Wondering how much save the date cards should cost? They don’t have to be expensive! We’re sharing the top places to buy cheap save the dates and we’re also doing a giveaway! Yay! Make sure you’re on the list or you’ll miss out on weekly giveaways, like this one!
Are save the dates necessary? Where can you buy cheap save the dates for your wedding? How much do the cheapest save the dates cost? What are some mistakes to avoid before sending them?! Ah, so many questions! We receive questions on save the date cards all the time and one of the top questions asked is simply: where can I buy affordable save the date cards? In addition to where you can get them is usually how much they cost. Today we’re tackling both and we’re also giving away a FREE save the date card design by the lovely Elmwood Paperie. You know we love our weekly giveaways!
Cheap Save the Dates
So, you want to send save the date cards BUT you don’t want to spend a ton of money… right?! Sounds like a good idea, especially since invitations can really add up in cost and those are a must-have. And if you’re a bride-to-be whose wedding was already postponed due to COVID-19, you probably don’t want to shell out too much money on another announcement for the big date. :)
We’ll show you where to get cheap save the dates online that are NOT cheap in quality! These are the best save the dates Etsy, Zazzle, and independent artists are offering right now at the cheapest prices. Plus, to make your Monday a little bit sweeter, there is a giveaway included in this blog post for a FREE save the date template you can get to save even more money.
High-quality yet cheap save the dates aren’t hard to find, you just need to know where to look. Knowing how many cards you need to send (at least an estimate) will help when figuring out exactly how much you have to spend on save the date cards for your wedding.
While it is ideal to send one to every guest on your list, sometimes your budget doesn’t allow for that and it’s OK. If needed, just send save the dates to close friends and family members (and only to people you know are definitely on your guest list — that’s important.)
It is also helpful to send them to guests who live further away, which allows them ample time to arrange for travel accommodations well in advance.
Where to Get Cheap Save the Dates
1. Elmwood Paperie
Elmwood Paperie has an Etsy shop and a new beautiful website! Sarah offers unique customer service, the kind you can’t find at a “big box” chain. She offers affordable save the date templates you can edit and customize yourself (but she’s there to help every step of the way if you need!)
Some of our favorite designs right now — and they’re 40% off in the shop right now at around $4.80 per template, print as many as you’d like! — are the citrus style and the fall save the dates.
If you need save the dates tropical/destination themed, she has them!
My top pick? Greenery! I’m on a total greenery kick lately. :)
The big difference you’ll notice when shopping here is that you can completely customize your design the way you like, unlike a pre-printed design that is set in stone. We love the flexibility offered by Sarah and the beautiful designs available!
(NOTE: Don’t miss the giveaway at the bottom of this post!)
You may think Minted is more pricey because the quality is top-notch, but you can find really cute and affordable save the dates from their amazing collection. Here are some of our favorite designs at budget prices — really!
You can get affordable save the dates by purchasing a postcard style. This saves you a little money because you don’t need envelopes and postage for postcards is much cheaper. Plus, these cheap save the dates are only about $1 each.
– If you prefer non-photo save the dates, browse this list!
3. For Your Party
You can get adorable + custom-made cheap save the date coasters, bookmarks, and matches from ForYourParty. Right now, they are having a HUGE sale at 32% – 45% off! You can get many coasters listed on their site for under $1 each. Here are a few examples:
4. White + Kraft
These are some of the cheap save the dates Etsy has to offer at WhiteAndKraft and they’re even on sale right now — $0.55 each (digital) or $0.90 (printed)! That’s a huge saving.
While they ship anywhere in the world, if you’re looking to save money on cheap save the dates UK — these are your best bet! They’re around $1 each and look gorgeous! We especially like these cheap vintage save the dates, shown below. By ElleBeeDesignUK.
You may think save the date magnets are pricey, but these prove they’re not necessarily! For instance, these cheap save the date magnets by Venzelyk are custom-made and only around $1 (plus more discounts based on how many you buy).
Zazzle offers cheap save the dates with many way under $1. You can browse their newest designs here. There are often sales running on their website, too.
8. Level33 Graphics
These are some of the cheapest wedding save the dates Etsy has to offer at around $0.75 each to $0.85 right now. See them all here.
9. Basic Invite
BasicInvite offers cards with customizable color options; there are thousands of designs just waiting for you to add your own personal touches. You can even buy acrylic or clear save the dates, which are very popular right now. Browse the entire collection here.
SAVE THE DATE GIVEAWAY!
OK — now that you know where to get cheap save the dates, you can enter for a chance to win a FREE save the date template from ElmwoodPaperie.com! As mentioned in our post, this is one of the best places to get inexpensive save the dates and invitations you can customize yourself.
Sarah is graciously giving away ANY save the date design from her shop — totally customizable! — of the winner’s choice. All you have to do is print the digital file from your favorite print shop or online.
– Giveaway dates: 7/13/20-7/28/20 (11:59pm EST)
– Prize: One (1) save the date template design of your choice from ElmwoodPaperie — any style!
– No cash value
– This is a digital file you can edit yourself; not a printed save the date (you print at your favorite store or online here)
– To enter, visit the shop or website and view the collection. What is your FAVORITE design? Provide the link to it in a comment below! PLUS, for a bonus entry, sign up for the newsletter here! Simply add another comment below that says you subscribed to gain an extra entry into the giveaway. :)
Winner will be notified on 7/29/20 on this blog post and emailed directly.
The winner is: Morgan B! Thanks so much for entering. Please check your inbox!