding are the perfect way to get your guests excited to celebrate.

The Knot Stationery Rustic Sunflower Save-the-Date Cards

Watercolor sunflower in corners with personalized photo

Is there any flower that screams summer more than a bright yellow sunflower? These happy save-the-dates are part of a matching suite of wedding stationery that includes everything from RSVP cards and place cards to bridal shower invitations.

Paper Source Vertical Blooming Love Save-the-Date

'Save the Date' adorned with colorful flowers above event details in white type on gray background

These blooming flower save-the-dates are perfect for couples planning on decorating their tables with wildflowers or those saying their vows in gardens overflowing with color. This is a simple, one-sided mailer—you'll need to order the envelopes separately.

The Knot Stationery Romantic Palm Save-the-Date Cards

Palm leaves and flamingo graphics with 'Save the Date' in cursive type on white background

Okay, palm trees technically grow year-round. But, if you're the type of person who associates palm trees with tropical summer vacations (and who doesn't?), check out these hip, modern invites featuring watercolor fronds and two kissing flamingos. The matching wedding favor tags are equally adorable, too.

The Knot Stationery Tropical Botanic Wedding Invitations

Tropical florals on right border with simple type on white background

Ideal for a summer wedding at a botanical garden or an island winter wedding that'll make your guests feel like it's summer, these elegant wedding announcements feature tropical florals like bird of paradise and plumeria blooms. These are perfect for a formal wedding, proving that summer celebrations don't have to involve shorts and flip-flops.

Design by Laney Botanical Save-the-Date Cards

Wedding date adorned with garden florals and elegant black script on white background

This impactful design pairs the best of modern typography with old-world botanicals for a summer-ready scene that is as chic as it is timeless. Plus, with your date front and center on the save-the-date, there is little chance guests will forget when you're celebrating.

The Knot Stationery Coastal Save-the-Date Cards

Watercolor beach design on bottom border with 'Save the Date' in calligraphy and type in gray type

These beachy save-the-date cards are perfect for a New England beach wedding. The watercolor design comes in two shades; the gray and orange seems especially well suited to a sunset beach wedding while blue lends itself to nautical-themed celebrations.

Stationery By George Outdoor Wedding Save-the-Date

Bride and groom in camping scene with simple green type

Planning a summer wedding that's actually more of a summer camp wedding? These cute save-the-dates will prepare your guests for drinking lemonade spritzers out of mason jars and making s'mores around the campfire. The designer will send you a personalized PDF you can print anywhere—plus, you can customize just about anything on the invitation, including the people and colors.

Gold Sun Creations Paradise Birds Save-the-Date Postcard

Parrots and tropical greenery with 'Save the Date' in loopy black script

These pretty tropical bird save-the-dates would work for anything from an island wedding to vows at your favorite beach bar. Customize everything online in the Zazzle editing program, including the text size and position of the parrots on the back.

The Knot Orange Citrus Save-the-Date Cards

Personalized photo on left, event details and orange graphics on right

Whether you're having a luxe wedding at an organic farm in California or a beach wedding on the shores of Florida's St. Augustine, these summer save-the-dates will get your guests in the mood for a warm-weather celebration. As with most stationery products from The Knot, matching products are available, including adorable monogram orange stickers for sealing your wedding invitation envelopes.

Simply Everyday Me Red, White and I Do Save-the-Dates

Personalized photo on right with red, white and blue striped design on left

Planning a Fourth of July wedding? Consider this cute card with a patriotic twist: "Red, white and 'I do.'" This is a digital download, so once you purchase, you'll get a link to make edits—once you've added in your info, just save the file and have it printed and mailed (or send it as an e-invite instead.)

Plum Polka Dot Beach Save-the-Date Card

Under the sea theme with seaweed and starfish graphics, event details in dark blue script

Planning to decorate your venue in shades of teal, blue and green? Continue the ocean vibes with these elegant under-the-sea invites. They're ideal for a summer wedding at an oceanfront venue but would also work just as well for any wedding with a beach theme.

The Knot Vintage Mountainside Save-the-Date Cards

Mountain landscape with sunset background, with 'Save the Date' in bold blue type

Couples who spend their summer weekends kickin' back on a lakeside dock to watch the sunset—and who are planning to do the same with their wedding guests—may like these save-the-dates, which are reminiscent of a vintage summer camp postcard. They come in a variety of color combinations, but the pink tones look the most like a peak-of-summer sunset.

Tiny Penguin Prints Fireflies Save-the-Date

Mason jar with fairy light design, 'Save the Date' in white calligraphy on black background

These downright magical invites would be a unique way to inform guests of your wedding plans, especially if you're having a rustic wedding in an open-air barn or planning to celebrate on a lawn under hanging bistro lights after sunset. The artist will make all the edits for you and send you a ready-to-print file, so it's a great option for non-tech-savvy couples.

Stickearte Graphic Store Palm Tree Save-the-Date Template

Palm tree graphics with 'Save the Date' in black script and personalized photo

Modern coastal couples will love these hip, minimalist palm tree save-the-dates, which also have room for a couple's photo (from a beach trip, perhaps?). They'll have guests packing their beach gear before you know it.

Three Twelve Studio Boarding Pass Template

Plane ticket design with palm tree graphic and blue and blush color palette

Hosting a destination wedding? Let your guests know in advance they'll need to pack their sun hats and flip-flops with these cute vintage boarding pass save-the-dates. They're perfect for beach weddings where your decor is no more than a few market lights strung between palm trees (and who needs more than that when you're on the beach, anyway?).

Labels R Us Laser-Cut Sand Dollar Magnet Save-the-Date

Wooden sand dollar magnet with navy details and playful type

If you're concerned guests will forget about your plans soon after they open the mail, consider a save-the-date magnet instead. These nautical sand dollars will be customized with your names and the date of your nuptials. You can choose from more than a dozen color schemes. Note that these are a DIY-style save-the-date, so you'll need to assemble them yourselves at home.

Sincerely By Nicole Wildflower Save-the-Date Cards

Elegant design with wildflower graphics and minimal type on white background

Summer garden party, anyone? Perfect for wedding parties planning to accessorize with flower crowns or wildflower boutonnieres, these summery flower save-the-dates are elegant and sweet, ideal for a low-key summer evening soireé. Bonus: There are dozens of matching stationery items available, from candle wrappers to address labels.

Elly The Jungle Save-the-Dates

Jungle design background with event details in transparent silver foil rectangle

Go all in on the jungle wedding vibes with these lush, high-detail save-the-dates that pay homage to luxurious chinoiserie-style art. The cards come in three color schemes with several different foil colors available, of which the glittery silver is probably the most summery.

Party Glamour Shop Palm Tree and Map Save-the-Date Luggage Tag

Luggage tag design with solid color palm trees, compass graphic and outline of country

If you're hosting your guests for a summer getaway, let them know when and where they'll be going with these custom luggage tag magnets. In addition to your names and the details of your big day, you can also change the country or state outline featured, as well as the color scheme.

Alexa Nelson Prints Pineapple Save-the-Date

Tropical florals and palm trees with event details in light pink pineapple outline

You don't have to be tying the knot in Hawaii to have an island-themed summer wedding. Just get a few colored lights, tuck some palm fronds into your bouquet and order these cheerful pineapple save-the-dates. The designer can customize just about everything about them, from the size of the pineapple to the floral colors behind it. They're one sided, but you can add a printed reverse side if you need more space.

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