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The Best Save The Date Cards On The High Street

Author: Hollie Bond

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You’ve chosen a wedding date and now you need to tell all your nearest and dearest to keep their diaries clear with one of these pretty, wedding budget-friendly save the date cards.

Once you’ve settled on that all important date for your wedding day, you need to make sure that your guests know to keep it clear in their diaries. The earlier you can tell your guests the better, especially if you’ve chosen to get married in peak wedding season or at a time when lots of people go on holiday.

As a rule of thumb, if you’re getting married abroad, it’s a good idea to send your save the date cards a year in advance so that guests can organise annual leave, flights and accommodation nice and early. If you’re getting married in the United Kingdom, it’s usually accepted that at least six months before the wedding is a good time to send your save the dates.

You don’t need to have loads of information to give your guests at this point. In fact, it’s fine to just include your names, the wedding date and the general location. You don’t even need to divulge the venue yet if you’re keen to keep it a secret or haven’t quite firmed up your plans.

But make sure you don’t send out save the dates if the wedding date isn’t 100% confirmed. You don’t want to confuse guests or have to send out a second batch if things change. You can also say that further information on specific timings for the day, accommodation, and dietary requirements will come in due course on the more formal wedding invitations.

If you love things to match and want to create a seamless wedding stationery suite for your full wedding experience then you need to get a bit more organised and have a colour scheme and theme picked out early, so you can find save the dates that come with matching wedding invitations, menus and name cards.

Alternatively, you can send save the dates that are different from the rest of your stationery, but that still reflect the vibe and feel you’re trying to create for your day. As well as letting guests know the date of your wedding, the save the date card also gives them a clue as to the style of the day, hinting at whether it’s a rustic country wedding, a chic black tie city affair, or a boho beach celebration.

We’ve rounded up the very best save the date cards on the high street and online for 2023 weddings and beyond, which are a really budget-friendly choice when it comes to wedding stationery and readily available when you’ve decided on the date.

Just because you’re buying directly from the high street or an online retailer doesn’t mean the save the dates can’t be personalised and you’ll find loads of lovely options below that really reflect you as a couple and your big day plans.

The Best Save The Date Ideas

Ginger Ray Scratch The Date Wedding Invitations

Wedding Save The Date Card Ideas

Want to have a bit of fun with your save the date wedding invitations and make them interactive for the recipients? Then you’ll love these unique rustic Kraft paper scratch and reveal save the date cards. There are three little circles to scratch off which eventually reveals the wedding date you’ve chosen and that you want your guests to keep free.

£5.49 for pack of ten cards and envelopes.

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Sienna Mai Botanical Save The Date Cards

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If you’re hoping to host a chic botanical themed day, then these cards will work perfectly and give your guests a bit of an idea of what is to come. The elegant calligraphy and watercolour painting make them look like they’re much more expensive then they are too.

From £1.10 each

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Papier Bold Monogram Save The Date

Wedding Save The Date Card Ideas

If you like to keep things simple, chic and pared back then you’ll love these smart and modern monogram save the date cards. This style would work really well for a stylish city do or a evening black tie event. This design is also the perfect option for any couples who have chosen the wedding date and venue but still have no real idea what theme or style of wedding they want to create.

From £21.50 for ten.

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Rosemood Atelier Bohemian Promise Save The Date Cards

Wedding Save The Date Card Ideas

How romantic are these Marion Bizet illustrated save the date cards? If you’re having a classic British countryside wedding then these will work perfectly and really portray how excited you both are to get married and share your love story with all your guests. Instead of hand writing these, you can personalise them online too.

From £1.20 each

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Luggage Tag Map Save The Date

The Best Save The Date Cards On The High Street Luggage tag save the date 2

If you’re planning a destination wedding, then these cute luggage tag save the date cards with a bespoke map would work perfectly and get your guests very excited for an overseas celebration. The envelope even has a travel-themed map liner that makes these save the dates look at lot more luxurious than they cost.

From £1 each

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Vistaprint Save The Date Cards

Wedding Save The Date Card Ideas

You can really personalise these smart photo save the dates from Vistaprint with a choice of size, paper stock, finish and trim. And of course, having your own photo on the save the date will make them even more personalised. If you’ve had an engagement photo shoot before you send out your save the dates you can use a professional photo from this to give the cards a seriously slick look.

£7.99 for pack of ten

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Tree Of Hearts Pink Country Flowers Save The Date Cards

Save The Date Card Inspiration

Traditional couples who are having a church or English country garden style wedding will love these classic floral save the dates that can be personalised with your names and wedding date. The delightful floral design might even inspire your flower choices further down the wedding planning line.

From £1.20 each

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Design by Eleven Art Deco Wooden Save The Date Magnets

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Want to remind your guests about your upcoming wedding every time they visit the fridge? Then how about choosing these unique save the dates that are in fact magnets! These would work perfectly for any couples planning a country celebration or perhaps a wedding with a 20s Art Deco vibe and while they’re small, there’s plenty of space for all the details your guests need to know at this point in the planning process.

From £1.60 each

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Norma & Dorothy Chalkboard Save The Dates

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If one or both of you are teachers, a chalkboard save the date could be a fun nod to your profession. Or perhaps you’re planning on having some of those cute chalkboard signs pointing guests around your wedding venue on the big day itself? Starting the theme early with these lovely save the date cards will be a brilliant idea.

