If there's one thing that sets the tone for your wedding day, it's your paper goods! Specifically, the Save the Date.
Save the Dates are typically sent out six months prior to the big day so that your guests will know to mark it on their calendars so they don't miss out on the celebration. Save the Dates are especially considered courteous for weddings where many of the guests will have to travel to attend.
One of my favorite sources for all things pretty and paper is Minted. Their 2018 Wedding Collection just launched and you can get early access to it now! And let me tell you– the designs are prettier than ever! Just check out the gorgeousness of some of the new additions below:
Why is a Save the Date Important?
Think about your Save the Date as the first page in your wedding story… this is how you officially share your happy news with friends and family. It sets the tone for your big day by giving your guests a glimpse at your style. It also gives general info for travel and scheduling purposes, which your out-of-town guests will surely appreciate.
What Should a Save the Date Include?
A Save the Date typically includes the following information: the date of the wedding, the city and state, your wedding website link, and an indication that a “formal invitation will follow.” You could also incorporate an engagement photo into your design for an added personal touch– Minted has many gorgeous photo Save the Dates to choose from.
What Should my Save the Date Look Like?
It's best to choose a Save the Date that serves as a reflection of your personal style as well as your wedding style. Make your Save the Date something truly special by choosing an option from Minted– their collection is created by tons of talented, independent designers, so you're sure to find the perfect style for any type of wedding.
Choose from a range of formats, from smart and chic postcards to magnets to luxe foil-pressed designs. Choose the options that best reflect your big day, and you can even find coordinating Wedding Invitations on Minted to carry the theme throughout your paper goods! You can get start-to-finish coordinating wedding stationery, from the Save the Date all the way through the Thank You Notes.
*Budget Savvy Tip* – Coordinating paper goods that follow a cohesive theme can make your wedding look luxe without breaking the bank!
Our Favorite Minted Save the Dates:
Below are a selection of our favorite save the date designs from Minted. These designs range in price, style, and customization options!
Soft Glass by Erica Krystek
Calendrier by Kelli Hall
Always and Forever by Amy Payne
Rustic Charm by Leslie Ann Jones
Together by Eric Clegg
Swirl by Leah Bisch
Editor's note: Due to the pandemic, some of the general wedding planning advice we share may not be applicable or possible due to restrictions on events. Please adhere to all current regulations and stay safe and healthy! Get more resources for planning a pandemic wedding here.