Seed Paper Save The Dates

an image of modern calligraphy style wedding invitation and save the date, printed onto plantable seed paper

Sustainable save the dates

Seed paper save the dates cards are a great way to let your guests know they need to keep your special day free, in an eco friendly way.

When they have made a note of the important details, they can plant the card and watch the beautiful wildflowers sprout and grow.

What size are save the dates?

Mini – half a postcard size (A7)

Regular – postcard sized, these are perfect for calendar style prints

All come with recycled kraft envelopes.

a calendar style wedding save the date card printed with a floral design onto plantable seed paper

How many save the dates?

Don’t get caught out, you’ll only need one seed paper 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!

a seed paper wedding save the date card with yellow flowers in the corner

Why seed paper save the dates?

Your wedding shouldn’t cost the earth! I’m a firm believer in finding a more eco friendly or sustainable solution for all things wedding. Seed paper save the dates are a great way to start your sustainable wedding journey.

I try to keep waste to an absolute minimum, and seed paper save the dates are an almost waste free option!


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

I’ll design your invitations & stationery and give you a fully personalised, itemised quote.

Pay in full for anything you want made straight away, or a deposit to book production slots.

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.

a modern calligraphy style seed paper save the date card for a wedding

Send them up to two years in advance

Sending your seed paper 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.

The back of a seed paper save the date card, showing the planting instructions.

How to plant seed paper save the dates

Worried that your guests won’t know what to do with their plantable save the date cards? Fear not. I will include short planting instructions on each card. I will also include a short link to full instructions about how to make the flowers grow.

Find out how to grow seed paper save the dates here

Seed paper save the date designs

I can make plantable 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?

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