It’s been said that invitations set the tone for your wedding, but Save the Dates serve an entirely different function. They don’t have to be anything like the invitations and can be personalized in so many ways — whether you want to include a photo from your engagement session, tell the story of how y’all met or you just want to be mysterious while also letting your peeps know that yes, you’ve set a date for your wedding. They are by no means necessary, but they can come in pretty handy as far as communicating with your guests. It’s suggested that Save the Dates (and no, I will not use the acronym STD, because I really don’t want to associate gorgeous stationery with venereal disease) should be sent about six months prior to the wedding date in order to give your guests plenty of time to plan. What kind of information should be included? Kiss My Tulle has a handy guide for that. As for where to shop for said Save the Dates? I got you boo. Here are our five faves:
Shutterfly is the parent company to Wedding Paper Divas, and while the former mostly specializes in gifts and photobooks, there can definitely be some good hidden gems among their stationery. Wedding Paper Divas, however, is a veritable treasure trove of gorgeous Save the Date options — ranging from letterpress to photo to foil stamped. Bonus: Right now, score 30% off your order with code WINTERSALE
Basic Invite has Save the Dates that start as low as $0.61, which is pretty baller. You can also easily filter out the photo cards vs. non-photo cards, which is a feature rarely found anywhere else. The high-quality photo stock and wide range of colors and designs should make it a cinch to find a style that’s perfect for you and yours.
Zazzle, home to so many fun and funky products that can be completely personalized, also has a pretty stellar stationery section (shhh! It’s a cool little secret). Zazzle’s Save the Date offerings tend to be intricate and artsy, a far cry from the cute and cutesy products easily found elsewhere.
We have a super soft spot in our hearts for Minted. The company offers such gorgeous designs, a huge range of customizable options and amazing customer service. Plus, everything they do is just downright pretty.
Besides being one of my favorite destinations for planners, calendars and other paper goods, Paper Source has an amazing selection of wedding stationery at price points perfect for any Broke-Ass. From a huge range of typography-focused designs to a vast array of photo-based options, theres something for any taste.