From £1.30 each

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Papier Classic Calligraphy Photo Save The Date

Wedding Save The Date Card Ideas

Photo save the date cards are a really popular choice with couples these days and you won’t find lovelier or more striking options than these cards from Papier. The large black and white photo combined with the smart calligraphy makes for a beautiful and stylish choice and there’s plenty of space to personalise with the specific details of your day. The envelopes come with really gorgeous inside designs too, making the whole save the date opening process an absolute joy for your guests.

£21.50 for ten

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Watercolour Beach Save The Date

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Heading to sunnier climes for your destination wedding and want to share the exciting news that you’ll be saying “I do” with your toes in the sand? These beachy save the dates from Zazzle are the ideal option, and will be a very exciting piece of post for your guests to open.

From £2.92 per card

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Ivy And Betty Designs Vellum Blush And Navy Save The Dates

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Save the dates don’t get much smarter or beautiful than these vellum cards. If you’re including blush in your colour scheme then these cards will give your guests a glimpse of the romantic vibe you’ve chosen for your big day. Although this design comes with a range of different colour envelopes so will suit a whole host of wedding colour schemes. Instead of traditional paper, these save the dates are made from see through vellum that gives them a really modern and elegant edge.

From £1.25 each

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Tree Of Hearts Summer Wedfest Save The Dates

Save The Date Card Inspiration

Hoping to host a festival style summer wedding in a field with lanyards, various music acts, hay bales and food stands. What a great idea. Best to let your guests know the plans early on so they don’t go out and buy stilettos and a slinky dress with these weediest style save the dates. These are informal and fun and the perfect option for a laid-back festive wedding day.

From £1.20 each

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The T Bird Funny Save The Date

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Are you known for being a bit silly or always having a laugh as a couple? Then you probably won’t want to take things to seriously when it comes to your wedding either. These funny save the dates will set the tone for a laid-back and happy big day to come and will make your guests smile when they land on the door mat.

From 99p each

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Two5Designs Pencil Us In Rustic Calendar Save The Date Tags

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These cute calendar style save the dates will delight your guests when they open them. They have a lovely rustic look and come with a pencil so that guests can pencil your date in to their actual calendar/ diary. Your date can be marked with a little heart for a romantic look and you can personalise the tag with your names and wedding date.

From £1.29 each.

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Rosemood Atelier Foil Stamped Celebration Save The Date Cards

The Best Save The Date Cards On The High Street Rosemood foil stamped save the date 9

Love the look of foil stamped stationery but worried it will make a huge hole in your wedding budget? These gorgeous yet subtle foil stamped save the date invitations from Rosemood are only £1.45 but are printed on high quality paper and look seriously smart and elegant and will give you the golden touch you crave.

From £1.45

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Luxury Acrylic Save The Date Wedding Cards

The Best Save The Date Cards On The High Street Luxury acrylic save the date 10

Your guests will have your save the date on display in their home for many months before the big day so you want to make sure they look like a beautiful part of their interiors. These elegant acrylic save the dates will be displayed with pride by all your guests thanks to the pared back yet luxurious look and the durable acrylic design. These custom save the dates are easy to personalise too, with options for all your details and a huge choice of colours that can be picked at the click of button.

From £1.50

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Autumn Wedding Calendar Save The Date Cards

The Best Save The Date Cards On The High Street Autumn save the date 11

Your guests will know straight away what season you’ve chosen for your wedding day if you opt for these pretty autumnal save the dates. The falling leaves envelope liners and cute personalised heart calendar make them a romantic and stylish choice too.

From £2 each

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Papier Scallop Border Save The Dates

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Keep it simple and chic with these modern scallop-edged save the date cards that could work for pretty much any style of wedding. There’s a choice of colours and some smart envelope liners to select and the save the date text is fully customisable too.

From £21.50 for 10

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Photo Bookmark Save The Date

The Best Save The Date Cards On The High Street Photo bookmark save the date 13

If you’ve had an engagement photo shoot but have no idea what to do with all the gorgeous photos of the two of you then this bookmark save the date will be the answer. It’s a really elegant way to use professional photos and your guests will love to see you booth looking excited for your upcoming nuptials. They could even use it as a real bookmark when they’r reading, so it’s a use choice too!

From £1.45 each

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Vintage Polaroid Save The Date

The Best Save The Date Cards On The High Street Vintage polaroid save the date 14

There’s something really romantic about a polaroid picture, so we adore these cute vintage style save the dates for a wedding. Choose a picture you love of the two of you and then let the lovely design show it off in its full glory. There’s plenty of space on the back of the card for extra details you might want to include too.

From £1.25 each

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Vintage Airmail Save The Date Paper Aeroplane

The Best Save The Date Cards On The High Street Vintage airmail save the date 15

How fun is this paper aeroplane design for a destination wedding? You’ll be able to show off your wedding style from the start if you choose these fun and vibrant designs and your guests will know they’re in for a really fun time at an overseas location.

From £16.50 for 10

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Written by

Hollie Bond

Hollie is a lifestyle journalist with over ten years’ experience working in the wedding industry as Lifestyle Editor for You & Your Wedding magazine Also a Regional Editor for Muddy Stilettos, Hollie has written for Square Meal magazine, Family History Monthly, BBC History magazine and Homes & Antiques. In her spare time you can find Hollie in a dance studio practising ballet…

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