As the holidays and 2014 become a distant memory, we love to look ahead to see what the next year will have in store for us. As many couples get engaged over the holiday season, one of the first steps is to select your save-the-date cards and have guests mark their calendars for your wedding day. So, how do you narrow down to pick the perfect save-the-date to match your big day? Let’s dive into 5 hot trends in 2015 as a great place to start!

dark floral wedding invitation

We love how independent designers are re-imagining the floral trend and updating the look for 2015. The use of black and grey (above), instead of traditional floral colors, really bring these designs into the modern era.

black and gold Art Deco save the date

We are definitely seeing (and loving!) a return to a more formal save-the-date style (above). The Art Deco trend perfectly highlights the beauty of formality. With the use of black, blush and gold colors as well as angular and symmetrical shapes the art deco style has re-emerged as a trend for a modern and formal wedding.

witty save the date card in bold purple and white

Couples can really set the stage for their wedding day by implementing a fun and new phrase on their save-the-date cards (above). These creative twists on a classic phrase really create a lively first impression for your guests.

save the date card with illustrated mountains

This is above card is perfect for a couple with an outdoor vibe to their event. If you have selected a wedding venue in the great outdoors this trend surely has you covered! Announce your wedding date with an outdoorsy feel.

envelope

Why stop with your design details just inside the envelope? Couples are bringing their design details to life on the envelopes themselves. With some great new options to get printed themed envelopes to match your Save the Date card the opportunities for this trend are limitless.

The beauty of these trends is that whichever avenue you select the options allow you to have a wedding (and save-the-date) that is uniquely yours. From modern and clean lines to whimsical phrases to hand drawn elements, you will be sure to set a tone and first impressions for your guests.