Save the Dates

Give guests a first glimpse of your big day with save the dates in a range of design templates.
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Announce your forever to friends and family with personalised save the date cards.

Congratulations on your engagement and welcome to the whirlwind of excitement that is wedding planning! One of the first steps is making sure loved ones mark their calendar for your big day. And what better way to kick off the countdown than with gorgeous save the date cards personalised by you? With VistaPrint, you can create wedding save the date cards that'll get your people pumped about celebrating your love — all while sticking to your budget.

Dive into our gallery where you can browse a wide range of styles: modern, bohemian, elegant, rustic, retro and more. Plus, templates for photo save the dates make it easy to add snapshots of you and your sweetheart alongside custom text. For a useful and interactive touch, you can even add a QR code that links to your wedding website. Once you're finished, simply choose from one of our high-quality paper stocks, place your order and we'll take care of the rest. Your personalised wedding save the dates will arrive printed with all your custom touches, ready to send out near and far.

Frequently asked questions

Save the dates are all about announcing your wedding date to loved ones — and making sure they mark it on their calendars. Aside from your date, you'll want to include the name of you and your sweetheart, the venue (if it's already booked) and the location. You can also let guests know that they can expect an invitation in the post soon by adding a short note: ‘Formal invitation to follow’.

We recommend you send them out around 6–8 months before your wedding date. Planning a destination wedding? You'll want to give guests a bit more notice — 9–12 months in advance is generally good timing.

That's up to you. A save the date can sometimes serve as both an announcement and an invitation. This will depend on the format and wording of the save the date card. Typically, a save the date is only meant to inform guests that you're getting married (yay!) and that they should hold the date for the occasion (hence the name). However, some couples may choose to design their save the dates in a way that also functions as the formal invitation, including more details about their big day like accommodation or transportation. This approach could work well for a more casual or intimate wedding, where a separate invitation might not be needed.

Typically, no. Save the dates shouldn't be sent any earlier than 6 months before the wedding date, while invitations go out 6 to 8 weeks before.