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Are you getting married and recently set your date? Congrats! You’re probably eager to let your family and friends know the big news and, most of all, save the date on their calendars.
Save the date cards are sent to give guests a heads up on the day of your wedding (so they can do their best to keep the date available and attend!) and to give anyone who needs to travel the time to make proper accommodations. It also serves as a fun announcement: you’re getting married!
Printable Save the Dates
When I was getting married, save the date cards were popular, but the options available were pretty minimal. And self print save the dates? It wasn’t even an option. And, you guys, this wasn’t even that long ago! That tells you just how far these print at home save the date cards have really come in a short amount of time.
We decided to make our own save the date cards and print them ourselves. So, I guess we were part of the OG printable save the date cards crew. ;) As it turns out, printable save the dates are quite popular now, since you can find the design you love the best and edit the template to fit your needs in an instant. Then take them to a print shop or order prints online and bam, printable save the date cards done!
If you want to give guests a heads up and not wait for printing and shipping (which, let’s be honest, the mail is still catching up from the holidays!) then printable save the dates are a great option for you to get those announcements sent out ASAP.
Why Save the Dates You Print Yourself Are a Smart Idea
Here are four important reasons to buy printable save the dates.
1. Your save the dates are made by a professional designer.
Sure, you can find many different printable save the date cards online, but it matters where you buy them. When you buy a premium save the date card from a designer, you’re getting professional-quality cards that are editable to your liking. Plus, if the designer has a true passion for his or her work — like Sarah of Elmwood Paperie has for hers! — you’ll get one-on-one assistance with any questions you have after ordering, which is very helpful. If you’re new to the printable save the date cards world, she’s there to help you along the way so you’re not alone! :)
2. You can choose what kind of paper to use.
The quality of the paper is just as important as the design of the cards itself. The thicker paper you choose will have a nicer, more professional feeling (and no one will know you edited and printed them yourself!)
The paperweight in your hand needs to have a nice thickness, but it cannot be too thick to fit in your printer. This is a great cardstock that comes highly recommended by people who use it for printing cards and invitations from their own printers. Choose the type of heavy paper that will work in your printer — or, if you’re taking it to a print shop to have them printed, they can assist in choosing the correct paper for your needs.
Three reasons why people love to get printable save the date cards? First, they’re printable on demand. You can print one or one-hundred. Need another card for Aunt Eloise? Go back and print another! There is no limit to the number of prints you can make within one year of purchase. You can choose your favorite print shop, a home printer, or upload them to be printed here. It’s so simple!
Second, it is editable. Don’t like the text? Need to make a quick change? No problem! You can easily make edits, instantly.
And third, you can get your printable save the date cards out in the mail, ASAP. This is great for last-minute change the dates (possibly due to Covid or personal reasons) and for last-minute procrastinators who needed their cards sent out, like, yesterday. :)
If you’re looking for cheap save the dates, one of the best options is to go printable. Why? That’s because you don’t need to reach a certain minimum for printing, and you don’t need to waste cards by buying more than you really need. If you make a mistake, forget to send a card, etc., just print another. No need to re-order!
Now that you know why printables are such a convenient choice, let’s take a look at where to buy printable save the date cards. We spotted these at Elmwood Paperie and they are stunning!
If you love a clean, greenery-inspired design, eucalyptus save the date cards make a nice choice.
This elegant blue wreath is one of my favorite printable save the dates of the season. It is named Versailles.
This floral wreath design goes with anything! I love the soft color palette.
Save the Date Cards with Photo
If you have a favorite photo to include with your save the date cards, this is a great option for you! Simply insert your favorite photo in the card, edit the text, and print.
I also love this style that is Jane Eyre inspired:
These self print save the date cards have stunning jewel tones that continue to be a huge trend for fall and winter weddings.
Pink and Peach Floral
Where to Buy Printable Save the Dates
As you can see, there is a color palette and theme for any wedding you can imagine! You can buy printable save the dates and view other options here.
Where Can I Print Save the Date Cards?
If you’re wondering where can I print save the date cards, here are three suggestions: your own home printer, your favorite print shop (i.e. Fedex, Kinkos, Staples, etc.), or online from Zazzle (all you do is upload: then, your prints are then mailed to your door).
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