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?
Now that you know sending save the dates are 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. :)
2022 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 unique 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
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 2022.
Here are some of the eye-catching and popular save the date cards that caught our eye for the 2022 wedding season. (Want to browse all of the designs? Click here!)
1. Scripted Names
A stylish scripted font and your photos make this the ultimate save the date card. By Brandy False.
2. Double Arch
Arch-shaped save the date cards are wildly popular this year. Get an eye-catching design like this one by Jen Banks of Ink and Letter Design.
3. Funny Save the Dates
Dust off the fancy pants! It’s totally acceptable — and welcomed, really, after these crazy few years! — to have a little fun with your save the date cards. This design is by Erica Krystek.
4. Gold Foil
Another trend going hand-in-hand with photos and arch-shapes? Gold foil! We say put that on everything! This card is a beautiful example of all three best save the date trends, designed by Kristie Kern.
5. Ready to Party
Okay, this one sums up how EVERYONE feels right now! We all want to party with our favorite people and your wedding is no exception. Get guests amped up for the fun with this card by Olivia Goree.
6. Getting Hitched
You’re getting hitched and these are the best save the date cards to tell guests in a fun and informal way! Love the space full-sized photo on the front. By Amy Payne.
7. Vintage Photograph
This card tells guests to save the date with one of your favorite photos and a vintage-inspired look and feel to it. Love this style by Snow and Ivy.
8. Epic Yes
This card is a fan-favorite and I think it means you should also do a pose on horses, as this couple did! What a cute card and a fun way to share the news with guests! By Keen Peachy.
9. Foil Wreath
When you don’t have a favorite photo to use, do the next best thing: choose save the date cards with a brilliant design and gold foil, like this beauty by Leah Bisch.
10. The Big Date
This card is named The Big Date because it puts the calendar day and year front and center! Love the addition of the photo on the side and the color scheme shown here. By Anna Elder.
11. Desert Sun
These cards are giving me all the desert sun vibes. Amazing choice for your boho wedding! By Iveta Angelova.
Green is a huge trend this year for color palettes: moss and a touch of gold is no exception! This beautiful combination is designed by Leah Bisch.
13. Bold Soiree
Plan an elegant wedding with these classic invitations. I chose red for a bold, dont-miss-it style… but there are other colors available, too! By Lori Wemple.
14. 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.
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.
16. It’s a Date
This card features big, bold typography to ensure your guests don’t miss it! By That Girl Press.
17. It’s Happening
A cute, colorful card with a fun and informal style: it’s happening! By Itsy Belle Studio.
18. Bright Pastel
These are the best save the dates for 2022 couples that are giving me alllll the pastel vibes. By Anna Elder.
Get save the date cards like these for a retro, throwback-style celebration. By Eric Clegg.
If you’re planning a destination wedding, sending save the date cards is mandatory! Guests need ample time to prepare and get travel accommodations lined up. These are the best save the dates for destination weddings, particularly if Puerto Rico is on your radar! Cute design (p.s. it’s customizable!) by Ink Blot Design.
This design reminds me of a good, old-fashioned book! By Anastasia Makarova.
And last but not least, this elegant and traditional save the date card is perfect for a more formal theme. Design by Katie Zempel.
What do you think of these? Would you say they’re the best save the dates for 2022? Which style do you like the most? Tell us in the comment box below!
This is a sponsored post with Minted.