sage green save the date card with white wax seal

Save The Date Cards

save the date card with a burgundy and navy floral design

Why save the date?

Wedding save the date cards are a great way to let your guests know they need to keep your special day free before you confirm the details with a beautiful handmade wedding invitation.

Have something different in mind? Give me a shout, I’d love to create a bespoke design.

What style save the date cards?

Mini – half a postcard size (A7), one or more layers of card

Regular – postcard sized, one or more layers of card, these are perfect the calendar style prints

Looking for seed paper save the date cards? Click here.
wedding save the date cards with a eucalyptus design on the corners

You’ll need one per household

Don’t get caught out, you’ll only need one save the date per couple or household, not one per guest. If you’re not sure whether someone will make it to the final guest list it’s probably best not to send them one!

Always include a few spares with your order in case you add extra guests – and a keepsake for yourself of course!

Pretty save the date card with a calendar print and tandem design

Eco friendly save the date cards

All my wedding save the date designs are printed on plantable seed paper, or recycled or FSC certified card, and are supplied with recycled envelopes. Fully personalised printing is included.

I try to keep waste to an absolute minimum, so aim to make all my wedding save the date cards easily recyclable at the end of it’s life.


Arrange an informal chat with me, Jo. Visit my studio or meet by phone/video.

We’ll work out what you need, your design, and give you a fully personalised, itemised quote.

Pay a deposit to secure your production slots (in full for smaller orders).

Send me your printing details, then get your proofs by email. Revise until you’re 100% happy & approve.

Either collect your finished stationery from my studio or we can arrange delivery.

Throughout the whole process I’m here with help and advice on anything you’re not sure of.

calendar style save the date card with a gold wax seal

Send them up to two years in advance

Sending your save the dates twelve to eighteen months in advance of the wedding is ideal, but up to two years before the big day is perfectly acceptable. As soon as you have booked the date and secured the venue you’re good to go!

It can be a nice touch to send them out exactly a year (or two!) to the day before your wedding. Also consider saving on postage by popping them in envelopes with your Christmas cards, if the timing suits.

calendar style wedding save the date card with pretty floral wreath design

They are useful for weddings at busy times

Save the date cards are not essential, but they can help your guests if they need to plan time off work, book accommodation or arrange transport. 

They are especially useful if you are getting married in the height of the summer wedding season. Also for bank holiday weddings or at other busy times like Christmas or Easter. If you are planning a destination wedding they are definitely something to consider.

Save the date card designs

I can make save the dates in any of my stationery designs. Whether you’re looking for classic, elegant, rustic or floral I have something to suit you and your wedding. Make them your own; mix and match between then designs, switch up the materials, change the colours and the print. The possibilities are endless.

Looking for something different and unique to you? Get in touch and together we can create bespoke save the date cards especially for you and your wedding.

Ready to find out more, book a studio visit, or arrange a call with me?

Want to read more about save the date cards?
Check out these blog posts.

Check out my Wedding Save The Date Cards Pinterest board for more inspo