Engraved and Edge Painted Save the Date Wedding Card

Think of your Save the Date card as a teaser: give guests enough to get excited and make plans, but no spoilers! This stylish wedding card does just that. The type design and colors of the event to come are represented, but the invitation won't be redundant. You'll recognize the deep blue and lavendar color palette from this card, but maybe the invitation will be on dark blue cardstock with lavender engraving, and fill in the blanks regarding ceremony time, and pre- and post-wedding festivities.

edge of berryWhat if you haven't chosen your wedding invitation yet? In that case, it's best to keep it very simple on the save the date so as not to clash with the invitation when you do make your selection. You probably have a good idea of the color scheme you'll be working with, but maybe keep some of the extra pop for the invitation.

The job of the wedding save the date card is to get the word out to your future wedding guests that you're planning something big and that you want them to have advance notice so they can make plans to be there. Whether you have every detail nailed down or not, invitations only go out 6-8 weeks ahead of your event, and in this busy world, that may not be enough notice for some. So send a save the date to get the ball rolling, and then follow up with all the details with the invitation when it's about 2 months out.

Real Card Studio's "Berry" save the date is on double-thick cotton paper, engraved in navy blue ink and edge painted in lilac.