20 Creative Save the Date Ideas You Need to Steal

Play around with your font choices and colors, your card design, the photo arrangement and presentation, as well as the way your photos are even captured for this creative card. The overall look and feel of the card will be truly something special you will be pleased with for years to come. Get your wheels turning with the following 20 card ideas and be sure to pick a save the date style that best reflects your creative side.

1. Selfie

Girl kissing her boyfriend on his cheekBut first…Let’s take a selfie! We are in the age of smartphones, so let’s take advantage and use it for our wedding announcement. Show off your best smile (and ring) in this selfie themed card. Everyone loves a good selfie and you can save money on taking the photo yourself versus hiring a professional photographer.

2. Black & White

Black and white save the dateThis traditional, classic and clean-cut save the date will ensure everyone marks your special day on the calendar. You and your partner can also wear black and white clothing in the photo so the whole save the date card is cohesive.

3. One with Nature

Save the date with forest treesCapture the beauty in this ethereal announcement. It is perfect for any couple hoping to tie the knot in nature because of the whimsical leaf design. Any couple that loves the outdoors will love this. And it’s only fitting to take your save the date photo in nature as well.

4. Cheers to Us

Gay couple at lunchRaise your glasses and toast to your approaching wedding day. You can sip your favorite drink in a location that matches. For example, head to the winery with your glasses of wine or sit on a barrel of whiskey with your bourbon. Pop! Clink! Cheers!

5. Hashtag

Hashtag themed save the dateThis save the date is perfect for the social media loving couple that wants to ensure all their guests know the wedding hashtag. Brand your card with the hashtag you choose to use on your wedding date or simply find a saying that represents you and your partner fittingly.

6. Wardrobe Changes

Couple in different outfits in save the dateEveryone wants their wedding day to be movie picture perfect. Why stop there when you can do the same for your save the date? Dress up and take photos that show everyone just how fabulous you and your partner are. Your card will be the star of the show.

7. Rustic Chic

Couple relaxing in rustic sceneIf you’ll be wearing cowboy boots and getting married in a barn, then your photos should incorporate this rustic chic feeling. Take your photos in front of a wood barn, a hay barrel, a tractor or on a farm.

8. Bold Date

Gay couple on save the dateBe daring in this bold, colorful and attention-getting save the date. You and your partner will catch anyone’s eyes in this bright card. Remind all your guests how vibrant you and your partner are by reflecting it in the save the date.

9. Written with Love

Couple posing on save the dateYour save the date recipient will always be reminded of the love you and your partner share in this bold ‘Love’ design. Capture the hearts of everyone by choosing a romantic photo of you and your partner.

10. I Do

Simple "I Do" save the date“I Do” are the two most important words you will say on your wedding day. Why not start early and state them on your wedding announcement? Be bold and let everyone know how excited you are to say these special words. Couple this with a simple but sweet photo for the perfect save the date card.

11. Twinkle Lights

Couple kissing in Christmas lightsGet tangled up in some twinkle lights for your card photo. You and your partner will definitely shine bright in this creative twinkle light idea. This is a perfect save the date to really illuminate your love.

12. So in Love

Couple embracing on save the dateYour wedding is full of romance and love, and so is this dreamy save the date. No one will question how in love you and your partner are in this “So In Love” save the date. During your photoshoot, be sure to capture photos that truly depict how in love you are.

13. Ampersand

Couple posing with ampersand pillowThis card idea is perfect for all the couples that want simple, clean and minimal weddings. This modern design is effortless, easy to read and straightforward. Choose a photo that will be the focal point and add your wedding date. Sometimes, less really is more!

14. Barefoot Kisses

Barefoot couple at beachShow everyone what a perfect pair you and your partner are by this romantic design. Choose a photo where you and your partner are sharing kisses while wandering barefoot in the sand or grass.

15. Bohemian Vibes

Couple kissing during a romantic sunset in the fieldShowcase your inner flower child with this bohemian inspired vibe. During your photoshoot, you and your partner should dress in your boho best and pose in a natural setting. Every guest will know you and your partner are free-spirited in this fun and ethereal style.

16. Silhouette

Silhouette of coupleThis traditional and classic save the date will look best using a silhouette engagement photo as the focal point of the card. Choose up to three photos and add your wedding info on this ornate design.

17. Pumpkin Patch

Couple in pumpkin patchFall in love with this pumpkin patch inspired photo shoot. Layer on your best fall clothing and find your pumpkin worth keeping, for life. Just make sure you find that perfect autumn day. Don’t have a pumpkin patch around? Try other vegetable or fruit farms that would be fun and creative.

18. Don’t Look at the Camera

Couple embracing on save the dateJust how lovely can you be while not looking at the camera? Sometimes the best photos are the candid shots where you and your partner are not even looking at the lens. A candid photo and card shows your audience just how strong your love is.

19. Inspired by the Seasons

Winter themed save the dateYour guests will warm up to this wintery seasonal inspired save the date. Do not let the cold freeze you out when choosing your design. Add a winter themed photo you took during your engagement photo shoot and be prepared to impress your guests with this snowflake design!

20. Underwater

Couple having fun under the waterrTake the plunge in this underwater save the date. Everyone, including yourselves, will think you and your partners are mermaids in this fun design. So go ahead, dive into this awesome wedding announcement idea.