The Best Save The Date Cards On The High Street
Published date: 30th November 2020 | 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 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 glimpse of that 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 at the moment, 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
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.
Hobbycraft Botanical Save The Date Cards
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 rose gold metallic details make them look like they’re much more expensive then they are too.
£5 for pack of ten.
Papier Bold Monogram Save The Date
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 £19 for ten.
Rosemood Atelier Bohemian Promise Save The Date Cards
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 £0.95 each
WH Smith Antique Luggage Tag Save The Date Magnets
High street favourite WH Smith does really well priced and inventive save the date cards including these fun and unique magnets that guests can stick on their fridges and look at with excitement each time they get food out! This luggage tag design would be perfect for couples who are arranging a destination wedding, although you’ll definitely want to say which country you’re heading too at this point, in case any guests panic that they have to fork out on flights to Australia.
From £1 each
Vistaprint Save The Date Cards
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
Tree Of Hearts Pink Country Flowers Save The Date Cards
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.
£1 each card
Clintons Geo Blush Save The Dates
Next time you pop into a Clintons shop for birthday cards take a look in their wedding stationery section as they have some really budget-friendly and affordable save the date options. These Geo Blush save the date cards would go really well with an Art Deco themed day or if you’re having a hotel or city wedding.
£4.99 for a pack of ten
Ginger Ray Chalkboard Save The Date Cards
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.
£3.99 for a pack of ten
Papier Classic Calligraphy Photo Save The Date
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.
£19 for ten
WH Smith Watercolour Beach Scene Save The Date
Heading to sunnier climes for your big day 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 WH Smith are the ideal option, and will be a very exciting piece of post for your guests to open.
Ivy And Betty Designs Vellum Blush And Navy Save The Dates
Save the dates don’t get much smarter or beautiful than these vellum cards. If navy and blush is your colour scheme (and what a stunning colour scheme it is!) then these cards will give your guests a glimpse of the stylish scheme you’ve chosen for your big day. Instead of traditional paper, these are made from see through vellum with a delicate watercolour pattern peeping through behind.
From £1.45 each
Tree Of Hearts Summer Wedfest Save The Dates
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.
Planet Cards Taking The Plunge Save The Dates
Have a bit of fun with your save the dates and amuse your guests with a funny design like this ‘taking the plunge’ card. If you don’t know what you want in terms of wedding style or you want to keep the theme nice and secret, then going down the humorous route can be a good idea.
From £2.50 each.
Two5Designs Pencil Us In Rustic Calendar Save The Date Tags
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.