Hey, newly engaged couples! We see you out there! Congrats! Let’s tackle one of the biggest questions we get asked all the time by couples, usually at this time of year in January: do you really need to send save the dates for your wedding? And what are the best save the dates you can send? Great questions, easy answers! Let’s tackle that first one.
Do you really need to send save the dates?
While not mandatory the same way invitations are — which tell guests everything they need to know about the big day — save the date cards are a great idea: here’s why.
Now that you know sending save the dates is a good idea, let’s tackle the best save the date cards.
What makes a card the “best”?
Well, that’s easy! When it is…
Features the season’s best motifs and color palettes
Emphasizes your unique style
We say that’s a pretty great place to start. :)
2023 Save the Date Cards + Trends
Wondering what’s on-trend? We’re seeing a huge uptick this year with… photos! Couples are opting for a photo or collage-style card with their favorite engagement pictures. It’s the ultimate in personalization!
We’re also seeing trends with arch-shaped cards (and other uniquely shaped cards), foil added to the cards, letterpress, and fun, low-key phrases and sayings. It’s OK to have fun with it! Save the dates are not as formal as wedding invitations.
Best Save the Date Cards 2023
These cards do all of the above and more — like supporting the work + dreams of independent designers! We’re sharing twenty-two of the best save the dates for your wedding to kick off the new year and show appreciation for the awesome independent artists at Minted. These are all created by independent designers and will be your new favorite stationery finds for 2023.
Here are some of the eye-catching and popular save the date cards that caught our eye for the 2023 wedding season. (Want to browse all of the designs? Click here!)
1. Stay for Cake
A fun font and unique wording make this the ultimate save the date card. By Jackie Crawford.
2. Find Some Fancy Clothes
Uniquely worded save the date cards are wildly popular this year. Get an eye-catching design like this one by GeekInk Design.
3. Funny Save the Dates
Dust off the fancy pants! It’s totally acceptable and welcomed, after these crazy few years! — to have a little fun with your save the date cards. This design is by Erica Krystek.
4. Big and Bold
Another trend going hand-in-hand with fun wording? Big and bold fonts! This card is a beautiful example, designed by Erica Krystek.
5. Retro Daisies
Get guests amped up for the fun with this retro-inspired card by Baumbirdy.
6. Gold Foil
Are you in?! These are the best save the date cards to tell guests in a fun and informal way! By Sara Hicks Malone.
7. Party Time
If I were searching for the best save the dates to send for my own wedding, this is the design I would select! I love letterpress, gold, and a fun, low-key phrase: “Let’s get this party started!” By That Girl Press.
8. Classic Photo Card
A simple and classic design to share the date with guests! By Jessica Williams.
9. Triple Photos
Show off your engagement pictures on some of the best save the dates for 2023! By Kristie Kern.
10. Free Cake
This fun, laid-back style is probably one of the most popular save the date cards for 2023! I love the color palette here, too. By Erin L. Wilson.
11. Pop of Color
Bright, fun, and a little space for a photo. It’s perfect! By Katt Jones.
Love this clean, simple look for a save-the-date card! By designer Eric Clegg.
13. Garland Arch
This card features two big trends for 2023 save the dates: gold foil and an arch-shaped card. Design by Laura Hankins.
A nice card to show off a favorite engagement photograph with pretty fonts and bold date, front and center. By Corinne Malesic.
15. Ready to Party
This is one of the best save the date cards with the understatement of the year: “We’re really, really ready to celebrate”. :) By Amy Payne.
This card features gold foil typography that really shimmers and shines so guests don’t miss it! By Itsy Belle Studio.
17. Photo Card
This classic card is perfect when you have one favorite photo to display! Get your guests excited for the fun ahead with this save the date by Everett Paper Goods.
These are the best save the dates for 2023 couples that are giving me alllll the mountainous vibes. By Lindsey Megahed.
Get save the date cards like these for a retro, throwback-style celebration. By Shari Margolin.
I love this sweet card: “memories will be made”. Awwww. :) By Blustery August.
21. Come for the Drinks
Fun! By Stephanie Hawkes.
22. Liked Each Other
How cute is this? “It turns out we like each other more than originally planned”. Ha! By Caitlin Considine.
These unique letterpress save the dates are perfect for an upcoming formal affair! Get them at Mere Paper.
What do you think of these? Would you say they’re the best save the dates for 2023? Which style do you like the most? Tell us in the comment box below!
This is a sponsored post with Minted.