Save-the-dates are such a lovely way to announce your upcoming wedding to those you intend to invite. By the time you send these out, you will have probably already have selected your theme. Here are a few sensational examples (listed by theme) to help inspire your own selection!

traditional save the date with engagement session photo

1. Traditional

After all that money the two of you spent on your e-session photos, you want to show them off!  Select a traditional style for your save-the-date that focuses on both of you and the all-important date, without a bunch of extra details.

save the date with illustration of NYC skyline

2. Local

Hosting your wedding in your city?  Find a save-the-date that represents your hometown pride with an illustration of the skyline or other local icon. The example above is a gorgeous rendering of NYC, but this style would work with any urban destination.

preppy and nautical save the date with navy stripes

3. Nautical

Whether you are celebrating on the waterfront, or you just love this theme's preppy appeal, nautical is a fabulous way to go for a summer wedding.  This bold navy and white striped save-the-date is chic, but still festive.

rustic and outdoors-themed save the date

4. Outdoorsy

If your wedding's focus is the outdoors, why not put your theme front and center?  Find a beautiful photo that is representative of your location and add a nifty font.  This postcard example will also help cut down on postage costs compared to a traditional envelope.

destination wedding save the date with map illustration and orange text

5. Destination

When it comes to destination weddings, save-the-dates are completely necessary.  Your guests will need to book travel arrangements, secure vacation days from work, and budget appropriately. For all of this, a heads up is certainly appreciated!  We think this map style is a sophisticated way to tell your loved ones to pack their bags!

DIY save the date with stamp and paper tags

6. DIY

With DIY you are only limited by the scope of your imagination and craft supply availability. Find a playful stamp and a great piece of paper and you are halfway there!  This playful stamp above suggests a retro vibe, and we love using a tag rather than a traditional card.

vintage save the date in a telegram style

7. Vintage

Planning a vintage wedding but don't necessarily want lots of flowers and frills?  Vintage events are so much more than pastel palettes and garden details. This thoughtful telegraph save-the-date is an absolutely charming way to announce your upcoming nuptials!

modern black and white save the date

8. Modern

With its black and white palette, minimalist design, and swooshing, scrawled font, the example above would be a fantastic way to announce your modern event.  If you want to add a pop of color or an elegant pattern, consider a lined envelope.

rustic save the date featuring golden antlers icon

9. Rustic Glam

One of the most popular wedding themes of last year, rustic glam seamlessly merges woodland icons with rich details. The golden antlers and modern typography of this save-the-date encapsulates this theme really well.

scratch ticket inspired save the date

10. Eclectic

Designing a wedding that uniquely fits your own quirky style?  We think that eclectic weddings are terrific, with their infusion of the couple's personalities and senses of humor. This scratch ticket-inspired option is delightfully creative!

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